DepEd Statement on Calls to Fully Implement the Six-hour Workday

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As a response to the concerns pertaining to the working hours of public school teachers, the Department of Education (DepEd) clarified that teachers are not exempted from the eight-hour workday in government, as resolved in the Civil Service Commission (CSC) Resolution No. 080096 issued in 2008. Under the CSC Resolution, teachers are required to render six hours of actual classroom teaching per day within the school premises, while the remaining two hours may be utilized to doing teaching-related tasks outside the school premises. Due to the continuing clamor to strictly…

DepEd Statement on Hiring Personnel That Will Accomplish Clerical Tasks

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In keeping with its continuous expansion of employee welfare as part of Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones’s 10-Point Agenda, the Department of Education (DepEd) is spearheading efforts to improve the working condition of teachers. As part of its ongoing review of policies on teachers’ workload, the agency is conducting a study of the type and magnitude of ancillary tasks undertaken by teachers in schools and the specific typology of the schools (size, geographic distance, etc.) that will ensure a school structure’s responsiveness to the particular needs of the school and school-community.…

Proposed House Bill 7513 or the “Unsafe Hours For Children Act.”

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Bill penalizing parents, guardians of kids nabbed for violation of curfew hours endorsed Two House of Representatives committees have endorsed the passage of a bill that proposes to penalize parents and guardians of children apprehended for violation of the proposed 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew hours. The House committees on appropriations and on welfare of children chaired by Reps. Karlo Alexei Nograles (PDP-Laban, Davao City) and Divina Grace Yu (PDP-Laban, Zamboanga del Sur), respectively, called for the approval of House Bill 7513 or the “Unsafe Hours For Children Act.”…

DepEd Statement on the Appeal to Provide Leave Benefits for Teachers During the School Year

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Statement on the appeal to provide leave benefits for teachers during the school year The Department of Education (DepEd) maintains that teachers are entitled to vacation service credits, which serve as their sick and vacation leaves. As defined in Section 9 of the Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) Memorandum Circular (MC) 41, s.1998, vacation service credits are leave credits earned for services rendered on activities during summer or Christmas vacation, as authorized by proper authority, or services done beyond the regular functions or beyond regular work hours/days where payment of honorarium…

DepEd: GSIS Deadline for Settlement of Past Due Loans Extended

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DepEd ensures extension of GSIS deadline for settlement of past due loans The Department of Education (DepEd) on Friday secured the assurance of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) that member-borrowers who have past due loans will still be able to update these accounts, with automatic waiver of penalties and surcharges, one month after the original September 30 deadline set by the social insurance institution. “We just received a call from GSIS President and General Manage Jesus Clint Aranas bearing good news for our teachers and other personnel – that…