DUE to various violations, 18 employees from the Negros Occidental Provincial Risk Reduction Management Office (PRRMO) received show-cause orders, Provincial Legal Officer Alberto Nellas, Jr. said Friday, September 30, 2022.

Nellas said the show-cause orders were issued two weeks ago and almost all of the respondents have already submitted their replies to his office.

Of the 18 employees, 13 are drivers who failed to submit the trip tickets for official travel, he said.

“Some don’t submit it (travel tickets) regularly while others will submit after several months which is a violation,” Nellas said, adding that the drivers are required to hand in the tickets before they go on official travels.

The lawyer said because of this, there is already a doubt of irregularity with regards to their travel.

Aside from the drivers, a utility worker, a special operation officer and three administrative aids also complained about their behavior towards work and colleagues, CLO records showed.

“We are now resolving whether or not there is a need for a formal charge for administrative complaints against them,” Nellas said, saying that the issuance of the show-cause order is in line with their thrust to improve basic services.

He added that there is a need to review PRRMO’s organizational structure considering that the number of erring employees is substantial.

Under the civil service commission’s rule, the CLO should resolve the matter in 20 days, but Nellas said they might ask for an extension because there are too many respondents and the grounds for the complaints are very apparent.

The respondents are given a choice to either submit a position paper or engage in a full-blown administrative hearing.