Mechanisms for financial skills training and dealing with debt

Posted on August 05, 2015

Dear staff member

The University has been requested for a while now, through the NEHAWU UP branch leadership, to assist with identifying mechanisms for financial skills training and dealing with debt.

This need was also reflected in the salary agreements with NEHAWU in 2014 and 2015. This followed after a request by NEHAWU for staff members to be granted access to their provident funds could not be acceded to as a result of legal constraints. Finding ways in which to empower staff members in terms of financial skills and debt management was a mutually agreed upon alternative.

The University and the leadership of NEHAWU UP are currently looking into possible service providers who can assist staff with debt consolidation, debt management and financial skills training. For service providers to consider doing this, they need to understand how many staff members would need such services as well as the exact scope and nature of services required.

For this purpose, all staff members who are interested to have their financial situation looked into for possible assistance should complete the attached form. Staff members must be aware that they have to give confidential information such as bank account statements, salary and other necessary information. Such information will be dealt with confidentially, only for the purpose explained above.

Please note that this service will not be for NEHAWU members only but all UP staff. Any staff member who is interested in making use of the said assistance may complete the form.

Completed forms can be sent by email to [email protected]. Staff who are union members can submit the forms to their representatives by hand or by email.  To ensure confidentiality, these are the only ways that the forms should be submitted.

Please do ensure that your form is submitted by on or before the 24th August 2015.

Click here for the consent form

Ms Patience Mushungwa
Executive Director: Human Capital and Transformation
- Author Human Capital and Transformation

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