TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) confirmed the financial rights of the 57 dismissed employees would not be stripped. Acting KPK spokesman Ali Fikri said, however, they would not receive severance pay and pension funds.
“KPK provides an allowance as a substitute for pension fund benefits,” said Ali on Tuesday, September 21.
Ali said the allowance is a cash fund for advisors and employees as welfare insurance given at the end of the office term. The amount is determined by the KPK, while the fund management is under Workers Social Security Agency (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan) and a third party.
Ali said the allowance is regulated in KPK Regulation No. 2 of 2018 on allowances for advisors and employees and the KPK Secretary General’s Decree No. 390 of 2018 on the allocation of the allowance.
The amount of the allowance is 16 percent of the monthly salary of KPK employees, he added. In detail, 13 percent of them are from the state budget and 3 percent from employees. “The funds are collected since the employee is appointed,” he said.
Previously, Giri Suprapdiono as one of the dismissed employees said the 57 employees were discharged without severance pay and pension funds. He argued that based on the dismissal decree signed by Firli, the KPK employees were given an allowance which was the employees' savings in the form of pension funds and BPJS Ketenagakerjaan.
M ROSSENO AJI