Part-Time Teachers FAQ

I am a part time teacher in a Primary School.  How do I know if I have an ‘RPT’ appointment (Regular Part Time) or a ‘CNCA’ appointment (Casual / Non Casual Appointment)?

Individuals with an RPT appointment are paid directly via the Department’s payroll.

Individuals with a CNCA appointment are paid via the Online Claims System. You are classified as CNCA if you commence employment as a part time teacher after the first working day in November.

I am a part time teacher in a Primary School.  I have an RPT Contract.  How is my salary calculated?

Your salary is calculated by taking your point on the common basic salary scale plus any allowances payable to you, dividing it by 26.09 to get the fortnightly rate and then divide it by 25 and multiplying it by the number of hours you are working to get your personal rate of pay.

I am a part time teacher in a Primary School.  I have a “CNCA” (Casual / Non Casual) appointment and am paid via the OLCS.  How is my salary calculated?

Your salary is calculated on the basis of your Annual Basic Pay plus your Qualification Allowance divided by 915 hours for your hourly rate.

I am a part time teacher in a Primary School.  I have an RPT Contract.  Do I get paid for July and August?

The arrangements are outlined in the following circulars;

  1. Circular 0061/2010 titled Arrangements for the Payment of Part Time and Whole Time Fixed Term teachers employed in primary schools for the 2010/2011 School year and subsequent years and
  2. Circular 0031/2011 titled Teacher recruitment, Registration and Qualifications.

I am a part time teacher in a Primary School.  I have a “CNCA” (Casual / Non Casual) appointment and am paid via the OLCS.  Do I get paid for July and August?

No.

I am a part time teacher in a Primary School.  I have an RPT Contract.  My hours have increased / reduced.  What do I do?

The arrangements are outlined in circular 61/2010.

I am a part time teacher in a Primary School (CNCA).   How many hours is the school claiming for me?

Your hours are input to OLCS by the school. You should contact the school to provide you with a printout of what claims were processed for each payroll.

I am a Post-Primary Teacher and I have a Casual / Non Casual Appointment.  I have not moved up a point on the incremental scale.  Why is this?

In order to progress up the incremental scale a Casual or Non Casual teacher requires the following:

  • 600 Casual Hours within a School Year or
  • 600 Non Casual Hours or
  • A combination of 300 Casual Hours and 300 Non Casual Hours

It should be noted that Casual Hours of less than 300 within a school year are not deemed to be incremental.

Is my Casual or Non Casual service included for Incremental Credit?

All Qualified Non Casual Service is deemed to be incremental. However, Casual Service of less than 300 hours within a school year is deemed to be non incremental for post primary teachers.

I am a Post-Primary Casual / Non Casual Teacher.  How is my Salary Calculated?

Qualified Casual Salary is calculated by multiplying the hours worked by the Qualified Hourly Rate Applicable at the time

Unqualified Casual Salary is calculated by multiplying the hours Worked by Unqualified Hourly Rate applicable at the time.

Post-Primary Non Casual Salary is calculated by totalling the annual rate of the following  and then dividing by 735 hours and multiplying by the number of hours worked.

  1. Personal Rate of Pay (Point of salary Scale)
  2. Personal Rate of Degree
  3. Personal Rate of H Dip

i.e  Basic point 3    €33,041.00

Pass Degree     €  1,842.00

Pass H Dip       €     591.00  = €35,474/735* # of hours

It should be noted that if a teacher is working both Casual and Non Casual hours both rates will be applied to casual service less than 150 hours.

My salary varies on a fortnightly basis, why is this?

Salary will vary on a fortnightly basis for two reasons-

  • The number of hours are either reduced or increased on a fortnightly basis
  • You are being paid for both casual and non casual hours in the one fortnight.

I have a Casual / Non-Casual appointment.  How many days/hours am I being paid for?

The Department processes the payroll on a fortnightly basis. The dates of payment are displayed on your pay slip.

I am paid via the OLCS.  I did not get paid this fortnight. Why?

If you were due payment you should contact the School as non payment would be an indication that your appointments were not processed through the OLCS prior to the closure of the payroll.