THE Provincial Government of Negros Occidental is evaluating the work performance of the 213 job order (JO) employees under the 11 Capitol-run hospitals.
Acting Provincial Administrator Leo Eusebio said Thursday, July 7, that the Human Resource Management Office is “conducting the evaluation and personnel audit” of the 11 hospitals to determine if the services of the JOs are still needed since there are permanent, contractual, and volunteer workers.
He said there are hospitals that have “excess” staff, adding that the JOs were supposedly hired to do clerical work and to assist the hospital staff.
After the evaluation within the month, it will be determined if they will be hired as contractual employees, he said.
“We will know who will be rehired mid-July,” he added.
For now, the JOs are doing the service voluntarily until a policy direction will be given by Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., Eusebio said.
Of the 213 hospital workers, 60 are working at Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City.
Cadiz District Hospital in Cadiz City has 28 JO workers; Calatrava Municipal Hospital in Calatrava, 10; Don Salvador Benedicto Memorial Hospital in La Carlota City, 12; Dr. Vicente Gustilo District Hospital in Escalante City, 21; Eleuterio T. Decena Memorial Hospital in Hinobaan, 3; Gov. Valeriano M. Gatuslao Memorial Hospital in Himamaylan City, 16; Ignacio L. Arroyo Sr. Memorial District Hospital in Isabela, 31; Lorenzo D. Zayco District Hospital in Kabankalan City, 20; Valladolid District Hospital in Valladolid, 8; and Merceditas Montilla District Hospital in Sipalay City, 4.
Based on the Capitol’s salary rates, JOs or utility workers are receiving P328 per day while those in clerical and professional technical services get P388 and P447 per day, respectively.
The salaries of the JOs from January to June were delayed, but Eusebio said they were already paid.