PARLIAMENT has just amended the Public Service Management Act 1995 that compels public servants who intend to contest elections to resign 12 months before the issuing of writs.
It restricts them from replying and to getting re-employed into the public services until the fifth year.
This amendment does not apply to teachers.
Teachers are governed under the Teaching Services Act.
Teachers who wish to contest the election will still have the opportunity to exercise their right to contest the election by resigning six months before the issuing of writs are issued.
If they are unsuccessful, they may still reapply two months after the declaration of the results.
I hope this is clear.
Acting Commissioner – Policy,
Teaching Service Commission