The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, wishes to inform all staff of the Inland Revenue Division and the Customs and Excise Division that Thursday 9th November and Friday 10th November are regular working days.The reminder comes on the heels on of the call by President of the Public Services Association President, Watson Duke, for the employees to rest on those two days this week.
Mr. Duke is refuting claims by the Finance Ministry that workers will be transferred to the revenue authority. Quoting from the proposed revenue authority bill, Mr. Duke said workers will still have to apply for a job.
However, the Finance Ministry reminded staff that the Civil Service Act Chapter 23:01, indicates that casual absence from work with the prior approval of the Permanent Secretary or Head of Department shall be recorded as annual leave.
It also noted that casual absence from work without the approval of the Permanent Secretary or Head of Department may be treated as leave without pay.