Tuesday, October 23, 2018
  • share this

COA hits uneconomical hirings in 2 agencies under Office of the President

/ 07:08 AM April 24, 2018

The Commission on Audit (COA) has expressed alarm over uneconomical hirings in two agencies under the Office of the President in 2017, seen as having cost the government millions which could have been avoided.

In annual audit reports on the agencies for 2017, the COA called out the Governance Commission for Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GCG) for hiring contract of service (COS) employees instead of just filling available plantilla positions, and the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO) for hiring consultants whose jobs were redundant and are doable by existing regular personnel.


Plantilla positions

For the GCG, the COA noted that the hiring of 47 COS personnel in 2017, which was 200 percent more than the 20 unfilled plantilla positions as of Dec. 31, resulted in additional expenses of P15.62 million.


Duties overlap

As for the PLLO, the COA noted that the nine consultants hired by the office in 2017, which had cost the office P3.07 million, performed tasks that just “overlap with the duties and responsibilities of regular personnel or can basically be provided by the contract of service personnel.”

For a rate ranging from P30,000 to P60,000 per month, the accomplishments submitted by some consultants … overlap with the duties and responsibilities performed by the regular personnel,” the COA said. —Jaymee T. Gamil

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: COA, Commission On Audit, GCG, Governance Commission for GOCCs, Office of the President, PLLO, Presidential Legislative Liaison Office, uneconomical hirings
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

7 new national artists to be proclaimed Wednesday

October 24, 2018 07:22 AM


DOTr scouting for new spokesperson for LTFRB

October 24, 2018 07:21 AM


Bomb found at NY home of billionaire Soros

October 24, 2018 06:56 AM


Facebook simplifies Messenger app

October 24, 2018 06:49 AM

© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.