Quantcast
Latest Stories

‘Flexi-time’ work sked for Capitol sought

By

EFFECTIVE on March 1, all Capitol employees and officials will work under a so-called “gliding flexible working time” starting at 7 a.m at the earliest and ending at 6 p.m. at the latest if a proposed resolution by Provincial Board (PB) Member Arleigh Sitoy gets approved.

The proposed “flexi-time” schedule will be deliberated by the PB in its regular session this Monday.

Under the working scheme, employees and officials are required to report between 7 a.m to 9 a.m. and end between 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The employee may opt to start at a time convenient to him or her within the given schedule.

If on a certain day, an employee arrives at 7:01 am , he /she can leave the office at 4:01 pm.

If he/she reports at 8:25 a.m, he/she can leave at 5:25 pm or 6 p.m.

An employee must render at least eight working hours each day from Monday to Friday so the public can be assured of prompt, efficient and continuing delivery of service from 8 a.m to 5 p.m., Sitoy’s resolution read.

On Mondays, all officials and employees shall attend the flag-raising ceremony which means that the flexible time period shall only be between 7 am and 8 a.m.

Employees who start work later than 8 a.m. that day shall be considered tardy.

Sitoy said the period of compulsory attendance, referred to as the core time, is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., exclusive of one hour lunch break from 12 noon to 1 p.m.

Thus employees who report at 9:01 am or later, shall automatically be considered tardy.

Those who leave the office with less than eight hours service rendered during the day shall be considered under time, Sitoy said.

He said employees cannot offset their tardy or under time work by working an equivalent number of minutes or hours tardy or under time. Sitoy said at least 10 percent of the total work force is required to be present from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sitoy said this can be done on rotation basis, or other arrangement as agreed upon by the department heads and subordinates concerned.

Availing of early working hours is voluntary for the Capitol employees, Sitoy said.

Sitoy cited a Civil Service Commission circular which authorizes all department heads, agencies, bureaus and offices of the national government, government corporations and schools to set their own rules on attendance and punctuality.

Some employees disagreed to the proposal. “What happens is that people will rely on punching in for work at 8:30 a.m. This will disrupt the work flow. A lot of people report late for work as it is,” said one employee who requested anonymity.

But Senior Administrative Officer Jessielito Martinito, who is wheelchair bound, said he can live with the new schedule.

“For those of us who are disabled it can be advantageous for us because we have a hard time reporting for work on time due to our condition,” he said.


Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Capitol employees , local employees , Local Governments




Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement
  1. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  2. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  3. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  4. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  5. Massive infra spending set
  6. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  7. South Korea president shouted down by distraught parents
  8. Passengers denied chance to escape sinking South Korea ferry
  9. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  10. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  4. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  5. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  6. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  7. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
  8. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
  9. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  5. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  6. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  7. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  8. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  9. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  10. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
Advertisement

News

  • Captain not at helm of capsized Korean ferry–probers
  • 4.9 quake jolts Batanes on Maundy Thursday
  • Presidents, celebrities mourn writer Garcia Marquez
  • MH370 search to be most costly ever at $100 million — analysts
  • Iraqi guilty of beating wife to death in US
  • Sports

  • Heat seek Three-peat but Spurs, Pacers top seeds
  • Can Spurs get back at Heat? Can they survive West?
  • Hopkins, 49, seeks win for the ageless
  • LeBron still No. 1 with NBA’s most popular jersey
  • Pacquiao back in PH, heads home to wife, kids
  • Lifestyle

  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • This is not just a farm
  • Entertainment

  • ‘X-men’ filmmaker slams ‘fabricated’ sex attack claims
  • Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard on trial in DC
  • Whoopi Goldberg debuts as marijuana columnist
  • ‘X-men’ director accused of sex assault on teen boy
  • Cannes film festival launches race for 2014 Palme d’Or
  • Business

  • Italy sells luxury state cars on eBay
  • Asian shares mostly up in quiet trade
  • Dollar up in Asia on US jobs data, Ukraine deal
  • Barbie doll has a problem
  • Oil prices mixed ahead of long Easter weekend
  • Technology

  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Filipinos #PrayForSouthKorea
  • Taylor Swift tries video blogging, crashes into fan’s bridal shower
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • Last call for nominations to ’14 Presidential Awards
  • San Francisco business coalition slams proposed tax on sugary drinks
  • A ‘time-travel’ production of ‘Les Miserable’ at Stanford
  • Filipina Maryknoll sister honored for years of service
  • Malaysia quarantines 64 villagers over MERS virus
  • Marketplace
    Advertisement