1.1 About this Manual

About this manual and how to navigate it.

Welcome...

...to the Human Resource Manual for Teachers and School Leaders in Sierra Leone

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This manual aims to address the needs of all those with important Human Resource (HR) responsibilities including school leaders, teachers, education committee members and others working for the teaching service, by providing concise explanations, practical instructions and the tools needed to execute HR tasks.

The manual introduces: the fundamental principles guiding modern HR; a strategic approach to HR, where HR supports the achievement of strategic policies and goals in the education sector; improved HR processes; and an emphasis on employee welfare and well-being, including motivation, health and safety, and the work environment.

NOTE: The TSC is continuously updating HR processes and procedures therefore it is important to check back regularly.

Purpose

The Human Resource Manual for Teachers and School Leaders, in short the HR Manual, aims to address the needs of all those with important Human Resource (HR) responsibilities including school leaders, teachers, education committee members and others working for the teaching service, by providing concise explanations, practical instructions and the tools needed to execute HR tasks. The HR Manual is administered by the Teaching Service Commission (TSC) as an instrument to fulfil its mandate for managing teachers in Sierra Leone. The TSC updates and makes changes to the manual whenever needed.   

It provides guidance on the rules and procedures governing teachers and school leaders as employees of the teaching service, such as what to expect as an employee of the teaching service, what is expected in return, how to apply for jobs in the teaching service, promotion, transfer, leave, separation from service, and the processes involved.  

The manual introduces: the fundamental principles guiding modern HR; a strategic approach to HR, where HR supports the achievement of strategic policies and goals in the education sector; improved HR processes; and an emphasis on employee welfare and well-being, including motivation, health and safety, and the work environment.

The manual has been developed to be available in paper and digital format to increase accessibility. The printed version will be available at all TSC-DO offices. The online version is accessible on computers, tablets and smartphones. All pages from the online version can be printed, including HR forms and sample letters, which can be downloaded, printed, completed in hardcopy, scanned and submitted as attachments to e-mails. For instructions go to How to use this manual.

Objectives

Long-term objective (Impact)

General objectives (Outcome)

Immediate objectives

To inform HR non-specialist practitioners and employees in Sierra Leone’s Teaching Service:

Who the manual is for

How to use this manual

The HR Manual is available in print and digital format. The guidance below is for digital users. 

Site structure

The manual is split into three levels. View the site map.

section.jpgSections: The manual is split into 7 sections. 

sub-section.jpgSub-sections: Each section includes one or more sub-section. 

Page.jpg Pages: Each sub-section contains pages. 

Instructions

Guidance on how to use the digital manual including navigation, search and printing. 

 

Mobile Phone Users

 

1. Navigation

Home page

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Moving through sections, sub-sections and pages

Use the drop down menu to go to sections and sub-sections. 

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As you move through the manual, breadcrumbs will appear at the top of the screen. 

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> Tap an icon to return back to the sub-section, section or section menu.

> Tap on a grey arrow to reveal a drop down menu. Enter a key word to search the section or sub-section. Or scroll down to select another page or subsection (depending on which arrow you select).