City, SSS sign MOA for job order workers PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 26 April 2014 11:37

The City Government and the Social Security System (SSS) recently forged a memorandum of agreement formalizing the voluntary membership of the City’s job order personnel in the SSS.

Mayor Beng Climaco and SSS Zamboanga Branch Manager Elizabeth Cabatingan spearheaded the signing of the agreement in ceremonies held at the City Hall conference room.

Based on the agreement, both parties agreed to pursue voluntary coverage of the job order personnel as self-employed members under SSS and collection and remittance of monthly contributions.

The city government will automatically deduct from the salaries and or wages the monthly SSS contributions of job order personnel who voluntarily avail of this program. Remittance of contributions should be done on or before the end of every month when the contribution becomes due.

The city shall also designate a liaison officer for SSS and to invite the SSS to conduct seminar/presentation to job order personnel on the importance and benefits of SSS membership.

The SSS on the other hand will provide free seminars or presentations to job order personnel of the city on the importance and benefits of SSS membership, conduct and assist in the implementation of the agreement and periodically monitor the remittance of all contributions and process SSS membership application forms in accordance with existing guidelines, policies and procedures.

The MOA also provides that the SSS shall solely process all applications and processes for loans of job order personnel, provide the city with SSS brochures ad primers for distribution and provide assistance to the city as may be necessary, subject to its rules and regulations.

Moreover, based from the MOA, any amendment, modification or alteration of the terms and conditions of the agreement may be made at any time during the period of its effectivity.

Also present during the signing ceremony were Atty. Cyrene Tinae, head of the SSS Cluster Legal Unit  and other SSS staff and Atty. Edward Fronda of the City Legal Office. — Francis Sadaya