Civil Service extends officer’s service-A A +A
Monday, September 10, 2012
THE Civil Service Commission (CSC) has extended the service of City Social Welfare and Development Officer Francisco Barredo for a period of two months after his 65th birthday on October 5, this year.
In a resolution dated August 22, the CSC chaired by Dr. Francisco Duque III granted the request of Mayor Celso Lobregat to extend Barredo's services from October 6, 2012 to December 31, 2012 to allow the CSWDO chief to effectively assist the local government in fully carrying out its mission and vision on social service, a top agenda of the local administration.
The CSC resolution cited section 12, Rule XIII of the Revised Omnibus Rules on appointments and other personnel actions (as mandated by CSC memorandum circular 27, series of 2001) which states: Section 12. A) No person who has reached the compulsory requirement age of 65 years can be appointed to any position in the government, subject only to the exception provided under sub-section (b) hereof.
Sub-section (b) says: "However, in meritorious cases, the Commission may allow the extension of service of a person who has reached the compulsory retirement age of 65 years, for a period of 6 months only unless otherwise stated. Provided, that such extension may be for a maximum period of one year for one who will complete the 15 years of service required under the GSIS law."
In his letter-request, Lobregat said Barredo has been serving the local government with diligence, compassion and utmost dedication for the last 44 years.
"His competence and capability has accelerated efforts to build a service-oriented local government. With him at the helm of CSWDO, quality social welfare and development programs and projects that tremendously impact the lives of the constituents are continuously initiated and implemented," Lobregat added.
Lobregat has lamented that Barredo's retirement will leave a dent in his administration's effort to reach out to the marginalized sector, as challenges on delivery of social services continually grow in these crucial times.
The CSC has fully evaluated the documents submitted and found Lobregat's request meritorious.
Lobregat happily announced the CSC ruling on Barredo's extension of service during the City Government's flag raising ceremony on Monday in front of City Hall.
He said the CSC ruling is also being awaited on the request for extension of service of City Human Resource and Management Officer Erlina Sanchez, who will be retiring from the government service on September 27.
Like Barredo, Lobregat stressed, Sanchez has served the City Government with diligence and compassion and dedication and is considered an asset in the executive department. (Bong Garcia)