P-Noy extends services of non-CESO, contractual employees in gov't until Oct. 31, 2010

July 30, 2010 12:05 pm 

MANILA, July 30 — President Benigno Simeon Aquino III has issued Memorandum Circular No. 2 extending up to Oct. 31, 2010 the tour of duty of non-Career Executive Service Officials (CESO) and contractual employees occupying CESO positions in government.

Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa signed on Thursday, July 29 Memorandum Circular No. 2, amending MC No. 1 which is expiring on Saturday, July 31, 2010.

MC No. 2 states that in the exigency of the service and to ensure continuity of government operations, official processes and transactions as well as the delivery of services to the people, Paragraphs 2 and 3 of Memorandum Circular No. 1 are amended to read as follows:

”2. All non-Career Executive Service Officials (non-CESO) occupying Career Executive Service (CES) positions in all agencies of the Executive Branch shall remain in office and continue to perform their duties and discharge their responsibilities until October 31, 2010, or until their resignations have been accepted and/or until their respective replacements have been appointed or designated, whichever comes first, unless they are reappointed in the meantime.

”3. In cases where the head of agency or office has resigned and whose resignation has been accepted or is deemed separated on June 30, 2010, and no replacement has been appointed or designated, the next-in-rank and most senior official of the agency or a senior official of the Department to which said agency is attached, shall be designated by the Department Secretary concerned as officer-in-charge, to perform the duties and discharge the responsibilities of the position until October 31, 2010 or until a replacement has been appointed or designated, whichever comes first, unless his designation is extended in the meantime."

MC No. 2 also states that any official whose service has been terminated or whose resignation has been accepted on/or before July 31, 2010, but whose replacement has not yet been appointed or designated shall be deemed separated from the service as of the date of termination or acceptance of resignation.

Secretary Ochoa said MC No. 2 further states that any provision of Memorandum Circular No. 1, Series 2010, and its implementing guidelines dated July 16, 2010, inconsistent with MC No. 2, is hereby deemed repealed or modified accordingly. (PNA)

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