Gauteng Health to pay overtime claims

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Gauteng Health Department says healthcare workers who were not paid overtime can expect their payment by the end of this month.

“After learning that there were employees who were not paid overtime, corrective measures were taken and all those who provided their services will be paid by 30 April 2018,” said the department in a statement.

The department said the glitch in payments was as a result of tighter verification of payments to ensure it does not overspend.

“Towards the end of the 2017/18 financial year, the Gauteng Department of Health began a process of tightening internal controls in the payments to employees that were not of a salary nature until all such payments were verified as being valid and authentic.

“This was done to avoid overspending on compensation of employees, which has been increasing in the past years. This action was also necessary for management to curb unauthorised expenditure,” said the department.

Employees who are yet to be paid are advised to contact their hospital CEOs or head office at 011 355 3758 should they experience challenges in the processing of their payments. –