THE status of the job order (JO) casuals of the Negros Occidental provincial government is being assessed to determine the actual number needed in various Capitol departments and officers.
Provincial Accountant Merly Fortu said: “There is no specific department for the inventory, but rather all departments for streamlining purposes.”
Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. said there is a need to reduce the number of JOs which is the reason for the inventory.
“We don't tolerate ghost employees. That remains an allegation. There is no proof,” he added.
Fortu added that the fact-finding or inventory is a regular routine based on the previous activity of the Commission on Audit.
Subject to inventory are JOs from 2016 up to the present.
“I have instructed all department heads to submit the lists,” Fortu said.
All departments, including her office, have JOs paid P342 per day.
They are hired per project and once a specific project is finished the JOs’ employment also ends.