Teacher paid outstanding salaries

A TVET trained teacher incorrectly placed in a primary school teaching position, was paid K7, 931.20 and posted to a vocational school, her correct teaching position after she lodged a complaint with the Ombudsman Commission. The teacher had lodged a complaint against the National Department of Education (NDoE) in 2018 alleging non-payment of salaries and incorrect posting.

The Commission enquiries revealed that an internal investigation carried out by the Teaching Service Commission (TSC) established that she had a diploma in Vocational Education Training (Pre-Service) which warrants her to teach in a vocational centre and not a primary school. In order for her to teach in a community/primary School, she must have a diploma in Primary Education or Teachers Certificate with DEP (1) or DES Primary or Degree in Education Administration. Thus, she was not placed on salary since the date of her teaching at Inauaia Primary School.

As a result, her appointment at Inauaia Primary School was rejected by TSC. However, TSC advised the Provincial Education Board (PEB) of Central Provincial Administration (CPA) to place her in a vocational centre or lay her off from teaching and pay her salaries from their own vote for services rendered from 23 February 2007 up to the date of the notice.

After numerous follow-ups and dialogues with TSC, the complainant was then informed that PEB of CPA was advised to implement the TSC’s decision to budget and make payment for the services she rendered when she was incorrectly appointed to teach at Inauaia primary school in 2007. However, no favourable outcome was received.

The Commission did a thorough investigation on TSC & CPA and the matter was resolved in 2019.

The PEB of CPA had also corrected her appointment, and now she is currently teaching at a vocational school in Alotau, Milne Bay Province.

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Dickson Goraiye

    I also launched a complaint some 2 years back but have not received any feed backs yet.

  2. Website Admin

    Hi Dickson, we will follow up on your complaint.


    1. Allan Muga

      My wife and I had taugt 2years at West New Britain (2013-2014) and was put off in 2013 auto suspension at Bialla Primary to 2014 at Baikakea Primary till December 10 and we came on. The outstanding is still yet to pay even I go through Ombudsman Commission nothing had been done

  3. Raphael Seno

    Hellow, I did lay a complain towards the Teaching Service Commission regarding my outstanding payment as of 2013 to 2016 ,when I went off the payment on auto suspension.Iwas still waiting as to date , do I need to lodge a new application or just to wait patiently again…thankyou.

    1. OCPNG

      Hi Raphael,

      You do not need to send in another Complaint.
      We will check the status of your initial Complaint and advise via email.

      Please let us know what name did you use to submit the initial Complaint.


  4. Bonny Sumon

    Please could the Department of Education ICT help me release my password as I have registered two years ago since 2019. I desperately need the password to access my payslips online. Please email it to my registered email address here simonbonny43@gmail.com Thankyou concern teacher Lumi Sandaun Province

    1. OCPNG

      Hi Bonny,

      Please send us the email of the ICT contact at Dept. Education.
      We will try to ask them on your behalf.


  5. Lucy Remi

    My 3years outstanding since 2015,2016 and 2017 at Arob unpaid salary.I had attached my documents to ombudsman office kokopo.

    1. OCPNG

      Hi Lucy,

      We also have a Buka office at Hutjena.
      Please visit them and air your views.


  6. Randall Maramun

    My Mom and Elder sister has been teaching in a recognised Elementary School in WNBP for almost 6-7years now without being paid.
    They both submitted their documents for around 4-5times into the salary section but they still getting unpaid. Seeking for assistance.

  7. Terence Mayson Aihi

    I have been teaching in Southern Highlands Province, Nipa/Kutubu, Puril Primary school. The teaching position for 2020 outstanding yet to be backdated…I’m suffering in silence…please I need assistance.

  8. Micksil Borai

    I have been teaching in Kotaure Elementary school in Popondetta,the teaching position for 2020 outstanding yet to be paid I m suffering in silence please I need assistance

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