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January 2017

Extension Agreed in Entitlement to Work as Substitute While on Career Break - Cap Raised to 90 Days

The INTO has for some time been in contact with the DES regarding the serious problem in accessing substitute teachers to cover absences in many parts of the country. INTO believes that, while big questions regarding teacher supply and substitution panels need to be addressed, one initial step is to allow an increase (from the current 40 days) in the number of days per school year where a teacher on career break may substitute.

The DES has now decided to raise the cap on subbing while on career break to 90 days. The Department will amend the OLCS to reflect this change and substitutes will be paid at their non-casual rate from Day 41 and beyond of their substitute service during a school year. Teachers will not accrue incremental credit for substitute work done while on career break.


Date: Thursday, 12 January 17