Rehiring boost, more leave for public servants

Public servants will get an extra four weeks of unpaid infant-care leave from July, and will not suffer a pay cut when they are rehired on or after 62, at the same grade.
Public servants will get an extra four weeks of unpaid infant-care leave from July, and will not suffer a pay cut when they are rehired on or after 62, at the same grade.PHOTO: ST FILE

Public servants will get an extra four weeks of unpaid infant-care leave from July, under a three-year pilot programme.

Also, those re-employed on or after turning 62 will not suffer a pay cut when they are rehired at the same grade.

These two changes for public servants were announced in Parliament yesterday by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean and Senior Minister of State Josephine Teo.

The unpaid infant-care leave is to be taken in the child's first year. It will give a couple up to six months of leave between them, as long as one parent is a public servant.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 03, 2017, with the headline 'Rehiring boost, more leave for public servants'. Print Edition | Subscribe