3.13 Higher Duties Allowance – Acting in a Higher Position Other Than Principal
- A higher duties allowance shall be paid to an employee who acts up for more than eight consecutive working days in a position with a higher salary.
- The amount of the higher duties allowance shall be:
- An additional 5% on the employee’s existing salary (excluding allowances) for periods where the employee acts up for up to one term;
- The difference between the employee’s existing salary (excluding allowances) and the rate for the position the employee is acting in but not more than the rate which is equivalent to up to a maximum of three units above the employee’s existing salary (excluding allowances) where the employee acts up for one full school term or more.
- The allowance shall be paid from the first day of acting up, including the first eight days.
- An employer may agree that the duties of the higher position may be shared between two employees for the duration of the period of acting in a higher position. Where this occurs the employer will advise the hours assigned to each employee and they will be paid on a pro rata basis according to (f) below
- This allowance shall be included in the employee’s salary in order to calculate appropriate holiday pay for that employee.
- The ‘rate for the position’ is the salary the employee acting up would receive should they be permanently appointed to the position but not less than the rate for their current position.
- When as a consequence of an appointment to the Kāhui Ako leadership role the employer reallocates duties of a teacher(s) acting in a higher position to a teacher or teachers then:
- the higher duties allowance shall be paid from the date the duties are transferred
- the higher duties allowance may be paid to both permanent and fixed term teachers
- the employer shall identify either the hours assigned to each teacher (as per 3.13 (d) above) or the total hours transferred each term where the duties are not performed on a continuous basis
- the rate of the higher duties allowance will be calculated in accordance with 3.13 (b) and 3.13 (f) above.
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