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Lacson to trim down casual employees

GOVERNOR-ELECT Eugenio Jose Lacson who will assume office on July 1 said Wednesday that he will trim down the number of casual employees of the provincial government.

“We will make qualified casual employees as regular employees. It would be unfair to government coffer if we will hire additional casuals”, Lacson said.

Lacson added that the provincial government with the approval of the provincial board that he used to preside has approved an ordinance on the reorganization of Capitol employees which included the creation of positions that had given way for the hiring and placement of casual employees.

Lacson made the statement in response to the apprehensions of some casual employees of possible displacement when the new administration comes in.

“We were also faced on the same situation before which is normal every time a new administration comes in. They should not be surprised if there will be changes. I will ask the Department heads concreting their needs as far as casual employees is concerned,” Lacson said.

Our intention is to trim down casuals. If they are qualified based on the civil service eligibility we will make them our priority, Lacson added.

On the part of outgoing Governor Alfredo Maranon, he said the bulk of casual employees hired were at the hospitals to meet the requirements set the Department of Health for the hospitals’ licenses and accreditation. (TDE)


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