Capitol apologizes for delayed salary-A A +A
Friday, July 20, 2012
MISAMIS Oriental vice Governor Norris Babiera, in behalf of Governor Oscar Moreno, expressed apology to the employees of the Provincial Capitol for the delayed release of their salaries.
However, Babiera emphasized that the delay is due to the system and the total implementation of bureaucracy that the Provincial Government has followed.
“We regret this incident and perhaps we should really change the system. We were never able to release salaries on the 15th because it was always five days late,” he said.
Babiera’s statement came due to the complaints of several capitol employees regarding the delayed release of their salaries.
Babiera also explained that other capitol employees are doing field works and could not immediately submit their daily time record (DTR) to their respective department heads for the preparation of payroll.
The vice governor added that the department heads still need to wait for the DTR of those employees who are on leave to complete the payroll of the department.
“There are several factors affecting the delayed release of salaries plus the release has to go through a process,” Babiera stated.
Likewise, Babiera said the delay has not only happened under the administration of Governor Oscar Moreno but also during the previous administration, contrary to reports that this has not happened before.
With this, Babiera calls on the capitol employees to have more patience and trust that they will do some changes in the system.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on July 20, 2012.