Marcos admin clears certain positions in Executive Branch

Published July 1, 2022, 7:19 PM

by Argyll Cyrus Geducos

Malacañang, under the leadership of the new Marcos Administration, issued on Friday Memorandum Circular No. 1, declaring certain positions in the Executive Department vacant.

Malacañang issues Memorandum Circular No. 1, declaring certain positions in the Executive Department vacant.

Executive Secretary Vic Rodriguez signed the memorandum on behalf of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on July 1.

Based on the memorandum, the following are deemed separated from service, and all positions held by them in the departments, offices, agencies, and bureaus of the Executive Department are declared vacant:

  • All Presidential appointees who are coterminous
  • All Presidential appointees occupying positions created over the authorized staffing pattern
  • All non-Career Executive Service Officials (CESO) occupying Career Executive Service (CES) positions
  • Contractual and casual employees

To ensure the continuity of government services, vacancies in the heads of offices where no replacement has been appointed or designated will be filled by the next-in-rank or most senior official as Officer-in-Charge (OIC).

The OIC shall perform the duties and responsibilities of the office until July 31, 2022, or until a replacement is appointed.

All non-CESO occupying CES positions in all agencies under the Executive Branch shall remain in office, continue to perform their duties and discharge their responsibilities until the end of the month or until a replacement is appointed.

Contractual or casual employees whose contracts expired on June 30 shall continue in service until July 31, 2022, unless earlier terminated or renewed by the heads of the hiring agencies.

Personnel who will have to work until the end of the month must ensure the orderly and complete turnover of records, documents, books, equipment, and other properties of their offices to their successor.

They shall also be compensated per existing laws.

 
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