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SERHA to pay increased mileage rate



South East Regional Health Authority | 2014-01-31 00:00:00

The South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) has committed to addressing the non payment of the increased mileage rate for all staff who are travelling officers.

Following an emergency meeting last evening with the Board Chairman Mr. Lyttleton Shirley, senior management of the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA), representatives of the Jamaica Association of Local Government Officers (JALGO) and Public Health staff, Mr. Shirley noted that based on consultation with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Finance and Public Service, the Region is able to offer the following commitments:

1. SERHA will introduce the new mileage rate of $40 per kilometre immediately with payment to take effect at the end of February 2014.
2. Further to the completion of an audit of the previous mileage claims submitted, SERHA will undertake to pay the retroactive portion of the increase from $35 to $40 per kilometre at the end of March 2014.

“Based on these commitments it was agreed that the public health inspectors at the Kingston and St. Andrew Health Services who had refused to do duty travel using their personal vehicles, will resume normal duties effective immediately,” Mr. Shirley said.

“I must express my profound appreciation to the staff for bearing with us for so long. While the Region has partially responded to the increase that became due in April 2013, we recognise the impact our inability to pay over the further increase is having on travelling officers and so we are committed to taking steps to ensure that the matter is resolved.”




Posted By :Taneisha Lewis

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