CSC releases guidelines for availment of special leave under MCW
Iloilo City (3 December) -- The guidelines for the availment of special leave benefits granted under Section 18 of Republic Act. No 9710 otherwise known as the Magna Carta of Women is now out through CSC Resolution No. 1000432.
The Resolution which was promulgated November 22, 2010 provides that the special leave covers all female employees in the public sector regardless of age and civil status, who have rendered at least six months aggregate service for the last 12 months prior to undergoing surgery for gynecological disorders.
Under the CSC guidelines, the special leave shall be for a maximum period of two months per year with full pay based on her gross monthly compensation (monthly basic pay plus mandatory allowances). It may be used for the period covering the surgery until recuperation. Absence incurred from the pre-surgery period, as well as those in excess of the two months allowed under the special leave benefit, may be charged against the employee's earned leave credits.
The special leave benefit however is non-cumulative and not convertible to cash.
The guidelines provide it shall be retroactive September 15, 2009 or the day the MCW took effect. Employees covered by the said guidelines who have undergone surgery and recuperation due to gynecological disorders from the said date onwards are allowed to avail of the special leave.
Those who used their sick or vacation leave credits for surgery and recuperation that occurred between September 15, 2009 and November 21, 2010, the day prior to issuance of the CSC guidelines, can have their leave credits restored.
The List of Surgical Operations for Gynecological Disorders covered by CSC Resolution 1000432 may be obtained through www.csc.gov.ph. (CSC/PIA6) [top]