AN OFFICIAL of Baguio City Government during the flag raising ceremony Monday, April 17, reminded state workers of the civil service rule requiring eight hours of duty.
Assistant human resource management officer Edith Dawaten reminded officials and employees of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) rule which requires state workers to render a minimum of eight hours of duty from Monday to Friday or a total of 40 hours a week actual physical duty.
“Employees are required to report for work eight hours a day for five days from Monday to Friday,” Dawaten said.
Dawaten added this rule is carried in a CSC Memorandum Circular which also requires state workers to report on time and regularly.
Tardiness and unauthorized absence, she explained is meted with a reprimand, suspension or dismissal from service when repeatedly violated.
Dawaten explained the Human Resource Office of the City Government is required to submit to the Department of Interior and Local Government a quarterly report of the names and violations of employees.
For the first quarter, she said there are two employees reported for such a violation.
Mayor Mauricio Domogan on the same occasion said while the rule subsists, it is still violated. “It is basic but not followed by some,” he said.
Not rendering the required number of hours is stealing, he added.
The mayor also said in Baguio City, reporting for work is not a problem because the temperature and the weather are conducive.
“Pagasa (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Administration) reported our temperature to be from 17 to 26 degrees Celsius. There is no reason for us to be absent and not to do our best to serve our people,” he said.
Domogan again reminded the human resource officers to perform their jobs of reporting those who violate the CSC rule.
President Rodrigo Duterte has consistently reminded state workers to render the time required to perform their functions and not to “short-change the government.”
He also ordered heads of offices to be in the office on time if not earlier and to dispose of office functions well.
“I want local governments to give permits in three days or to deny with appropriate reasons within the same time,” he said. (PNA)