REITERATION OF THE POLICY ON GOVERNMENT HOURS ; AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFENSES OF FREQUENT UNAUTHORIZED ABSENCES (HABITUAL ABSENTEEISM); TARDINESS IN REPORTING FOR DUTY; AND LOAFING FROM DUTY DURING REGULAR OFFICE HOURS
To: OIC – Assistant Schools Division Superintendent
Chiefs CID and SGOD
School Heads Elementary and Secondary
All other concerned
- This office reiterates the provisions on the policy on Government Hours; and the administrative offences of frequent unauthorized absences (habitual absenteeism); tardiness in reporting for duty; and loafing from duty during regular office hours stipulated in enclosed CSC Memorandum Circular No. 1, s. 2017.
- All teaching and non-teaching personnel are enjoined to strictly observe the 8- hour prescribed office hours. Teachers who are teaching not more than 6 hours may complete the 2- hour period preparing for their lessons and instructional materials and checking and recording students’ outputs or home visitation provided a report shall be submitted.
- To assure accuracy of the record of attendance , the Use of Biometric Time Machine is encouraged in all schools and offices. Time reflected in the Daily Time Record should match with the print out of the Biometric Time Machine.
- Those who are reporting in the field need to submit report and attach in their Daily Time Record the Certificate of Appearance from the school head they visited or the travel order in case of attendance to seminar or training.
- Policy on Unauthorized absences and habitual absenteeism should be strictly observed. An employee is considered habitually absent if he incurs tardiness regardless of the number of minutes, ten (10) times a month for at least 2 months in a semester or at least two consecutive months during the year.
- Except for sick leave, application for Leave of Absence (Form 6) need to be filed and approved by the schools division superintendent before an employee may go on leave, otherwise it is considered disapproved making the absence unauthorized.
- Public Schools District Supervisors and Schools Heads are advised to discuss the guidelines with the
- Immediate and wide dissemination of the content of this Memorandum is desired.
Engr. EDGARD C. DOMINGO, Ph.D. CESO VI
Schools Division Superintendent