October 9, 1995 – DO 60, s. 1995 – Granting Fiscal Authority to Staff Bureaus and Centers


October 9, 1995
DO 60, s. 1995
Granting Fiscal Authority to Staff Bureaus and Centers

To: Undersecretaries and Assistant Secretaries
Regional Directors
Schools Superintendents
Staff Bureaus, Centers and Service Directors
Granting Fiscal Authority to Staff Bureaus and Centers

  1. In order to implement further deconcentration of authority from the Office of the Secretary and achieve greater effectiveness and efficiency in conduct of operations of the staff bureaus and centers, fiscal authority is hereby granted in accordance with the following prescribed guidelines:
    1.1 Authority to approve vouchers and countersign checks in amounts not exceeding Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Pesos (P250,000.00) is hereby granted; provided that no limit shall be imposed for payroll vouchers and checks; and provided further that fiscal authority previously granted for approvals in excess of P250,000.00 shall remain in force.
    1.2 The following prerequisites must be observe for disbursements other than payroll:

    1. Prior approval of proposed budget (use Enclosure A or “Request for Budget Approval Form”) to implement the various program and projects indicated in the Annual Work and Financial Plan in accordance with prescribed guidelines (see Enclosure B or “Guidelines for Implementing Annual Work and Financial Plan of Staff Bureaus and Centers).
    2. Compliance with accounting, auditing and other applicable laws/rules for the procurement of services, supplies, materials and equipment) or certification of exemption where applicable.
    3. Prior approval for local and foreign travels.
  2. For this purpose, fiscal authority is granted to the Head of Office or Director IV of the staff bureaus and Director III of the centers with their respective assistants and alternates. As usual, the accounting and cash work for the staff bureaus and centers in accordance with this Order shall be provided by the Accounting and Cash Divisions, respectively.
  3. For immediate compliance.

Incl.: As stated
Reference: None Allotment: 1-2—(M.O. 1-87)