Provide full support to affected employees, CSC enjoins heads of gov't offices
Butuan City (6 September) -- The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has issued a memorandum circular enjoining all heads of government offices in Regions 3, 4A, National Capital Region and other areas declared as calamity areas to provide full assistance to their employees affected by the onslaught of Typhoon "Ondoy".
The CSC said that government offices can make available appropriate financial assistance such as loans and donations, as allowed by internal policies and government accounting/budgeting rules. They can also undertake a campaign to collect clothes, food, cash and other donations for employees in need and other typhoon victims, and assign agency personnel to prepare relief goods.
Agency facilities can be made available for those who need temporary shelter, without compromising security and public service, the CSC added.
Moreover, government personnel who need to do major repair and/or cleanup of their home as a result of the typhoon can be granted special emergency leave of up to five days, which shall not be deducted against their leave credits. Additional days may be added to account for the time they were awaiting rescue and/or could leave their home. (CSC-13/PIA-Caraga) [top]