Working at UM and Macao

Subsidies

1. Holiday Subsidy
Besides the basic monthly salary, the University releases the Holiday Subsidy and the Christmas Subsidy each equivalent to one month’s salary.

The holiday subsidy is payable in June every year for the entitled holidays of the previous year, together with the remuneration due in the month.  For new appointees, the amount of holiday subsidy shall be proportional to the time of service provided from the commencement of appointment to 31 December of the commencement year, the proportional rate being the number of months of service completed till 31 December of the year divided by 12, and which shall be payable in June in the second calendar year.  Other than the first calendar year of service, the amount will be calculated based on monthly remuneration as of 1 June multiplied by the number of days of the annual leave the appointee is entitled to in that calendar year and divided by 22.

Example: Appointee A joined the University on 16 August 2010, and his monthly salary is MOP30,000.00. He will have completed the first year of his service on 15 August, 2011. According to the above-mentioned condition, he will be paid the first holiday subsidy in June 2011, the amount of which will be:

 

MOP30,000.00 x 5 months (total months from his commencement of appointment to 31 December 2010) / 12 months = MOP 12,500.00

Remarks: The period of service exceeding 15 days shall be considered a complete month according relevant article. Therefore the service period in August shall be counted for a complete month for the purpose of release of the Holiday Subsidy.

In June 2012, as he will have provided full year of service in 2011, he shall be entitled to 22 days of annual leave in 2012 and the holiday subsidy amount will be:

 

MOP 30,000.00 x 22 days (annual leave entitled in 2011) / 22 days = MOP 30,000.00

2. Christmas Subsidy
The Christmas subsidy is payable in November every year, together with the salary of the month. The amount is equal to the basic monthly remuneration of November of the year. In the first year of the appointment, the amount of Christmas subsidy shall be proportional to the time of service provided from the commencement of appointment to 31 December of the year, the proportional rate being the number of months of service completed till 31 December of the year divided by 12.

Example: Appointee B joined the University on 16 August 2010, and his monthly salary is MOP30,000.00. In November 2010, his Christmas subsidy will be:

 

MOP30,000.00 x 5 months (total months from his commencement of appointment to 31 December 2010) / 12 months = MOP 12,500.00

Remarks: The period of service exceeding 15 days shall be considered a complete month according relevant article. Therefore the service period in August shall be counted for a complete month for the purpose of release of the Christmas Subsidy.

In November 2011, his Christmas subsidy will be paid in full amount (i.e. MOP 30,000) as he will have provided service for the whole year.
 
3. Accommodation / Housing Subsidy
The appointee can apply for a subsidy ranging from MOP3,320.00 to MOP5,600.00 per month corresponding to the appointee's salary index group if the appointee is not provided with accommodation by the UM or any public entities. Appointees who are recruited outside Macao can apply for accommodation provided by the UM (subjected to availability and rental charges).

4. Furniture Subsidy
The appointee who are recruited outside Macao with a contract duration not less than one and a half years and not provided with accommodation in hostel are eligible to apply for the one-time furniture subsidy in the amount of MOP10,000.00.

If the appointee terminates the working relation with the University or the University terminates his/her contract with justified reason during the period of contract, and his/her service period is less than one and a half years after the furniture subsidy is granted, he/she needs to pay back the amount of the said subsidy in full to the University.

5. Passage and Baggage Subsidies
Appointees recruited outside Macao are eligible to the one-time passage and baggage subsidies, once for taking up the appointment and once when the appointment is completed and is subject to conditions stipulated in relevant regulations.

In addition, the passage subsidy extends to the spouse and children below the age of 18 of the eligible appointee only if his/her contract period is more than one and a half years, with a maximum of four persons of the passage expense incurred, including the staff himself/herself.

The amount of passage subsidy and baggage subsidy is determined according to the different zones from where the appointees are recruited.

Appointees who fail to complete their first contract or leave in the middle of an academic year in any subsequently renewed contract shall not be eligible to the passage and baggage subsidies for the return trip (Except those who do not have the right of abode in Macau Special Administrative Region). 

6. Family Subsidy
The appointee and his/her eligible family members shall be provided with family subsidy for his/her ascendant and spouse and descendant, with a subsidy of 10 index points* per month for each eligible family member, and is subject to conditions stipulated in relevant regulations.

*At present, 1 index point = MOP 88. While USD 1 = around MOP 8.

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Last Modified: 5 March, 2019