Counting Your Days

You must count all work days, including paid non-working days, such as professional development days and sick days. If you normally count statutory holidays as work days, they should also be included if you become re-employed.

Don't count days you worked before you retired. For example, if you retire and return to work in the same school year, the days you worked before the month of your first pension payment don't count toward the 50-day limit.

Contract employees

If you're hired on a part-time basis, days count in direct proportion to your contract percentage. For example, if you're on a 33% contract and work one-third of a day, three days would count as one day of re-employment.

Hourly and task-based employees

If you're paid by the hour, or hired for a specific task, check with your employer to determine what constitutes a working day for someone in that position. With that information, you'll be able to accurately count the days you work.

We recognize a day to be anywhere from 5.5 to 9 hours of work. For example, if your employer reports your normal working day as 4 hours and you work 110 hours, you'll accumulate the equivalent of 20 days toward the 50-day limit, as follows: 110 hours ÷ 5.5 hours per day (minimum) = 20 days.

Even though you worked only 4 hours a day, we recognize a day to be a minimum of 5.5 hours. If you worked 10 hours in a day, we recognize only 9 hours.

Use Worklog, our mobile app, to count your days. By recording the days you work, we'll let you know when you're getting close to the 50-day re-employment limit.

Worklog is free and available for download on Google Play and on the App Store.