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WELFARE AND BENEFITS

WELFARE AND BENEFITS

1. Travel Grants
A new academic and administrative staff member on a contract of two or more years, and residing outside Thailand, will be provided with a one-way air ticket from point-of-origin to Bangkok at the beginning of his/her employment, and from Bangkok to point-of-origin at the end of employment. The air ticket will be restricted to the most economical direct route. If the new appointee desires to buy an air ticket himself/herself, he/she will be reimbursed the actual cost paid or the cost of a similar ticket as determined by the AIT Travel Office, whichever is less. A new appointee is advised to check with the AIT Travel Office before deciding to buy an air ticket.

1.1 Spouse and dependent children under 18 years of age who are residing with the appointee are entitled to similar air tickets.

1.2 At the end of the employment, if an academic and administrative staff member does not wish to return to his/her point of origin (or home country) but instead wishes an air ticket to a different location, the approval of the President is required and the cost of the ticket may not exceed the cost to the point of origin.

1.3. The initial travel and settlement grants are allowed only for a staff member and his/her dependents who will remain at AIT for at least twelve months or one-half of the required contract period of the appointee, whichever is longer. In case of non-observation of the above provision, the reimbursement of the grant will be made by the staff member unless waived expressly by the Institute.

1.4 The final travel grant will be provided for a staff member and his/her dependents who remain at AIT for at least two years (excepting any accrued leave). Travel grants are paid only at the beginning and the end of a period of continuous service, regardless of the number of contract renewals involved.

1.5. The initial and final travel grants will be granted provided that the staff member is not eligible for such support from another source.

2. Settlement Grant

2.1 A new academic and administrative staff member on an employment contract of two or more years, and residing outside Thailand , will be paid a grant to defray the costs of settling in. At the beginning of his/her employment with the Institute, this settlement grant for appointee residing outside of Thailand will be computed at 10% of annual salary, plus 1% of his/her salary for each dependent authorized a travel grant, from which the appointee is expected to pay the costs of shipping, temporary lodging, and so forth.

2.2. Where both spouses are eligible for settlement grants for spouse and dependents, only one may apply for these benefits.

3. Child Allowances
The Institute will grant child allowance for a staff member at a rate of Baht 100 per month for each child at the age under 18 years old up to the maximum number of two children. If both parents are eligible from this child allowance, only one may apply for this benefit.

4. Education Assistance Scheme

4.1 Education Subsidy
A staff member with contract of not less than one year is entitled to an Education Subsidy for his/her dependent children. The subsidy is limited to children under 18 years of age. In case both parents are eligible to this scheme, eligibility is only valid to one of them. The education subsidy provides for 75 per cent discount of tuition fees of the AIT Community School based on actual cost, or reimbursement of education expenses in another school amounting to 75 per cent of the tuition fees of that school, or of the AIT Community School , whichever is lower. In case education in that grade is not offered by the AIT Community School , education subsidy will provide for reimbursement of education expenses in another school amounting to 75% of the tuition fees of that school, or twice the tuition fees of the AIT Community School in the highest grade offered, whichever is lower. Children of nationals studying in their own countries are expected to be enrolled in national schools. Support for children to attend international schools is to be limited to children actually expatriated together with their parents.

4.2 Scholarship Grant
A staff member of the Institute, regardless of category, with contract of not less than one year is eligible to apply for a scholarship for his/her dependent children. The scheme is limited to a maximum of two children under 18 years of age. In case both parents are eligible to this scheme, eligibility is only valid to one of them. The scholarship may be granted to the child based on performance. The scholarship fund and amount of grant will be separately established.

5. Funeral Grant
In the case of the death of a staff member, the Institute shall provide for a funeral grant of Baht 20,000 to his/her next-of-kin.

6. Late-Night Shift Allowance
A late-night shift allowance will be paid to a staff member whose normal shift is rescheduled by the supervisor and it falls between 23.00 hours and 07.00 hours. The allowance is Baht 200 per day in addition to the normal payment.

7. Medical Benefits

7.1. A staff member is eligible to receive benefits from Medical Insurance Plan as from the beginning date of employment (see Annex 3) .

7.2 Maternity related benefits shall be provided from the beginning date of employment. The maternity benefits shall be provided to a staff member and the legal spouse of a staff member (see Annex 4) .

7.3 This medical insurance plan is extended to a staff member's legal spouse and dependent children under 18 years of age, with the maximum of two children. If both parents are eligible from this medical insurance plan, only one may apply.

8. Provident Fund

8.1 A staff member on a contract of not less than one year shall apply to become a member of the Institute's Provident Fund.

8.2 A staff member shall contribute at each salary payment to the Provident Fund an amount equal to 5% of his/her salary.

8.3 The Institute shall contribute at each salary payment to the Provident Fund for a staff member an amount equal to 5% of his/her salary.

8.4 While a member is on leave of absence without pay, no Institute's contribution shall be paid to the fund. However, to maintain his/her eligibility for the Provident Fund, the member may choose to assume responsibility in paying for both the member's and the Institute's contributions.

9. Social Security Fund
All staff members must join the Thai Social Security Fund, under the Social Security Law. Current contributions are automatically deducted from the salary and are matched by the Institute. The current Social Security contribution is 5% of the maximum salary of 15,000 per month.

10. Transportation Services
The Institute shall provide all staff members with transportation in air-conditioned buses routed to most parts of the Bangkok Metropolitan area. A staff member may apply at the Human Resources Office to use this service. A monthly fee charged in percentage of a salary is set by the Human Resources Office. A non-member or temporary user of the bus service will be charged by the trip. A staff member who wishes to stop using the bus service, either temporarily or permanently, must inform the Human Resources Office in advance, otherwise the usual fee will be charged.

11. Uniforms
The staff members may be required to wear uniforms depending on the nature of the job. The uniforms shall be provided by the Institute.

12. Workmen's Compensation
The Institute shall cover a staff member with Workmen's Compensation Insurance policy, being in line with the benefits under Thai Labor Protection law in order to ensure that all staff members who are injured or suffered from illness caused by work are always under the coverage of good medical care.

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