Guidelines out on gov't personnel affected by "ratplan"
By Rose B. Palacio
Davao City (17 February) -- There shall be no dislocation nor decrease in salaries and benefits of personnel affected by the rationalization program of the government.
This was guaranteed by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) as it laid down the guidelines for the placement of personnel affected by the rationalization program under Executive Order No. 366 issued October 2004 providing the strategic review of the operations and organizations of the executive branch of government.
EO 366 aims to address current demands for the improvement on the delivery of services and productivity.
CSC programs were discussed during the "ARENA XI" forum aired over DXRP Radyo ng Bayan hosted by Josette Olivera and PIA with CSC resource persons: Evelyn Yparraguirre, chief of public service liaison division; Marjorie Lee of the exam service division; and Ivy Lou Sarmiento.
The CSC which is tasked to oversee and ensure the efficient and effective placement of affected personnel has issued Resolution No. 060056 stating among others that "affected personnel who are displaced shall carry with them their incumbent positions."
Such personnel "shall not suffer any diminution in pay and shall have full rights to all benefits that may be available to other government employees including Collective Negotiation Agreement incentives" in the recipient agency, the agency where affected personnel would be placed, the CSC said.
During placement period, affected personnel would continue to be paid their salaries.
Affected employees or those incumbents of the positions declared redundant shall be duly notified in writing and these employees shall submit their three priority agencies for transfer using prescribed Application Transfer Form.
Placement of personnel shall be based upon the matching of positions, qualifications and skills of affected personnel and the requirements of their identified priority agencies. The CSC through the Placement and Monitoring committee established in each of its regional offices shall oversee the matching of affected personnel.
Those who opt to remain in service but object to their new job assignment shall be deemed separated or retired from the Service. They shall be paid retirement, separation or unemployment benefit under existing retirement or separation laws, not under the rationalization program, the CSC explained.
For more details on rationalization guidelines, contact Ivy Lou Sarmiento, at 299-1714/25/27 local 15; or visit CSC regional office at Ecoland subd., Davao City. (PIA) [top]