HRSINGAPORE Community Discussions
EP Card Replacement Fee
Dear HR Professionals,
Do you recover the fee of the EP card replacement from an employee if they lost their EP card?
Yes, if it's due to negligence. However this has to be duly communicated.
Our company does not cover for EP card replacement fee, employee him/herself will bear the replacement fee.
Yes our company do. Beside the fee of the EP card, other admin charges associated with it will also be borne by the employee too. This is to inculcate into the employee, that they have to take care of their own items. If company pay for what they have lost, the sense of responsibility will not be there and you can expect more of such cases to come.
Yes, we did. The employee should have accountability for their employment card.
Yes. The responsibility is on them not to lose it. You can choose to cover the cost for them as well.
Yes, we do as deem it is the ownership of staff to safe keep the work passes.
Yes we do make the employee pay for it as it is their responsibility. I feel if not they will take advantage thinking the employer.
Yes, if it was lost by the employee due to their mistake.
Yes our company practise that.
Yes we do so as to deliver the message across that EPs are not free and the person awarded it should treasure and appreciate the pass where others more deserving may not get it. It also instills responsible behavior and pushes them to be extra careful with legal documents such as EP card which is similar to NRIC.
You should as a rule yes!
Keeping their card safe is the same as keeping your NRIC safe, the employee need to make replacement of their card, they will need to pay for it.