PGMA issues AO 285 to ensure smooth transition to next administration
Manila (19 May) -- In order to ensure smooth transition to the next administration, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo issued Administrative Order No. 285 on May 9, 2010.
Through AO 285, President Arroyo created the Presidential Transition Cooperation Team and the Agency Transition Cooperation Team to put in place a blueprint for the seamless transition and to orient the incoming administration.
Chaired by Executive Secretary Leandro Mendoza, PTCT will have as members the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Department of Education (DepEd), National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and Presidential Management Staff.
The PTCT will serve as the overall central coordination team on the preparation of the detailed transition blueprint; and consolidate Operational Transition Reports (OTRs) and Functional Transition Reports (FTRs) to be prepared by each agency.
The PTCT will orient the incoming administration and readily provide information, such as the vision, mission, mandate, and structure of each agency. Included in the orientation are the organizational structure, pending projects, and inventory of key plantilla and co-terminus positions.
The PTCT will also help in the recommendation to give out due recognition to individuals and non-government and civic organizations, which provided help and undertaken notable projects during the President's term.
Meanwhile, the agencies under the ATCT will provide the OTRs, which include information on the assets, budget, plantilla, vacant positions, and ongoing rationalization plan.
The said agencies will also prepare the FTRs that include the inventory of policies and priority projects, other orientation materials and how to provide technical support like trainings for the incoming officials.
All government agencies must submit their respective output by May 17 in time for the transitional planning session on May 20-21 to formulate a blueprint which will be then submitted to the Cabinet. (PIA 8) [top]