Did You Know? SPECIAL EMERGENCY LEAVE
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) reiterated CSC Memorandum Circular Nos. 2 and 16 issued 16 February 2012 and 17 October 2012, respectively, containing guidelines for the grant of the special emergency leave for state employees, which may be applied for five straight working days or on staggered basis and will not be deducted from the employee’s leave credits. Said privilege may be used for any of the following: for urgent repair and clean-up of damaged house, being stranded in affected areas, disease/illness of employees brought by natural calamity/disaster, or caring of immediate family members affected by natural calamity/disaster.
The CSC added that the special emergency leave may be availed of by the affected government employees within thirty (30) days from the first day of calamity declaration by proper government agencies/authorities.