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Mendoza: An offense equals dismissal

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WE MAY not be aware but as we communicate or lack of it with our stakeholders, we might be committing administrative offenses as explain with details in Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service from the Civil Service Commission. Due to the seemingly lack of space and time, let me just enumerate the grave offenses (others are less grave o light) with its corresponding penalties.

1. Dishonesty: 1st offense - Dismissal,

2. Gross Neglect of Duty: 1st offense - Dismissal

3. Grave Misconduct: 1st offense - Dismissal

4. Being Notoriously Undesirable: 1st offense - Dismissal

5. Conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude: 1st offense - Dismissal

6. Falsification of official document: 1st offense - Dismissal

7. Physical or mental incapacity or disability due to immoral or vicious habit: 1st offense - Dismissal

8. Engaging directly or indirectly in partisan political activities by one holding non-political office: 1st offense - Dismissal

9. Receiving for personal use of a fee, gift or other valuable thing in the course of official duties or in connection therewith when such fee, gift or other valuable thing is given by any person in the hope or expectation of receiving a favor or better treatment than that accorded to other persons, or committing acts punishable under the anti-graft laws: 1sl offense - Dismissal

10. Contracting loans of money or other property from persons with whom the office of the employee has business relations: 1st offense - Dismissal

11. Soliciting or accepting directly or indirectly, any gift, gratuity, favor, entertainment, loan or anything of monetary value which in the course of his official duties or in connection with any operation being regulated by, or any transaction which may be affected by the functions of his office. The propriety or impropriety of the foregoing shall be determined by its value, kinship, or relationship between giver and receiver and the motivation, A thing of monetary value is one which is evidently or manifestly excessive by its very nature: 1st offense - Dismissal

12. Nepotism: 1st offense - Dismissal

13. Disloyalty to the Republic of the Philippines and to the Filipino people: 1st offense - Dismissal

14. Oppression: 1st offense - Suspension (6 months 1 day to 1 year); 2nd offense - Dismissal

15. Disgraceful and immoral conduct: 1st offense - Suspension for six (6) months and one (1) day to one (1) year; 2nd offense - Dismissal

16. Inefficiency and incompetence in the performance of official duties: 1st offense - Suspension for six (6) months and one (1) day to one (1) year; 2nd offense - Dismissal

17. Frequent unauthorized absences, or tardiness in reporting for duty, loafing or frequent unauthorized absences from duty during regular office hours: 1st offense - Suspension for six (6) months and one (1) day to one (1) year; 2nd offense - Dismissal

18. Refusal to perform official duty: 1st offense - Suspqpsion for six (6) months and one (1) day to one (1) year; 2nd offense - Dismissal

19. Gross insubordination: 1st offense - Suspension for six (6) months and one (1) day to one (1) year; 2nd offense - Dismissal

20. Conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service: 1st offense - Suspension for six (6) months and one (1) day to one (1) year; 2nd offense - Dismissal

21. Directly or indirectly having financial and material interest in any transaction requiring the approval of his office. Financial and material interest is defined as pecuniary or proprietary interest by which a person will gain or lose something: 1st offense -Suspension for six (6) months and one (1) day to one (1) year; 2nd offense - Dismissal

22. Owning, controlling, managing or accepting employment as officer, employee, consultant, counsel, broker, agent, trustee, or nominee in any private enterprise regulated, supervised or licensed by his office, unless expressly-allowed by law: 1st offense - Suspension for six (6) months and one (1) day to one (1) year; 2nd offense - Dismissal

23. Disclosing or misusing confidential or classified information officially known to him by reason of his office and not made available to the public, to further his private interests or give undue advantage to anyone, or to prejudice the public interest: 1st offense - Suspension for six (6) months and one (1) day to one (1) year; 2nd offense - Dismissal

24. Obtaining or using any statement filed under the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees for any purpose contrary to morals or public policy or any commercial purpose other than by news and communications media for dissemination to the general public: 1st offense - Suspension for six (6) months and one (1) day to One (1) year; 2nd offense - Dismissal

25. Recommending any person to any position in a private enterprise which has a regular or pending official transaction with his office, unless such recommendation or referral is mandated by (1) law, or (2) international agreements, commitment and obligation, or as part of the function of his office: 1st offense - Suspension for six (6) months anemone (1) day to one (1) year; 2nd offense - Dismissal.

This office hopes that the said major offenses shall not be committed by all teachers, non teaching personnel, school heads and other officials to avoid the process of litigation and investigation prior to the issuance of the decision either from DepEd, CSC. Ombudsman, Sandiganbayan and the likes of dismissal order.


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