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Special 5 Days Emergency Leave for Teachers- CSC

Government employees seriously hit by typhoons  Quinta and Rolly may apply for a special 5 days emergency leave as announced by the Civil service Commission (CSC) as it reiterated the CSC Memorandum Circular Nos 2 &16 issued on February 16, 2012 and October 17, 2012, respectively, containing guidelines for the grant of the emergency leave for state employees affected by natural calamities or disasters.

According to the memorandum, the special emergency leave shall be for a maximum of five (5) days in a year and non- deductible from the employee's earned leave credits. It may be availed of within 30 days from the actual occurrence of the natural calamity for five (5) straight working days or on staggered basis.

Such leave may be used for urgent repair and clean-up of damaged house, being stranded in affected areas, disease/ illness of employees brought by natural calamity/ disaster, or caring of immediate family members affected by natural calamity/ disaster.

Furthermore, according to the commission, this special emergency leave shall be based on the declaration of state of calamity by the President of the Philippines or the Local Sanggunian in the affected area. However, in case a specific area was not declared to be under a state of calamity, the head of agency may still grant the special emergency leave based on proof or evidence to be presented by the employee or relevant news account.

Extension of the allowed maximum 5 days of special emergency leave shall be subject to the discretion of the head of agency and the agency's internal policy on the matter. 

Facts and photos source: Civil Service Commission

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