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Civil Service Month: Professionalize all city hall positions

Civil Service Month

Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Remollo Reminded city hall employees and all other employees of government that to be in government is a privilege. Remollo issued the statement as the local government unit celebrates the 117th Civil Service month celebration with activities lined up for the whole month celebration which will culminate on September 29, 2017.

He wanted to put a stop to employees getting promoted because they are “sip-sip” or close friends with certain officials. The mayor assured them that the key to promotion is hard work and being loyal to the assigned job coupled with the right qualification and proper work attitude.

Under the Remollo administration, reforms are being instituted to professionalize the service. One of which is addressing the mismatch vis-à-vis the actual job description and the set skills of every employee to give him or her the dignity of work. Part of the dress code is the wearing of barongs on a designated working day of the week. The administration has also started filling up vacant positions which were left vacant due to retirement or resignation, started to computerized the release of salaries through the ATM, negotiated with certain banks for the buying out of debts of city hall employees, and signed a memorandum of agreement with the Social Security System for the enrollment of job order and casual plantilla employees among others.

Councilor Lilani Ramon, chair of the committee on personnel who also sits in the personnel selection board stressed that the only thing the Remollo administration can promise is to stop the bad tradition of running after employees who are not supportive of the victorious mayor to stop the bad tradition of implementing mass lay-offs of job order employees who are identified with the other camp.

In her message during the opening salvo of the 117th CSC month celebration, Councilor Ramon likewise reminded them of the code of ethical standards mandated to all government employees that they should not indulge themselves in partisan activities especially during elections.

According to Ramon, the city mayor has directed the human resource office to look into the welfare of city the employees, make sure their leave credits, employment records, and other documents are in place so that when they need them, they can be immediately available without any problem.

Assistant City Administrator and, at the same time, Human Resource Officer Dinno Depositario disclosed transfer of personnel from one office to the other is being implemented according to their qualifications, set of skills, and know how for them to be more productive.