GES ranks that attracts responsibility allowance
The Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has cleared the misinterpretation over the issue of Responsibility Allowance within the Service, especially among staff, and has therefore offer the following clarifications:
PAYMENT OF GES RESPONSIBILITY ALLOWANCE TO TEACHING STAFF
Responsibility Allowance is payable to only professional teachers who are of the following ranks: Deputy Director, Assistance Director I, Assistant Director Il and Principal Superintendent.
The GES has indicated that the responsibilities which attract the allowance among the teaching staff are as follows;
School Head (Basic)
Assistant Headmasters/Mistresses (SHS)
Form Master/Mistress (Class Master/Mistress)
Guidance and Counselling Co-ordinators
Heads of Departments (Programme Heads)
Frontline Heads (at Districts, Regions)
Unit Heads (Headquarters)
For the avoidance of doubt, Head of Department refers to the following Departments:
a) Agricultural Science
d) Home Economics
e) Visual Arts
f) General Science
g) General Arts
i) Mathematics and ICT.
PAYMENT OF GES RESPONSIBILITY ALLOWANCE TO NON-TEACHING
Non-teaching staff entitled to Responsibility Allowance are: Principal Accountant (Substantive), Principal Internal Auditor (Substantive) and Principal Administrative Officer (Who has duly been posted as Head of the Administrative Unit by the Regional Director of Education to a School/Office).
Staff are also to note that their respective responsibilities are factored into the salary level on the Single Spine Salary Structure. Therefore, there is no separate salary line for Responsibility Allowance on the payslip.
The Management of GES has therefore urged its staff to treat the above information as such.