NEGROS Occidental Provincial Administrator Lucille Gelvolea assured the Capitol employees on Monday, April 2, that there will be no more delays in the release of their salaries especially the casuals who will renew their contracts starting July this year.
Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. has already instructed the department heads that before the renewal of the casual employees' contracts in July, they should process their papers in June so they will have enough time to prepare their respective documents so by the end of July they will already receive their salaries, Gelvolea said.
"We are addressing the concerns of the employees and discussed it with the respective department heads,” Gelvolea said.
If there are still casual employees, especially those who are assigned to the Capitol-run hospitals who were not yet able to receive their salaries, this is due to some required documents they failed to submit she added.
"They knew their discrepancies", Gelvolea said.
She said that the Accounting Department requires employees of their respective Tax Identification Number in claiming their salaries. Those who have already applied for TIN from the Bureau of Internal Revenue shall only present certification that their TIN is in the process so it will be noted by the Accounting Office.
Those who were not able to receive their salaries for 2017 will have to request the approval of the Provincial Board so their salaries will be charged to the current year, she added.
"We are doing our best to address the concerns of the employees including those feedbacks through media," Gelvolea reiterated.
Meanwhile, Gelvolea said that unfilled positions in the provincial government-run hospitals have been gradually filled up.
Early this year, Provincial Budget Officer Jose Percival Salado Jr. said that Capitol needs to fill the 1,335 vacant positions in the 11 district hospitals to comply with the requirement of the Department of Health or else the hospitals will be closed.