Employee unions request Senate inquiry on GSIS issues
Tuguegarao City (9 February) -- The Employees Associations in the different government line agencies in region 2 requested the senate to conduct an investigation on the issues and complaints against the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS).
In a letter addressed to Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, the president and representatives of the different line agencies brought to the attention of the senate the perennial problems, issues and concerns affecting government employees' membership in the GSIS.
The association said the online records of the members are not updated and almost always not available.
They also complained the delayed release of claims and benefits such as the retirement pay, matured policy claims and educational policy claims of the members and the non-posting of premiums/ contributions and loan amortizations, resulting to the denial of loan application and other claims of the members.
The group also voiced out their observations on the loan record discrepancies and the non-payment of dividends.
In addition, the group also observed some mysterious loans attached to the names of some members without their prior knowledge and consent.
The group said they have exhausted all means to bring the problems to the concerned officials of GSIS for action but it landed on deaf ears.
"These nationwide problems, issues and concerns have been causing great anxiety and prejudice to the GSIS members because of the uncertainty of the availment of services advertised by the GSIS," the group stated.
The group also explained that their move doesn't imply antagonistic actions against the GSIS but to help in the solution of problems to bring back the thrusts and confidence of the members to the agency. (PIA Cagayan) [top]