TSC 2023 Circular on New Salary Increment and Allowances for Teachers 2023/2024
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On the 28th of August 2023, the Teachers Service Commission entered into an additional agreement to the 2021-2025 Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA) with the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET), and Kenya Union of Special Needs Education Teachers (KUSNET).
This agreement has revised the compensation for teachers, which will be rolled out in two phases, starting from the 1st of July 2023. The second phase will take effect on the 1st of July 2024 for teachers in service at that time.
This Circular is applicable to all teachers employed by the Commission who are in service as of the 1st of July 2023.
Teachers transitioning to the new salary scales will maintain their current incremental dates. However, in cases where the incremental date falls on the 1st of July 2023, teachers will receive their annual increment based on the existing salary scales before transitioning to the new salary points as of the same date.
Annual Salary Increment
The annual salary increment for all teachers will continue to be in accordance with the regulations outlined in the Code of Regulations for Teachers (2015).
Grading & Salary Structure
The grading structure and designations outlined in Table 1 will remain in effect. The new salary structure and Conversion Tables following the review are detailed in Tables 2-12, which are attached to this Circular.
House allowance rates are categorized into four clusters:
– Cluster 1: Nairobi City
– Cluster 2: Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru Cities, Nyeri, Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Malindi, and Kitale municipalities.
– Cluster 3: Other former municipalities.
– Cluster 4: All other areas.
The house allowance rates for Clusters 1, 2, and 3 remain unchanged. However, Cluster 4 rates have been adjusted and will be implemented in two phases. The first phase has been incorporated into the August payroll, with arrears retroactively applied from the 1st of July 2023. The second phase will be paid on the 1st of July 2024. The house allowance rates are provided in Appendix A. All other allowances, where applicable, will continue to be paid as outlined in Appendix B.
Dr. Nancy Njeri Macharia, CBS