Update on 3 Salary Grade Rule on Promotions

The Civil Service Commission has circularized, through MC No. 18 s. 2016, policy guidelines governing three-salary grade limitation on promotion, superseding MC No. 3, s. 2001. The new circular identified 7 exceptions to the limitation and clarified that the rule does not apply to the following personnel actions: transfers incidental to promotion

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

Three-Salary Grade Limitation

The three-salary grade limitation provided under Item 15 of CSC MC No. 3, s. 2001 or the Revised Policies on Merit Promotion Plan instructs that no government employee may be promoted or transferred to a position which is more than 3-salary grades from his original position. 475

Reverting to Your Maiden Name

In a couple of days, my best  friend will be getting married. Judging from her recent Facebook posts, she is *thrilled* at the thought of transitioning from a Miss to her fiance's Mrs.  Well, I guess all other girls who'd soon be saying their "I DO's" have, at one point, practiced signing their future married