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Press Release - Foundation for Educational Services

On the 23rd February 2018, the Foundation for Educational Services (FES) issued a press release to make public an error on its part which led to a number of irregularities concerning vacation leave.

Since then, the FES has been in discussions with stakeholders, including MUT, to make sure individuals in need of regularizing their position have flexible options offered. The details of the agreement reached are being explained below.

Agreement reached for Past Employees
Whilst the paid off leave to these employees needs to be fully reimbursed to FES, the taken leave will be borne equally between the FES and the employee, rather than in full by the employee. It was also agreed that any tax paid on the leave that will be reimbursed, will be fully borne by FES. In addition, more favourable repayment options are being given. In fact, if one is a past employee, intends to work again with FES in the coming SkolaSajf 2018, there is now the option to regularise one’s position by repaying the amount due by means of an adjustment from the summer payrolls.

It is to be pointed out that those past employees that had partly or fully taken the extra generated vacation leave, and which to date have already settled their dues with FES, will in the coming weeks be receiving a refund.

Agreement reached for Present Employees
The taken extra generated leave will be borne equally between FES and the employee, rather than in full by the employee. It was also agreed that any tax paid on the leave that will be reimbursed, will be fully borne by FES. In addition, more favourable repayment options are being given. In fact, if one is currently an FES employee, there is the option to set off the amount due from one’s vacation leave balance, or to settle the amount due in monetary terms, or partly set-off the amount due from one’s vacation leave balance and party settle the amount in monetary terms.

It is to be pointed out that any instructions received from FES by present employees to make a deduction from Roll 3, will not be carried out.

Both present and past employees will receive a new communication from FES in the coming weeks, informing them of the new balance due (if applicable), and options for reimbursement.

Finally FES would like to apologise for not being able to reply to queries received, due to ongoing discussions with various stakeholders until an agreement was reached.