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Application Forms:  Click Here
Baggage Allowance:
  - Application Form see Application Forms
  - Can be Submitted Separate to Flight
  - Entitlement see Letter of Appointment
Civil Servant Status
Code of Aid see EDB Information
Competitions:
  - Clipit: A Student Film Competition 
      - Discussion
  - HK School Drama Festival
  - HK Schools Speech Festival
      - 2015/6 67th Edition: Solo Poems 1, 2; Audio 1, 2, 3
      - 2016/7 68th Edition: 
          - Syllabus
          - Poem Texts (Solo, Choral)
      - What is it?
      - Winning Recitals (56th-65th)
      - Workshop on Solo Verse and Prose
  - HKSS Debating
Contract Related:
  - Appointment, Renewal, Start of Contract:
      - Appointment/Re-appointment Memo:
          - 2016 (EDBCM16047E).pdf (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010)  SNET Version
          - Application for EDB Support to Find New School
            if Not Renewed see Application Forms
      - Intent to Renew
          - Example Letter of Intent to Renew
          - Removed from 2011 Contract
      - Letter to Schools About Appointment (June 2016).pdf
            (2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 SNET Version
      - Notes for Applications for Payment
        of Gratuity, Fringe Benefits and RI.pdf 
            (2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 SNET Version
      - Temporary NET for Vacant NET Post   SNET Version
  - August 16 Start Not Mandatory 
  - Breaking Contract:
      - Moving to New School 
      - Penalties
  - Certificate of Service:
      - Content Adjustment (see section 7.10.2)
      - Template (EDB).pdf
  - Checklist For Departures
  - Chest X-Rays:
      - Application Form EDB40 see Application Forms
      - Clinics
      - New NETs only:  see Letter of Appointment; MOCS para 2.3
  - Continuity of Employment if 16th is a Sunday
  - Contract Documents: see Letter of Appointment
  - Contract Length Greater Than/Less Than 2 Years:
      - see Letter of Appointment Circular Attachment A
  - Conviction Checks:
      - Certificate of No Criminal Conviction
          - Application:
              - For HK: Form, Offices
              - For Use In Another Country
                  - UK Must be Done via British Council 
          - see Appointment/Re-appointment Memo para 4
      - Sexual Conviction Record Check:
          - Application
          - Info For Schools
          - Renewal
          - see Appointment/Re-appointment Memo para 5
          - see Contract: Letter to Schools about Appointment
  - Extensions:
      - Extension Beyond Retirement Age of 60:
          - Aided Schools:
              - Conditions of Service (EDBCM00025E).pdf
              - Letter to Schools About Extensions (2015).pdf
                    (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009)
          - Government Schools
          - Letter of Extension (2015)  SNET Version
      - Other 1 Year Extension:
          - Details and Application Process (Section 2-3).pdf
          - Discussions: 1, 2, 3
          - Letter of Extension (2015)  SNET Version
  - LET/NET Terms of Employment Comparison:
      - Terms & Conditions
      - Total Salary Package
  - Letter of Appointment see Letter of Appointment
  - LPAT Exemption see EDB Information - LPAT
  - Switching Between Aided/Government School 
Curriculum see EDB Information - Curriculum Development
Death Benefits
Deployment & Duties:
  - Can a NET be an EPC?
  - Contract Definition see Letter of Appointment
  - Deployment Guidelines:
      - 2012.pdf (2009-11, 2005-09)  SNET Version
  - NET Deployment Plan 2015.doc (EDB) (2009-11)
  - Roles & Responsibilities
      - NET as EPC: 1, 2 
Evaluation:
  - NET Scheme see EDB Information - Evaluation
  - Self-Evaluation Report Example.doc
Flights see Passage Allowance (Flights)
Fringe Benefits:
  - Application Forms see Application Forms
  - Entitlement see Letter of Appointment
  - Eligibilty see Payment of Fringe Benefits below
  - Impact of One Year Off 
  - Payment of Fringe Benefits (EDBC09008E Revised 6/2015).pdf   SNET Version
        (2009-14, 2004-8)
Gratuity:
  - Application Form see Application Forms
  - Entitlement see Letter of Appointment
  - First/Second Payments
      - Government School Payment 
      - When is First Payment? 
      - Who Funds Payments? 
  - Payment of Contract Gratuity (EDBC12004E).pdf   SNET Version
  - Non-payment Discussions: 1, 2 
Increment:
  - Entitlement see Letter of Appointment
  - Incrementatl Date 
      - 2007 Conversion After Revised MPS 
Leave (inc. sick, maternity, unpaid, terminal):
  - Application Form (Submitted by School to EDB)
  - Entitlement see Letter of Appointment
  - Guidelines see EDB Information - School Administration
  - Maternity:
      - Clocking in before holiday
      - Rules
  - No-Pay Leave:
      - The Rules
      - Notification of the Granting of No-paid Leave 
  - Paternity Leave:
      - Discussions: 1, 2, 3
      - Eligibility + Adminstration (EDBC15016E).pdf (2012)
  - Sick Leave:
      - Accumulation + Forfeiture:
          - see Code of Aid Appendix 10
          - see Guidelines for Granting Leave Attachment 4
      - Certificate for Less Than 2 Days
      - Govt Schools Half Day
      - Half Days Note of Attendence
      - Substitutions
      - Summary 
  - Special Leave: Overview, Classified as No-pay
  - Summer Holiday 4 Weeks+ recommended: 
      - Deployment Guidelines P5, FAQ Q25
  - Terminal Leave: As of 2008, Update in 2011
  - Working on Mandatory Holiday / Rest Day: 
      - Discussions: 1, 2
       - see Living in HK - Legal - Ordinance - Employment
Liaison with the EDB/LegCo:
  - A Potted History: 1, 2
  - NET Schemes Discussion
Medical Allowance:
  - Application Form D see Application Forms
  - Entitlement see Letter of Appointment
  - History of Review
  - Insurance Plans: 
      - ACE Life Insurance
      - ALC/Village International Insurance
      - Discussion
      - PTU
  - Medical Allowance is Taxable: see Tax
Meetings in Cantonese: FAQ Q26
MPF:
  - Entitlement see Letter of Appointment
  - Exemption  see Living in HK - Immigration
  - General Information inc. Fund Details see Living in HK - MPF
  - Offset Against MPF:
      - see Letter of Appointment, page 2
      - University Contracts With Same: CityU, PolyU, LinganU
Newsletter
Ordinances see Living in HK - Legal

Passage Allowance (Flights):
  - Application Form C see Application Forms
  - Entitlement see Letter of Appointment
  - Flights Are Taxable:  see Tax
  - Infants Can Have Child Ticket
  - Postponement of Flight: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  - Recommended Agents: 1, 2, 3 
  - Ticket Classes (Cathay)
  - Travelling to non-home country
Paternity Leave
Performance Appraisal:
  - Appraisal of Duties (EDB08091432).doc
  - Lesson Observation.doc
  - Request Personal Data Held:
        see Living in HK - Legal - Ordinances
  - Templates
PTU
  - Executive Committee
      - Contact Details
  - Insurance (Travel, Helper, Home, Medical, Car)
      - Medical: AXA, Blue Cross
  - PTU News Latest Articles
      - No 267: NET Scheme Questionaire.pdf
          - Response.pdf Submitted 29 Dec 
Qualifications Assessment:
  - Ass't of Non-Local Qualifications (EMBC05001e).pdf
      - Clarifications: FAQ Q9, Item 5, Items 27-31
      - Discussion
      - Direct Hire Discussion
          - Recruitment Subsidy (Explanation)
      - HKCAAVQ
  - Re-assessment after PGDE: 1, 2, 3
      - Letter Template for Salary Adjustment
      - Regional Office to which it should be sent
Recruitment:
  - Application To Join NET Scheme   SNET Version
    (Initial Recruitment to EDB's Central Candidate Pool)      
  - FAQs: 2016 (2015, 2014, 2009-13  2009-13 SNET Version)
  - First Contract Start Date
  - Induction Programme for New NETs (EDB): (2011, 2008)
  - Information for New NETs (EDB).pdf (2008) 
  - Statement of Service Example (EDB).doc
  - Subsidy for schools.pdf
  - TEFL Requirement see TEFL/TESL Qualification
  - Terms and Requirements (EDB)  SNET Version  AT
  - Vacancy List:
      - 2016 (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007)
           
Note: The EDB severely restricted its distribution policy in
                     
2013 so the list was not generally available in that year.
      - Year-on-Year Tracking
Registration:
  - see Contract: Letter to School about Appointment
  - see EDB Information - Teacher Registration
Renewal see Contract - Re-appointment
Resignation
  - see Contract: Breaking Contract
  - see also Letter of Appointment
Retention Incentive (RI):
  - Application Form see Application Forms
  - Entitlement (EDBC13002E).pdf (2006-12)  SNET Version
      - see also Letter of Appointment
  - Original Proposal For RI.pdf
  - Rejoining NET Scheme After >12 Months
Retirement:
  - Discussions: 1, 2
  - see EDB Information - Retirement
Salary:
  - Advance: Application Form see Application Forms
  - Annual Pay Adjustment: see EDB Information - Salary
  - Assessment:
      - Guide To: see EDB Information - Salary
      - International School Experience 
      - PGDE Re-assessment: see Qualifications Assessment
      - Statement of Service Requirements: FAQ Q8 
      - Teaching Experience Requirements
  - Entitlement see Letter of Appointment
  - Expected Monthly Salary Table
  - Funding Summary 
  - LET/NET Total Salary Package Comparison
  - Pay Scales:
      - Master Pay Scale:
         - Adjusted (Main one for NETs) (2014 , 2013 , 2012, 2007)
         - Delinked (Pre 1/10/2007 only)
      - PTU Salary and Pay Scale Documents
      - Ranges for Different Grade/Ranks
  - Pay Slips, Ask School if Needed: FAQ Q5 
  - Payment of Wages see Living in HK - Legal - Ordinances
Special Allowance (SA):
  - Adjustment Mechanism:
      - Explanation
      - History of Reviews
          - Summary of Petitioning 
      - Implementation
      - Memorandum on adjustment to SA Rate:
          - 2014.pdf (2011, 2008, 2005, 2004, 1997)
  - Application:
      - Form B (Each New Contract) see Application Forms
      - New NETs Or Rejoining After >12 Mths
        Or Moving Between Aided/Govt School:
          - Normal Place of Residence Form A
                 see Application Forms
          - Statement that Form A is New NETs Only:
            see Contract: Notes For Applications for Payment
                - Discussion
  - Compared to a non-taxable Housing Allowance 
  - Definition
  - Entitlement see Letter of Appointment
      - 60 Day Max For Sick Leave  see Letter of App't Annex B
Tax:
  - Calculate and Submit see Living in HK - Tax
  - Codes for Allowances
  - Flights Are Not Taxed (pre 2016):
      - Discussions: 1, 2, 3
      - EDB Confirmation of Non-Taxable Status: 1, 2
      - Flights Are Not Taxed (Example 11).pdf
      - How to Raise an Objection see Living in HK - Tax
  - Flights Are Taxed (2016 onwards):
      - Discussion 
      - IRD Guidance
  - Gratuity 'Related Back' May Save Tax: 1, 2
  - Medical Allowance is Taxed 
  - Payment Before Leaving HK
         see Application Forms - Gratuity
      - Discussion
      - Summary 
      - Things to be done By Employer/Employee
          - IR56F Notes (Form If Leaving <= 1 Month) 
          - IR56G Notes (Form If Leaving > 1 Month)
TEFL/TESL Qualification
  - Apply to the NET Scheme Without it
  - EDB Authorised Courses: 1, 2
  - EDB Course Guidelines:
      - Original Circular (EMBC03012E).pdf
      - Latest Website Version.pdf
  - Requirement see Letter of Appointment
Termination:
  - Procedure see Letter of Appointment
Typhoons:
  - Rules and Procedures (EDBC16004E).pdf  (2015, 2013, 2007)
      - Definition of Classes Suspended 
      - Localised Heavy Rain Warning 
      - For Parents 
  - School Closure Announcements:
      - EDB Alert (When announcement made)
      - EDB Website (Check red ticker at top)
      - Government Press Releases
  - Tracking  see Living in HK - Weather
  - Weather Info For Schools
Vacancy List see Recruitment
Visas:
  - China Visas see Living in HK - Visas
  - Immigration Info see Living in HK - Immigration
  - Work Visa
      - Change of Address (ROP18A) 
      - New School:
          - Application Form ID990A
          - Application Procedures for NETs (EDB)
          - Documents When Changing Schools
          - Procedure for Extension at Same Time: 1, 2 
          - Summary 
      - Renewal at Same School:
          - Application Form ID91 (extension)
          - Book Appointment Online
          - Example Letters From Principal:
              - Contract Renewal.doc
              - Mid Contract.doc
      - Requirement: see Letter of Appointment
      - Queue  at Office 
Work Outside School:
  - Info for NETs (Section 8).pdf
  - Restriction see Letter of Appointment

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Fun Wai Wah President - -
Wong Hak Lim Vice-President
(Internal Affairs)
- Who's Who
Ip Kin-yuen
- Ben Lam
Vice-President
- Personal Assistant
ikyoffice@hkptu.org
- lamsiupan@hkptu.org
Website - Published Articles
Who's Who
Eddie Shee Shing Chung Vice-President sheeshingchung@hkptu.org Who's Who
Fung Pik Yee Vice-President fungpikyee@hkptu.org Who's Who
Publications Department feedback@hkptu.org
Chan Kwok Kuen Director
Executive Editor PTU News
chankwokkuen@hkptu.org Who's Who
Ho Chi Wai Deputy Director hcw@dphk.org
hochiwai@hkptu.org
Website, Who's Who
Iris Cheung PTU News cheungpuikwan@hkptu.org -
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Who
Completes
the Form
New NETs /
Rejoining
After More
Than 12 Mths
Mid Contract
/ Annually
New Contract
(Renewed /
Change of
School)
New Contract
(Changed From
Aided to Govt
or Vice Versa)
End of
Contract
Leaving
NET
Scheme
Advance of Salary
 - Fringe Benefits FORM E
NET +
School
Yes - - - - -
Appointment of Teaching Staff.pdf   SNET Version
(Informs EDB so that Salary is Paid)
NET +
School
Yes No Yes Yes - -
Baggage Reimbursement
 - Fringe Benefits FORM C
NET +
School
Yes - No No No Yes
Certificate of No Criminal Conviction NET Yes No No No - -
EDB Support to Find New School if Not Renewed
 - Appointment/Re-appointment Memo Form B
   SNET Version
NET - - - - Yes
[In May]
-
Gratuity.pdf   SNET Version
(At Least 4 Weeks Before Last Week of School Year)
  (2011, 2010, 2009, 2006-8)
School - - - - Yes Yes
Medical Insurance Reimbursement
 - Fringe Benefits FORM D
NET +
School
Yes Yes Yes Yes - -
Passage (Flight) Reimbursement
 - Fringe Benefits FORM C
NET +
School
Yes - Yes Yes Yes Yes
Retention Incentive.pdf   SNETs Use Same Version
  (2006-12)
NET +
School
No Yes Yes Yes - -
Sexual Conviction Record Check
(Not Mandatory)
(School Decision Whether it is Needed)
NET Yes No Yes Yes - -
Special Allowance
 - Fringe Benefits FORM B
NET +
School
Yes No Yes Yes - -
Special Allowance Declaration on Normal
Place of Residence
 - Fringe Benefits FORM A
NET +
School
Yes No No Yes - -
Teacher's X-Ray
 - EDB Form EDB40
NET Yes No No Yes - -
Work Visa NET Yes - Yes Yes - -

    Who to Contact: For special allowance, passage, baggage and medical allowances NETs should contact the NET Admin Team.
                            For gratuity and salary the REO should be contacted.

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