April 15, 2009
DO 35, s. 2009
Guidelines for the Implementation of DOLE and DBM: Joint Circular No. 1-09 Dated March 23, 2009 Pursuant To Executive Order No. 782

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

  1. The Joint Department of Labor (DOLE) and Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Circular No. 1-09, dated March 23, 2009 entitled “Implementing Guidelines of Executive Order No. 782” provides the guidelines for the hiring under job order basis of workers affected by the global financial crisis, and the temporary filling up of vacant positions in the government.
  2. In this connection, please ensure compliance to the general guidelines under items 2.1 to 2.6 of said Joint Circular, for the hiring of personnel on job order basis through the use of funds drawn from:2.1 one and a half percent (1.5%) of the agency’s Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE), for immediate hiring preferably of displaced workers and their dependents; and2.2 allocation of vacant positions to be requested for realignment to MOOE, for agencies whose Rationalization Plans are under evaluation of DBM, but not beyond one (1) month after approval of the Plan.
  3. Likewise, specific guidelines are hereby promulgated:3.1 Hiring of workers will primarily be based on the requirements for additional manpower to be determined by the Heads of Offices (central, regional, division arid schools);3.2 The listing of displaced workers in a particular region shall be referred to in the hiring of the personnel directly charged to MOOE (item 2.1), which can be downloaded from the DOLE website (www.dole.gov.ph);

    3.3 Hiring of job order personnel under item 2.1 shall be done on a monthly basis, which may be renewed/extended but not beyond December 31. 2009;

    3.4 Those hired under item 2.2 shall be initially issued contracts of service until June 30, 2009 and may be renewed/extended, but not to go beyond one (1) month after the approval of the DepED Rationalization Plan;

    3.5 Regional Directors shall submit to the respective DBM regional offices requests for realignment from PS to MOOE, indicating the names, nature of work and funds required, before the personnel hired under job orders (item 2.21 are allowed to perform their assigned tasks; and

    3.6 Regional Directors shall submit to the Personnel Division, Central Office the monthly list of personnel hired under items 2.1 and 2.2. using the attached forms, which, shall be consolidated and submitted to the offices concerned

  4. Wide dissemination of and compliance with, this Order is directed.

As stated Reference:
Allotment: I—(D.O. 50-97)

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