MTDs for working at home

#1
A few points that should clarify matters on MTDs (summarised from a recent CRF note):

There is confusion amongst many TA units about when MTDs can be claimed. The rules are:

1. COs or sub-unit OCs can give individuals tasks to complete at home. Provided that the CO/OC states in advance how many days can be claimed then the individual can complete an individual attendance register. This negates the need to attend the unit TAC.

2. This also applies to distance learning and other tasks such as reconnaissance for an exercise.

3. Such ‘home working’ should be planned on BLENHEIM if possible. Attendance should be recorded on FORGE and the individual’s pay processed in the normal way.
msr
 
#2
Good, I'll be submitting a pay sheet tonight. I've spent bloody hours this last week on TA related stuff.
 
#3
"This is subject to the CO or OC stating in advance what the officer or soldier is to achieve and the maximum number of days/part days that can be claimed."

I hope you got up front approval....

msr
 
#4
It has been OKed by the PSAO and I take it that it came from the OC (well it best had or it will be my last). ;-)
 
#5
Can you claim for working on this site? It's where I get most of my ideas from!
 
#6
I'm sure if you were to churn something out at the other end then it could be justified. Lesson plans; weekend trianing programs etc. If you dont ask you dont get...
 

TARE

Old-Salt
#7
Has anything been said for being able to claim MTDs for carry in out physical training outside training hours? There is a debate at my unit just now. Can anyone verify the authenticity of being able to claim. A file or document reference would help. Do any units currently implement this incentive?
 
#8
msr said:
For example, Mil Knowledge 1 (MK 1) can be completed at home and is assessed as taking 20 hours distance learning. MTD payment for 2.5 days can be made on successful completion of this module.
According to the study guide, MK1 should take "...around 50 hours and 35 minutes."

Of course, this rather precise figure does not take into account revision (the summaries don't really cut the mustard when the student is required to know whole chunks of text verbatim), or the seemingly requisite re-sits.

Working on the basis of an 8 hour day, I would imagine that at least 5-6 MTDs would be required - particularly when regulars have been known to take a week off duties to cram it all in!
 
#11
TARE said:
Has anything been said for being able to claim MTDs for carry in out physical training outside training hours? There is a debate at my unit just now. Can anyone verify the authenticity of being able to claim. A file or document reference would help. Do any units currently implement this incentive?
TARE,

It's a 2 (NC) Sig Bde thing, See your PMs.

msr
 
#12
#13
GB,

That's not very impressive :(

I completed the whole shooting match while I was out in Basra, so am not best placed to comment on recent changes. The best person to speak to is your Adjt.

Tell me, have they allocated you a mentor?

msr
 
#14
Cheers for that, so that means I can set my Sigs/JNCO's homework! Ha, the evil plan of getting them to complete courses for the benefit of their own career and the TA.
 
#15
msr said:
This recent note should clear up any confusion:

2. I am advised that in essence, a CO or sub-unit OC can set a task for an individual to complete at home. It is perfectly acceptable for such persons to complete an individual Attendance Register in order to claim pay on completion of the task even though he or she did not attend the Unit TAC. This is subject to the CO or OC stating in advance what the officer or soldier is to achieve and the maximum number of days/part days that can be claimed.
msr
reference using the gym in your own time.

Para 2 above would appear to legitamise (sp?) this practice for all units. All that would be required would be for the OC or CO to "state in advance what is to be achieved" and agree the number fo MTD's over which it is to be done.

of the top of my head I could imagine it working along the lines of BPFA on a tuesday night. PTI then sits down and works out remedial trg required for each pers and sets goals to be achieved over set time i.e improve by x press ups, x sit ups and x mins on the run by 1 month's time.

Bloggs goes to gym (getting receipts to prove attendance) and 1 month later BPFA run again. if bloggs has achieved his goals then OC can sign off paysheet as trg objective has been met and there is proof of attending gym. Bloggs fails then he doesn't get paid as teh stated objectives have not been met. This also allows for any of the wasters who would happily go along to the gym and sit in the bar for three hours!!

anyone see any reasons why this won't work?

and MSR - can you give me details of the original document as I haven't seen it in my unit at all, would like to raise its awareness with the chain of command.

Humph
 
#16
I am often permitted to claim a MTD's for work carried out at home or for doing recces etc. No probs as long as its OKed up the chain.

Does anyone know if its possible to claim for the use of the phone, i find that i have to make endless phone calls on behalf of the unit, can i claim as an expense or something ?
 
#17
buges,

Yes, use a 1771 and back it up with an itemised bill.

msr
 
#19
Just make sure it is pre-authorised ;)

(and you might want that in writing)

msr
 
#20
I'm not sure about paying people for phys but we certainly need some form of insurance cover for injuries sustained whilst fitness training.
 
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