Returned Salaries 

Salaries are returned to the Commission due to:

  1. Closure of your current bank account before the new one is operational.
  2. Recalling of salary by the Commission.

Any returned salary should be claimed in writing through the head of institution.

Over Payment

An employee is required to notify the Commission of any erroneous payment. Where the over payment is as result of death, the next of kin should notify the bank immediately. To prevent over payment, Heads of institutions should report cases of death and absenteeism within 48 hours.

Recovery of over payment

Over payment constitutes government liability whose recovery takes priority over all other deductions on payroll. Over payment will be recovered as follows:

  1. In reinstatement cases, outstanding over payment will be recovered in full
  2. In cases of retirement or death, any government liability is recovered in full from pension benefits or gratuity.
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Allowances

Allowances paid to teachers are classified as either remunerative or reimbursable.

Remunerative allowances are paid with salary while reimbursable allowances are refundable upon application.

Remunerative allowances

There are two types of remunerative allowances;

Automatic

which include:

  • house
  • medical
  • commuter
  • hardship

Paid on application

which include:

Responsibility allowance

This is paid to headteachers,deputy headteachers and senior teachers who are at Job Group K and below.

Special duty allowance

This is payable to teachers below job group M appointed to administrative posts by commission and deployed in arid and semi-arid lands.

Readers allowance

This is paid to a visually impaired teacher who has engaged a reader whose minimum qualification is not below KCSE D+/KCE Division III. The allowance is paid at a fixed rate determined from time to time by the commission.

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Interpreters Allowance

This is payable to deaf teachers who engage interpreters while on study leave.

Special school allowance

This is paid to teachers specialized in special needs education and who have been deployed to teach in special schools or units.

Transfer Allowance

This is payable to teachers who have been transferred from one district to another, provided the transfer is initiated by the Commission.

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Reimbursable Expenses

The commission reimburses the following expenses to teachers

Travelling expenses:

The teacher is eligible for reimbursement only in the following circumstances;

  1. Where a teacher’s interdiction has been revoked.
  2. While traveling to attend an interview
  3. Travelling to a station on first posting outside home District
  4. Traveling from duty station outside home District on retirement
  5. Teachers working in hardship areas travelling to and from home during school holidays. The teacher’s home District must be outside the hardship area.
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Teachers should apply on prescribed forms attaching supporting documents.

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Quota per diem:

This is daily subsistence allowance paid to teachers on official assignment. Application must be made at least 14 days before travelling.

TSC Contacts

Teachers Service Commission – Kenya

Kilimanjaro Avenue, Upper Hill

020 289 2000

0722 208 552

0777 208 552

[email protected]

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