DO 58, s. 1989 – Adoption of Flexible Working Hours in the DECS
June 27, 1989
DO 58, s. 1989
Adoption of Flexible Working Hours in the DECS

To: Undersecretaries
Assistant Secretaries
Bureau Directors/Cultural Agency Directors
Regional Directors
School Superintendents
Chiefs of Services and Heads of Centers/Units
Presidents, State Colleges and Universities
Vocational School Superintendents/Administrators

  1. Attached is a copy of Memorandum Circular No. 14, s. 1989 of the Civil Service Commission prescribing the adoption of flexible working house for all officials and employees in the government service.
  2. In line with conditions set forth in the said memorandum circular, the following additional guidelines are hereby issued:
    1. Bureaus and offices in the DECS Central Office shall adopt any of the time schedules indicated below for their respective employees:
      1. 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
      2. 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
      3. 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.

      For effective supervision of personnel, regular working hours beyond 6:00 p.m. is not encouraged.

    2. Offices with frontline services shall maintain a service staff who shall transact business between 12:00 and 1:00 o’clock noon in order to provide continuous services to the public without interruption or delay. The lunch break of the service staff shall be scheduled between 11:00 and 12:00 noon or 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. accordingly.
    3. The time schedule shall be approved by the Undersecretary in charge of the Office or bureau.
  3. Regional offices, division offices, district offices, cultural agency and state colleges and universities may adopt the time schedule prescribed for the DECS Central Office or they may adopt their own time schedules convenient for their respective personnel, subject the conditions prescribed in the said memorandum circular. Regional and cultural agency directors and presidents of state colleges/universities are authorized to approve the time schedule of their respective personnel.
  4. These work schedules shall not apply to teachers on the teacher’s leave basis and personnel rendering security services, and such other personnel who, by nature of their function, shall follow other prescribed working hours.
  5. The list of officials and employees in each shift shall be furnished the office in charge of personnel for purposes of control and record and a copy of the list posted in a conspicuous area in their respective offices for the guidance of the transacting public. The attached form for Time Schedule of Employees may be used as guide for this purpose.
  6. A report of the time schedule adopted by each bureau/office should be submitted to this Office.
  7. This Order takes effect immediately. Compliance is requested.


Incl.: As stated
Reference: Office Order dated April 17, 1989
Allotment: 1-2-3–(M.O. 1-87)

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