CSC extends Barredo’s service as CSWDO chief PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 11 September 2012 14:05

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has extended the service of City Social Welfare and Development Officer Francisco Barredo for a period of two months after his 65th birthday on October 5.

In a resolution, promulgated on August 22, the CSC chaired by Dr. Francisco Duque III granted the request of Mayor Celso Lobregat to extend Barredo’s services from October 6, 2012 to December 31, 2012 to allow the CSWDO chief to  effectively assist the local government in fully carrying out its mission and vision on social service, a top agenda of the local administration.

The CSC resolution cited section 12, Rule XIII of the Revised Omnibus Rules on appointments and other personnel actions (as mandated by CSC memorandum circular No. 27, series of 2001) which states: Section 12. A)No person who has reached the compulsory requirement age of 65 years can be appointed to any position in the government, subject only to the exception provided under sub-section (b) hereof.

Sub-section (b) says: “However, in meritorious cases, the Commission may allow the extension of service of a person who has reached the compulsory retirement age of 65 years, for a period of 6 months only unless otherwise stated. Provided, that such extension may be for a maximum period of one year for one who will complete the 15 years of service required under the GSIS law.”

In his letter-request, Mayor Lobregat said Barredo has been serving the City Government with diligence, compassion and utmost dedication for the last 44 years. “His competence and capability has accelerated efforts to build a service-oriented local government. With him at the helm of CSWDO, quality social welfare and development programs and projects that tremendously impact the lives of the constituents are continuously initiated and implemented”.

Lobregat has lamented that Barredo’s retirement will leave a dent in his administration’s effort to reach out to the marginalized sector, as challenges on delivery of social services continually grow in these crucial times.

The Commission has fully evaluated the documents submitted and found Lobregat’s request meritorious.

Mayor Lobregat happily announced the CSC ruling on Barredo’s extension of service during the City Government’s flag raising ceremony in front of City Hall yesterday morning.

He said the CSC ruling is also being awaited on the request for extension of service of City Human Resource and Management Officer Erlina Sanchez, who will be retiring from the government service on September 27.

Like Barredo, the mayor stressed, Sanchez has served the city government with diligence adn compassion and dedication and is considered an asset in the executive department. — Sheila Covarrubias