DO 9, s. 1996 – Policy of No Extension of Service


January 26, 1996
DO 9, s. 1996
Policy of No Extension of Service

To: Undersecretaries and Assistant Secretaries
Regional Directors
Schools Superintendents
Bureau Directors
Directors of Services/Centers and Heads of Units

  1. The DECS Central Office has been receiving numerous requests for extension of service beyond the compulsory retirement age of 65 years. In this connection, all DECS offices are hereby reminded of the pertinent provisions of Memorandum Circular No. 65, dated June 16, 1988 and reiterated under Memorandum Circular No. 134 dated October 31, 1995 both issued by the Office of the President, which reads as follows:
    “Officials or employees who have reached the compulsory retirement age of 65 years shall not be retained in the service, except for extremely meritorious reasons, in which case the retention shall not exceed six (6) months.”
  2. In the light of this guideline, the DECS Central Office is not inclined to endorse any request for extension of service. All heads of DECS Central Office units and field offices are discouraged from endorsing such requests to the DECS Secretary.
  3. Immediate and wide dissemination of this Order is enjoined.

References: DECS Orders: Nos. 103, s. 1988 and 73, s. 1995
Allotment: 1-2–—(M.O. 1-87)

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