The Department of Education released the “Revised Guidelines on Alternative Work Arrangements in the Department of Education
during the Period of State of National Emergency due to COVID-19 Pandemic” through DepEd Order No. 11 , s. 2020.
These guidelines take into consideration the policies set forth by the Office of the President and by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Infectious Diseases (IATF), and are consistent with the applicable guidelines of the Civil Service Commission.
According to the DepEd Order:
All DepEd teaching and nonteaching personnel are expected to make themselves available during working hours and to maximize the time spent in the discharge of their duties and responsibilities. They are expected to observe honesty, integrity, and professionalism in the conduct of their duties so that government time, money, and resources are employed and used efficiently, honestly, and economically, to avoid wastage of public funds and resources.
This Order shall take effect immediately upon issuance and shall remain in force until the State of National Emergency has been lifted by the President. However, to avoid risks of exposure, and to allow for the proper determination and understanding of alternative work arrangements under these guidelines, the status quo on work arrangements for officials, teaching and nonteaching personnel in the entire DepEd nationwide is extended until June 21, 2020.
All teachers in DepEd schools nationwide shall continue to work from home until June 21, 2020, except those authorized by the Regional Directors to render work in field or school in light of the ongoing enrollment, subject to strict observance of COVID-19 health and safety precautions
Source: Department of Education Order No. 11 , s. 2020.
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