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CSC supports call for wage hike of state workers

Negros Occidental (29 February) -- The Civil Service Commission (CSC) supports President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's call for Congress to pass a law that would increase the salary of state employees.

The call for an additional 10 percent increase in the salaries of state workers via a new Salary Standardization Law was made by the President recently during the Centennial celebration of the Pampanga High School.

The President proposed the creation of a new Salary Standardization Law that will grant a series of pay increases to the 1.2 million government employees who "work tirelessly to serve the country.

"A measure that would raise the take-home pay of government workers would undoubtedly motivate state workers into effectively and efficiently performing their tasks, including that of fight graft and corruption in the workplace," Acting Chair Cesar D. Buenaflor said.

CSC, as the central personnel agency of the government, has long batted for the alleviation of the state employees' plight and worked in making competitive the compensation scheme in the government.

The CSC, which is mandated to promote morale, efficiency, professionalism and integrity in the civil service, is set to strengthen its advocacy and intensify its campaign to support the governments long drawn war on corruption, in coordination with other agencies in government.

As the Senior Commissioner, Buenaflor assumed post as Acting Chair of the CSC pursuant to Executive Order No. 292 or the Administrative Code of 1987 which states that "in the absence of the Chairman owing to illness or other cause, the senior member shall perform the functions of the Chairman."

Effective February 4, 2008 and until the President nominates or appoints a new Chairman with the consent of the Commission on Appointments (CA), Commisioner Buenaflor shall perform the duties and responsibilities as Acting Chair of the CSC.

In 2007, state workers also received a 10 percent increase in salaries as a result of the record high revenue surpluses brought about by the implementation of the Expanded Value Added Tax (E-VAT) Law. (PIA/EAD) [top]

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