PHRMO gives new office guidelines and policies
New hiring policies and guidelines of the Provincial Human Resource and Management Office (PHRMO) were discussed during the first quarter Management Committee (Mancom) meeting held at the Nueva Vizcaya Pasalubong Center.
As agreed in the recent LEP deliberations, there will be no position replacement for casuals hired as permanent employee. Vacated casual positions through resignation may be replaced, while Contract of Service (COS) will not be replaced according to PHRMO Ma. Carla Lucia M. Torralba.
Torralba also added that COS promotion to casual is only allowed if there are casual employees who resigns and the vacated COS position will no longer be filled up.
Recently, Governor Carlos M. Padilla issued a memorandum that states the guidelines on the rules on nepotism under Section 125 of the 2017 Omnibus Rules on Appointment and other Human Resource Action (ORA-OHRA) that prohibits Local Government Units (LGUs) to make appointments in favour of a relative of the appointing authority, recommending authority, the chief of the office or of the persons exercising immediate supervision over the appointee within the fourth degree of consanguinity or affinity.
Under the guideline, the Chief of Office must ensure that no applicants within the fourth degree of consanguinity or affinity will be recommended for hiring in his office. It also covers designations and all kinds of appointments regardless of status.
Nevertheless, employees in a confidential capacity, teachers, physicians, members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, science and technology personnel and others positions as maybe provided by law are exempted under the rule.
According to the PHRMO, this is to ensure wholesome work atmosphere among employees in an office or department.
To address the delays in the salaries of employees, the financial offices in coordination with the PHRMO are coordinating with the Landbank of the Philippines (LBP) for the ATM payroll installation and review existing LBP bank accounts of casuals and COS employees.
While it has been an interminable problem, it has been agreed that erring permanent, COS and casual employees will be deleted or should not be included in the payroll to fast track the processing of payrolls especially in the provincial hospitals.
The enforcement of the Supreme Court decision on Executive Order No. 3 will be implemented after the creation of guidelines and memorandum.
According to the preliminary discussions by the Local Finance Committee (LFC) and Governor Padilla, the actions on the matter should be advantageous to both parties especially to those proved they deserve their positions. Deductions from the back wages shall not be paid back by the employee, while necessary collections should be paid back through an agreed considerate system of collection.#k r i z e l