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Employee Benefits in Uganda

  • November 2014
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  • Timetric
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  • 46 pages

The report provides in-depth industry analysis, information and insights of the employee benefits in Uganda, including:
- Overview of the state and compulsory benefits in Uganda
- Detailed information about the private benefits in Uganda
- Insights on various central institutions responsible for the administration of the different branches of social security
- The regulatory framework of employee benefits in Uganda

Uganda’s social security system only covers a small proportion of the population. The majority of workers and their families are not covered under the country’s social security system, however, the government plans to introduce new social security benefits. The government is planning to include maternity and unemployment benefits, health insurance, funeral grants ,and school fees for the children of workers. The two important formal social security schemes in Uganda are the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and the Public Service Pension Scheme.

This report provides a detailed analysis of employee benefits in Uganda:
- It offers a detailed analysis of the key government-sponsored employee benefits, along with private benefits
- It covers an exhaustive list of employee benefits, including retirement benefits, death in service benefits, long-term disability benefits, short-term sickness, workmen’s compensation, maternity and paternity benefits, leaves and holidays, overtime compensation
- It highlights the economic and regulatory situations relating to employee benefits in Uganda

Reasons To Buy
- Make strategic decisions using in-depth information related to Uganda’s employee benefits
- Assess the Uganda’s employee benefits market, including state and compulsory benefits and private benefits
- Gain insights into the key employee benefit schemes offered by private employers in Uganda
- Gain insights into key organizations governing Uganda’s employee benefits, and their impact on companies

Key Highlights
- Uganda’s social security system only covers a small portion of the population
- The government is planning to include maternity and unemployment benefits; health insurance; funeral grants; and school fees for the children of workers
- The social security system comprises a set of state and compulsory benefits that protect employees against the risks of old age, death, long-term disability, short-term sickness and occupational accidents and diseases
- Personal development opportunities, subsidized transport, work-life balance, company cars, company accommodation and educational assistance are some benefits that form private benefits in Uganda

Table Of Contents

Employee Benefits in Uganda
Table of Contents
1 Executive Summary
2 Introduction
2.1 What is this Report About?
2.2 Definitions
3 Country Statistics
4 Overview of Employee Benefits in Uganda
5 Regulations
6 State and Compulsory Benefits
6.1 Retirement Benefits
6.1.1 Introduction
6.1.2 Types of retirement plan
6.1.3 Eligibility
6.1.4 Age
6.1.5 Pensionable salary
6.1.6 Benefits
6.1.7 Payment options
6.1.8 Typical employer practice
6.1.9 Employee and employer contributions
6.1.10 Taxation
6.2 Death in Service
6.2.1 Introduction
6.2.2 Eligibility
6.2.3 Benefits
6.2.4 Payment options
6.2.5 Typical employer practice
6.2.6 Employee and employer contributions
6.2.7 Taxation
6.3 Long-term Disability Benefits
6.3.1 Introduction
6.3.2 Eligibility
6.3.3 Benefits
6.3.4 Payment options
6.3.5 Typical employer practice
6.3.6 Employee and employer contributions
6.3.7 Taxation
6.4 Short-term Sickness Benefits
6.4.1 Introduction
6.4.2 Eligibility
6.4.3 Benefits
6.5 Workmen's Compensation
6.5.1 Introduction
6.5.2 Eligibility
6.5.3 Benefits
6.5.4 Payment options
6.5.5 Employee and employer contributions
6.5.6 Taxation
6.6 Maternity and Paternity Benefits
6.6.1 Introduction
6.6.2 Eligibility
6.6.3 Benefits
6.6.4 Payment options
6.6.5 Employee and employer contributions
6.6.6 Taxation
6.7 Leave and Holidays
6.7.1 Annual leave
6.7.2 Public holidays
6.7.3 Weekly rest days
6.8 Overtime Compensation
7 Private Benefits
7.1 Retirement benefits
7.2 Death benefits
7.3 Disability benefits
7.4 Medical benefits
7.5 Other benefits
8 Macroeconomic Indicators
8.1 Economic Performance
8.1.1 GDP at constant prices (US$)
8.1.2 GDP per capita at constant prices (US$)
8.1.3 GDP at current prices (US$)
8.1.4 GDP per capita at current prices (US$)
8.1.5 GDP by key sectors
8.1.6 Inflation rate
8.1.7 Annual average exchange rate US$-UGX
8.1.8 Unemployment rate
8.1.9 Household consumption expenditure
8.2 Demographics
8.2.1 Total population
8.2.2 Labor force
8.2.3 Urban and rural population
9 Appendix
9.1 Methodology
9.2 Contact Timetric
9.3 About Timetric
9.4 Timetric's Services
9.5 Disclaimer

List of Tables
Table 1: Definitions
Table 2: Uganda - Country Statistics
Table 3: Uganda - Overall Contribution Rate
Table 4: Uganda - Public Holidays

List of Figures
Figure 1: Important Institutions of the Uganda Social Security System
Figure 2: Uganda GDP at Constant Prices (US$ Billion), 2008-2012
Figure 3: Uganda GDP Per Capita at Constant Prices (US$), 2008-2012
Figure 4: Uganda GDP at Current Prices (US$ Billion), 2008-2012
Figure 5: Uganda GDP Per Capita at Current Prices (US$), 2008-2012
Figure 6: Uganda GDP by Key Sectors (%), 2008 and 2012
Figure 7: Uganda Inflation Rate (%), 2008-2013
Figure 8: Uganda Annual Average Exchange Rate US$-UGX, 2008-2012
Figure 9: Uganda Unemployment Rate (%), 2008-2012
Figure 10: Uganda Household Consumption Expenditure (US$ Billion), 2008-2012
Figure 11: Uganda Total Population (Million), 2008-2012
Figure 12: Uganda Size of Labor Force (Million), 2008-2012
Figure 13: Uganda Urban and Rural Population (%), 2008-2012

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