Contacting HR

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Honoraria and acting up allowances for all groups of staff

Acting up allowances all groups of staff

Where a member of staff undertakes the full duties of a higher graded post (other than to cover annual leave or short term sickness absence) for more than six consecutive weeks, they will be considered for an 'acting up allowance' to cover the period concerned. An 'acting up allowance' will usually be paid at the lowest spinal point of the higher grade. A request for an acting up allowance stating the circumstances and the period for which it is requested, should be made in writing by the Head of Department/Division to the HR Division.

Honoraria for all groups of staff

Where a member of staff does not cover the full duties of a higher graded post but is nevertheless asked to undertake a significant number of additional duties that do not fall within the expectations of their grade (for a period in excess of six consecutive weeks), they may be paid an honorarium. In such circumstances a request for an honorarium may be made in writing by the Head of Department/Division to the HR Division, giving the circumstances and duration of the additional work. The appropriate sum will be agreed between the line manager and the HR Division in light of the circumstances of each case.

Request Form for Acting-up and Honorariums