Paid leave claims

Dear HR Community

I would like to seek advice regarding my current predicament in processing government paid leave claims.

We are in the education industry and the current practice is such that the lecturers in actual fact teach as usual however they will submit the leave claim forms to us at the end of the year.

We will then calculate the claim amounts and submit them to finance to initiate the claim process from the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF).

The secured claims from MSF will then be transferred to the part-time lecturers as income.

But I see this as a form of double dipping and false declaration, hence highlighting that this is not right.

However, it was pointed out to me that this has been the practice in the past.

Is my understanding of childcare leave or paternity leave wrong? Or is there another way of practising it for part-time staff? Appreciate your help and advice in this matter.

Thanking you in advance for your kind advice and replies.



HR Poll: Is the processing of paid leave claims correct?

Yes: 17.65%

No: 58.82%

Not sure: 23.53%




Since your company has paid the part-time staff, the claimed amount should go back to your company. - TLY

This is more of an ethical/professional issue. If you do not have the authority to make the change happen, and you really feel uncomfortable about it, you can see whether you can request a change of job duties and not be the one processing the claim. Otherwise, you may have to think about other options. - Cherie



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