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What are the roles and responsibilities of each stakeholder group to the tuition refund process?

The roles and responsibilities of each stakeholder group are as follows:  

Employee

  • Advise HRM of intent to study and seek clarity on course relevance  
  • Submit the required documentation to the HRMU upon completion of the course of study in a timely manner  
  • Where the applicant is aware that he/she will be completing the programme beyond the prescribed time then the applicant should inform Hr in a timely manner and indicate the tentative date of completion.
  • Effect all the necessary requirements for payments

Human Resource Management Unit

  • Prepare annual budget to facilitate refund of tuition requests
  • Process all requests for tuition refund using the first in first out accounting principle   
  • Approve tuition refund applications that meet all the criteria
  • Advise all applicants of the status of their requests
  • Advise the general employee population of changes to the tuition refund processes
  • Provide clear instructions to the Accounting Officer for payment
  • Submit copies of approval for Refund of Tuition payments to the respective Unit in the Ministry of Finance & Planning to aid in the monitoring process.  
  • Where there is doubt seek clarification from the relevant officers within Ministry of Finance & Planning, if deemed necessary.

Finance/Accounts Unit

  • Ensure the necessary checks and balances on all calculations are submitted for payment
  • Effect payment requests submitted by the Human Resource Management Unit in keeping with the established Government accounting principles and procedures

Tuition Refund Steering Committee/Team (this committee/team will be set up by the organization)

  • Review submissions from the HRMU ensuring that all the guidelines are being followed
  • Rule on issues of course relevance where applicable - The committee should be able to determine if the course is relevant to the public sector.  
  • Make decisions regarding recommendations for payment from HRMU
  • Monitor the processes undertaken by the HRMU
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