Following the exhaustion of the one-month mandatory paid-leave granted to all national service personnel which took effect from March 26, 2020, to April 30, 2020, and in compliance with the Government of Ghana precautionary directives in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Management of the National Service Scheme (NSS), today, May 03, 2020, directs all national service personnel to resume their national service duty with their respective user agencies effective Monday, May 04, 2020.
However, national service personnel, especially those serving with private user agencies are to note that reporting to work and attendance are contingent on internal arrangements instituted by their user agencies. National Service Personnel are thus advised to liaise with the human resource department or heads of the organisation for further internal directives.
Moreover, in keeping with the Government of Ghana and local authorities’ directives aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19, all national service personnel are mandated to wear a face mask and comply with all other laid-down precautionary measures and workplace protocols as they resume work. The Management of NSS, therefore, appeals passionately to all user agencies to as much as possible operationalise a shift system to reduce the frequency of human contact.
Finally, Management of the Scheme wishes to express its profound gratitude to all user agencies and national service personnel for their cooperation and support in the face of these challenging times.
CORPORATE AFFAIRS DIRECTORATE, NSS