11 August 2020 - NW1001
August, Mr SN to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services
Whether, given the settlement agreement in 2018 between his department and the Departmental Bargaining Chamber on Phase 02 of the Occupational Specific Dispensation for Correctional Services Officials with former Minister of Correctional Services Mr Michael Mashuta, which was envisaged to conclude no later than 31 March 2020, the specified settlement agreement has been concluded; if not, why not; if so, by what date will the remaining beneficiaries be paid?
The Settlement agreement 01 of 2016 on OSD for Correctional officials was concluded on 21 November 2016 and had a life span of three (03) years for implementation.
All serving officials on the system of Correctional Services were paid on the agreed preventatives measures for each specified year.
The status of payments to officials whose services were terminated through resignation or a dismissal are as follows:
- Officials who resigned and were reappointed as ex officials in terms of the special recruitment became active on the system i.e. Persal and as such all outstanding monies owed to the officials were accordingly paid.
- Partial payments have been finalised in respect of audited cases of terminated officials;
- Approximately two thousand (2000) cases remain and payments are made when relevant documents have been received, captured and audited.