Understanding Compensatory Overtime Credits

In the seminar I attended earlier today about leave administration, some of the participants particularly wanted to know the difference between Compensatory Overtime Credits (COC) and Compensatory Time Off (CTO). As the topic is still to be covered by succeeding speakers, I opted not to explain the little that what

2012 SC Decisions Involving Civil Service Rules

CSC vs. Court of Appeals, et al (G.R. No. 176162) and Atty. Cueva vs. Court of Appeals (G.R. No. 178845) En Banc, October 9, 2012 > CSC has jurisdiction over cases filed directly with it, regardless of who initiated the complaint. Correspondingly, CSC has jurisdiction over administrative cases filed directly with

2014 SC Decisions Involving Civil Service Rules

Civil Service Commission vs. Maricelle M. Cortes (G.R. No. 200103, April 23, 2014) FACTS: The Commission en banc of the Commission of Human Rights approved the appointment of Maricelle M. Cortes as Information Officer V. Eligio P. Mallari - Maricelle's father, was a CHR Commissioner but he abstained from voting and instead requested CHR to

2013 SC Decisions Involving Civil Service Rules

CSC vs. Arlic Almojuela, G.R. No. 194368, April 2, 2013 (En Banc) > The CSC has standing as real party-in-interest and can appeal CA’s decisions modifying or reversing them, when it would have an adverse impact on the integrity of the civil service. This is the Dacoycoy Doctrine (G.R. No. 135805,

Relevant Bachelor’s Degree; Meaning

Question: How do I know if I have the “relevant bachelor’s degree” required for the position I am applying for? Part II, Item 3 of CSC Resolution No. 030962 (Revised Policies on Qualification Standards) as circularized in CSC MC No. 12, s. 2003 clarifies this and gives some illustration –  To meet

My Bar Review Experience

The 2014 Philippine Bar Examinations recently gave birth to 1,126 new lawyers who are expected to be euphoric for a year, at the very least. Ask any one of them to tell you about their bar review experience, all the sacrifices they had to go through, their study habits, or memory

Government Employment for Compulsory Retirees

Question:  Can a person who has already reached the compulsory retirement age of 65 still be employed in the government? Answer: Yes, but only in coterminous or primarily confidential positions. CSC Memorandum Circular No. 27, s. 2001 (Amendments to Section 12, Rule XIII of CSC MC No. 15, s. 1999 issued on 08 October

4 Ethical Principles Every Lawyer Should Remember

Law students and lawyers alike will admit that little attention is placed on legal ethics as a course subject. If not for its 5% weight allocation in the Philippine Bar Exam, an average law student will most likely skip a legal ethics class in exchange for more library time reading

LLB or MD as Master’s Degree

Question: Is an LLB/MD degree considered as equivalent to Master's Degree? Answer: Yes. For purposes of appointment to positions which require a Master's Degree, an LLB or MD degree holder is considered to have met the education requirement as long as the position does not require  the appointee to be a licensed professional. Completion of the degrees of

Reassignment and Constructive Dismissal in the Civil Service

Giving employees work rotations or reassignments from time-to-time is healthy and in fact encouraged by most management gurus to promote employee satisfaction and development. But when will reassignment and constructive dismissal mean the same thing in the government? In the Philippine civil service (career or non-career), reassignment of employees appointed to first