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  • Lansdowne Road Agreement - I.N.T.O
    point of the Teachers Scale 2nd half of the agreed restoration of the S S payment LRA 1 Sept 2017 1 000 flat rate restoration on salary scale commences HRA 1 Jan 2018 Uplift for those earning 65 000 2nd half of the agreed restoration of the HRA pay cut all Will increments be affected by this agreement No Under the HRA there was provision for increment delays Once these are discharged no further delays arise Specifically no delays to the awarding of increments are created by the Lansdowne Road Agreement all What happens to the grace period under the LRA Under the LRA the Government has agreed to a further extension of the grace period There will be no loss in pension or lumpsum for any member retiring before HRA cuts are restored Essentially retirement salary is taken as being at pre HRA rates all How are entrants since 2012 NQTs affected This LRA secured three flat rate increases on the scale in S S restoration and in Pension Levy reductions Flat rate increases are more favourable to those who are lower on the pay scale than percentage increases The issue of equalized pay scales could not be resolved in the LRA discussions which were confined to specific restoration measures within a particular budget framework INTO made significant progress on the 2012 scales in the HRA and is fully committed to equalization Significant steps in the HRA and small steps in LRA new first point of scale flat rate increases are evidence of INTO s ongoing commitment to equalization The removal of the qualification allowance in early 2012 exposed 2012 graduates to starting on point 1 of the existing scale 27 814 In fact INTO action secured a start point of 30 702 which LRA moves to 31 009 with earnings further increased by the pension levy cut and accelerated progression across a number of scale points Following HRA LRA there has been an increase compared to the bare scale after the allowance was removed of 11 5 at point 1 and of 15 1 across the first four points There is now near equality over points 1 10 of the scale but significant issues for INTO to tackle arise thereafter to which the union is committed At the top point INTO secured a 12 2 increase in the 2012 scale under HRA all How will take home pay be affected The effect on take home pay from the reduction in the pension levy will vary depending on an individual s income PRSI and tax rate The pension levy currently attracts income tax relief in the same way as pension contributions When the levy is reduced this tax relief will also be reduced In essence the final take home benefit of the 1 000 gross reduction of the levy will vary depending on whether the individual pays tax at the standard rate of 20 or the marginal rate of 40 all Does the agreement alter any terms and conditions

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/ROI/FrequentlyAskedQuestionsFAQ/LansdowneRoadAgreement/ (2015-10-30)
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  • Panel - I.N.T.O
    Redeployment Arrangements at Primary Level for Surplus Permanent CID Holding Teachers Click here for FAQ s on the Panel all Update on Teacher Allocations and Redeployment Panels at primary level for the 2015 16 school year Tuesday 30 June 15 There are currently a total of 7 surplus permanent CID holding teachers for redeployment to vacancies in other schools About INTO Aims and Structure National Committees INTO Head Office Benefits

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/ROI/FrequentlyAskedQuestionsFAQ/Panel/ (2015-10-30)
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  • Patronage FAQs - I.N.T.O
    the report makes recommendations aimed at ensuring such schools are as inclusive as possible and accommodate pupils of various beliefs These matters will be the subject of a consultation process separate from the divesting issues which will be initiated by the DES in the near future 3 Irish medium schools should consider piloting the concept of a satellite school which would be linked to a well established parent Irish medium school Patronage How many areas were selected for possible divesting In total 47 areas were selected for possible divesting based on 2006 census data 43 towns and 4 areas in Dublin However this was reduced to 44 areas when the updated census data from 2011 became available Patronage Why were these particular areas selected These areas were selected based on the following criteria They had a population of greater than 5 000 but less than 20 000 as per the 2011 census Areas that did not experience greater than 20 growth between 2006 2011 and where establishment of new schools is unlikely to emerge until at least 2016 Areas that have at least three primary schools within a 2km range of the CSO town boundary Areas where school provision is predominantly Catholic or where there is very limited diversity of provision at present Patronage How can I find out if my area has been selected You can check online by clicking here Patronage What happens next The Advisory Group recommended a three stage process to establish demand for alternative patronage and make decisions in relation to this Surveying of parents in relation to establish demand for alternative patronage in their area Reporting by the DES on the demand for alternative patronage A response to the Reports by the relevant patrons to this report within a definite timeframe to be followed by a decision by the Minister on the options provided by the patrons Patronage When will these surveys take place Pilot Phase Initially five pilot areas will be surveyed beginning on the 22 nd of October 2012 The five pilot areas are Arklow Castlebar Whitehall including Kilmore West and Beaumont Trim and Tramore Surveys must be completed by the 9 th of November 2012 Main Phase The remaining 39 areas will be surveyed at a future date depending on the outcome of the pilot Patronage What is the process of the survey The process involves asking all the parents and guardians of primary going children and pre school children in these areas to indicate what type of school they would like their children to attend This is in order to identify the level of demand from parents and guardians for choice of school type in areas where that choice is currently limited Parents will be invited to take part in an online survey which is available on the Department of Education and Skills website The survey contains links to explanations on what patronage means and information on each of the possible alternative forms of patronage Safeguards are included in the

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/ROI/FrequentlyAskedQuestionsFAQ/PatronageFAQs/ (2015-10-30)
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  • Pension FAQs - I.N.T.O
    clause above do not apply an amount calculated by dividing by 1095 the annual rate of that allowance and multiplying the result by the number of days on which the teacher held the allowance during the last three years of pensionable service Compulsory and Voluntary Retirement Pension is calculated at the rate of one eightieth of retiring salary for each year of pensionable service at the date of retirement subject to a maximum of 40 years For example a teacher on a retiring salary of 60 000 with 40 years contributions to the scheme will receive an annual pension of 30 000 i e 1 80th of 60 000 x 40 A teacher on the same salary with 35 years pensionable service will receive an annual pension of 26 250 i e 1 80th of 60 000 x 35 Pensions are deemed to be income and as such are subject to income tax Retired teachers pensions increase in line with salary increases awarded to serving teachers Lump Sum Lump sum is calculated at the rate of three eightieths of retiring salary for each year of pensionable service at the date of retirement subject to a maximum of 40 years For example a teacher on a retiring salary of 60 000 with 40 years or more contributions to the scheme will receive a lump sum of 90 000 i e 3 80ths of 60 000 x 40 A teacher on the same salary with 35 years pensionable service will receive a lump sum of 78 750 i e 3 80ths of 60 000 x 35 The lump sum payable on retirement is not subject to income tax A pension calculator is available in the Members Area of the INTO website at http www into ie ROI InformationforTeachers Pensions CalculationofPension Pension Are

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/ROI/FrequentlyAskedQuestionsFAQ/PensionFAQs/ (2015-10-30)
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  • Salary - I.N.T.O
    need to look at your salary slip find the gross fortnightly figure and multiply it by 26 09 to get your annual salary figure Up to the latest cut for new beneficiaries the abolition of qualification allowances teachers basic salary was calculated by adding the relevant point from the common basic scale your qualification allowance honours or pass level and the supervision allowance together You can find the relevant salary scales and allowance schedule here all What is the rate of pay for Part time Substitute teachers Effective Date Daily Rate Hourly Rate Appointed on or after 1 February 2012 152 22 30 45 Appointed on or after 1 January 2011 153 22 30 71 Appointed before 1 January 2011 173 84 32 89 In the event that a qualified substitute teacher works for more than 40 days in the academic year each additional day worked over and above 40 days will be paid at a personal daily rate The personal daily rate is determined by the incremental point of the common basic scale and the appropriate qualification allowance For more see Circular 0015 2015 on Revised Payment Mechanisms all See Salary webpage under Info for Teachers for additional details

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/ROI/FrequentlyAskedQuestionsFAQ/Salary/ (2015-10-30)
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  • Staffing - I.N.T.O
    for primary teaching posts There are separate forms for a post as principal and a post as teacher Schools may use the relevant form as an alternative to seeking a curriculum vitae and copies of the forms both English and Irish versions are available to download from the INTO website under the school staffing section The relevant form can also be uploaded to web based advertisements for teaching posts all

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/ROI/FrequentlyAskedQuestionsFAQ/Staffing/ (2015-10-30)
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  • Maternity/Adoptive Leave - I.N.T.O
    Posts of Responsibility Pupil Enrolment Recognition of Qualifications Salary School Accommodation School Funding School Insurance School Leadership School Transport and Ancillary Staff School Year Social Inclusion Special Education Staffing Staff Relations Staff Reps Taxation and PRSI Teacher Special Interest Groups The Teaching Council Maternity Adoptive Leave Sequence of Maternity Leave Pay Arrangements and Maternity Benefit Statutory Annual Leave Public Holiday Entitlements Changes to Automatic Deduction for Class A PRSI Contributors

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/ROI/InfoforTeachers/LeaveofAbsence/MaternityAdoptivePaternityLeave/MaternityAdoptiveLeave/ (2015-10-30)
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  • Unpaid Maternity Leave - I.N.T.O
    option available to teachers which is extended unpaid maternity adoptive leave until the end of the school year ie 31 August Teachers need to notify their board of management six weeks before the end of their paid leave of their intention to take unpaid maternity adoptive leave In the case of both maternity and adoptive leave teachers applying to take a period of unpaid maternity adoptive leave will benefit from an entitlement of up to 16 weeks Teachers have the option of availing of extended unpaid maternity adoptive leave until the end of the school year Unpaid maternity adoptive leave to the end of the school year is at the discretion of the board of management A teacher who on completion of maternity leave 26 weeks statutory additional unpaid maternity leave 16 weeks as appropriate may apply for non statutory additional unpaid maternity leave to the end of the school year For non VEC schools this leave is to be entered on OLCS under the Family Leave sub category with the shorter title of Extended Unpaid Maternity Leave The longer title has been used for the purpose of greater clarity in this circular In the context of this leave the end of the school year is taken to mean August 31st For example if all the other leave types referred to above were to expire by May 4th and the teacher in question wished to remain out of school for the rest of the school year rather than return for a short period then the non statutory additional unpaid leave must continue until August 31st inclusive This leave type is not a statutory entitlement and it is subject to obtaining written sanction from the Managerial Authority of the school The Employer should be notified at least six weeks in advance

    Original URL path: http://www.into.ie/ROI/InfoforTeachers/LeaveofAbsence/MaternityAdoptivePaternityLeave/MaternityAdoptiveLeave/UnpaidMaternityLeave/ (2015-10-30)
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