Inter-Agency Joint Committee

Pursuant to Section 31 of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 10533 (the “Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013”), the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Education (DepEd), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and Commission on Higher Education (CHED) issued the Joint Guidelines on the implementation of the labor and management component of the Act.

The Guidelines was issued to ensure the sustainability of private and public institutions; to protect the rights, interests, and welfare of teaching and non-teaching personnel; and to optimize employment retention or to prevent, to the extent possible, displacement of faculty and non-academic personnel in private and public higher education institutions (HEIs) during the transition from the previous ten (10) year basic education cycle to the enhanced basic education program or K to 12.

Below are the initiatives that each agency offers to interested HEI personnel.

  • Pursuant to Section 12 of RA 10533, qualified academic personnel affected or displaced from employment from HEIs as a result of the adoption and implementation of the Act shall be given first priority in hiring. Thus, displaced HEI faculty (with the specializations needed by the school) shall be appointed first before all other qualified applicants may be appointed.