THE Civil Service Commission (CSC) 7 has ordered an investigation on the hiring of 17 nurses for the Cebu City Medical Center who were not interviewed by the Personnel Selection Board.
The Human Resource and Development Office, through acting head Evangeline Abatayo, confirmed that only three of the nurses were interviewed.
Fifteen passed the written exam, while two did not undergo an interview nor take the exam.
There was no explanation as to how this happened.
CSC 7 Director Karen Zerna ordered the head of their south field office, Nissi Cherith Asis, to look into the matter.
Councilor Margarita Osmeña, chairperson of the committee on budget and finance, raised the matter in a letter to the commission.
She said the nurses were hired between July and December last year.
Since the political shakeup of Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan in 2011, with the departure of Mayor Michael Rama and Councilors Edgardo Labella and Jose Daluz III, among others, the City Council has been extra critical of the activities of the executive department.
While most of questions it raised have been procedural in nature, the voting on resolutions and motions are delineated politically, as made obvious by the voting.
The council will be back in session on May 22, after a three-week break because of the holiday and the campaign season.