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MIA, CSA Release Retirement Package For MIA Staff
By Chris Nyenapee, LINA Grand Gedeh County Correspondent\
ZWEDRU, July 21 (LINA) -The Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) and the Civil Service Agency (CSA) have released the pension plan package for MIA employees in Grand Gedeh County.
Already, 12 employees of the ministry have been notified about their pension benefits, while 10 others have “voluntarily applied” for their benefits with their requests under advisement.
According to the Liberia News Agency, the retirement benefits, broken down into three categories, namely age, tenure of service and health condition, was disclosed at the end of a one-day workshop held under the theme: “For a better retirement future” for government employees in Grand Gedeh Couny.”
Those to be pensioned are chiefs, clerks and administrators after they were screened by the CSA and vetted by the ministry, according to MIA Grand Gedeh County Personnel Analyst, Gee J. Zean.
Under the package, a person who worked for Government and is pensioned after less than 25 years of service is entitled to a “golden handshake” of US$350, while US$500 goes to those who serve from 25 to 30 years.
Those who have served for 30 to 39 years are entitled to US$700, while those who serve from 40 years of service upwards, receive a golden handshake of US$1,000, according to the pension package disclosed by MIA.
MIA employees’ pension pay scheme was in the meantime disclosed as 33.3 per cent of current salaries for under 25 years of service, 50 per cent for the second category, while those from 40 years and above are to get 60 percent of their current salaries without deduction in addition to LD1,300.
The workshop was conducted by Mano Retirement Services, LLC, with sponsorship from UNDP thru the Liberia Decentralization Support Program.
The workshop in Zwedru ends the first phase of information sharing with MIA employees across the country.