My Google Page Rank

DepEd, GSIS commit to protect DepEd personnel’s retirement benefits

PDFPrintE-mail

The Department of Education (DepEd) and the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) entered into a deal on Monday to ensure proper entries in the service records of public school teachers and DepEd’s non-teaching personnel.

DepEd said this will facilitate better services for education employees to protect their entitlement to benefits.

“The department assures its personnel that we are exerting our best efforts to give them the benefits due to them,” said Education Secretary Armin Luistro. “Their services are invaluable and this agreement can be among the best gifts we can offer them as we celebrate World Teachers’ Day tomorrow."

Both parties already agreed on a previous memorandum of agreement (MOA) on Dec. 12, 2005 that undertook the updating of the service records (SRs) of DepEd personnel. GSIS funded the project. However, GSIS reported that only 385,258 out of 520,660 expected SRs were submitted, of which 291,193 were properly validated and uploaded into the GSIS’ database.

Through the agreement, GSIS will accept additional SRs from DepEd to ensure accuracy of data in their database.

“This agreement will straighten all complaints thrown back and forth between the two agencies involved,” Luistro said. “We look forward to seeing more news about how much we have achieved rather than blaming who did wrong.”

Per GSIS records, the total premium obligation of DepEd to the GSIS as of August 31, 2010 is about P30 billion, with the principal amount of about P8 billion, government share of P4.8 billion, and personal share of P3.8 billion. The interest was determined to have amounted to about P21.6 billion.

GSIS said that this non-payment of the foregoing obligation has adversely affected the entitlement to life and/or retirement benefits of personnel who have retired or whose policies have matured.

DepEd’s accounting division, however, disputes this claim saying that the agency is not remiss on remitting personal shares of its employees. In fact, any non-remittance will surely come out in COA audit observations. The agency wishes to clarify that the department pays on time.

In the agreement, DepEd needs to complete the submission of all SRs of its personnel on or before December 15, 2010 without need of any additional funding from the GSIS and ensure that those who participated in the SR updating project under the previous MOA have been paid. It is also tasked to regularly update GSIS of the status of the SR updating and provide it with all the necessary information.
On GSIS’ end, it shall promptly validate SRs submitted by DepEd. It must also upload the same to its database after SRs are duly validated.

It shall also provide technical assistance to DepEd and constitute a task force that will closely coordinate with DepEd in the implementation of this project, specifically the technical infrastructure to run DepEd payroll processing in a centralized environment, technical training to the payroll systems development team, assistance in the planning and budgeting of DepEd’s own IT infrastructure, and assist in installing compatible encoding systems in all DepEd division offices so as to ensure the consistency and reliability of all records.

The MOA also provides that after December 15, both parties will exert all efforts to expedite the validation and reconciliation process in order to arrive at the accurate amount of the obligation, if there are any.

“We welcome this positive development on the benefits of our personnel that will lead to their better performance. We are hoping that slowly, we can address the problems that get in the way of prompt payment or remittance of premiums and loan obligations through cooperation and continuous dialogue,” Luistro said.

With this MOA of GSIS and DepEd, and with the participation of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), all parties agreed on the terms of payment of the obligation. Because of this, the affected compulsory premium obligations of the members under DepEd will be considered paid and the benefits already paid to these members will be adjusted accordingly. (PNA/PIA9-BST)




Related news items:
Newer news items:
Older news items:

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

ZamPen Heart Institute

13 Dec 2017 Hits:117 Be the first to comment!

The Zamboanga Peninsula Medical Center (ZPMC) recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with HB Calleja Center last Nov 8, 2017 establishing the ZamPen Heart Institute - a first in the whole region of Zamboanga Peninsula and third in Mindanao after Davao City and Cagayan de Oro. The agreement was signed by ZPMC President Mr Edwin Caliolio and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of HB Calleja Center Dr Denton Chua witnessed by the PHIC Head of Zamboanga City Dr Rossana Paraguya and DOH Region IX Representative Medical Officer IV Dr Rolando Bucoy in a short program attended by the board members and management staff of the hospital together with the founders of HB Calleja Center led by prominent Manila- based cardiologists Dr [...] Read more

Prev Next Page:

SSS retiree pensioners residing in Ph no longer need ACOP

13 Dec 2017 Hits:55 Be the first to comment!

Some 1.32 million retiree pensioners of state-run Social Security System (SSS) are no longer required to report for the Annual Confirmation of Pensioners Program (ACOP) or the yearly reporting to [...] Read more


ZAMBOANGA CITY DELEGATION IN ZPRAA 2017 (LIST OF DZCAA ATHLETES, COACHES AND CHAPERONS 2017 ELEMENTARY LEVEL)

13 Dec 2017 Hits:56 Be the first to comment!

ARNIS (BOYS) 1. ABDEL KHAN A. ABDURASAD 2. RAYN G. GALVEZ 3. MHIKE CLARENCE G. TURA Coach: MARIBEL A. BOSQUE   ARNIS (GIRLS) 1. AIRA VIRGIE E. DELOS SANTOS 2. AIA MARIA E.  DELOS SANTOS 3. AILA FLORE E. [...] Read more


ZAMBOANGA CITY ATHLETES… REGIONAL MEET IN PAGADIAN CITY

12 Dec 2017 Hits:88 Be the first to comment!

LIST OF DZCAA ATHLETES, COACHES AND CHAPERONS 2017  Secondary Level ARNIS (BOYS) 1.       KRISTIAN G. ANTONIO 2.      JOHN MARCK C. CHAVEZ 3.      ABDULKADIL J, JAMMANG 4.      ALDRICH [...] Read more


FIESTA ATENISTA 2017 OVERALL CHAMPION... ACCOUNTING

11 Dec 2017 Hits:83 Be the first to comment!

Maga participantes del 2017 Buenas Fiesta Atenista :   * AAO- Accounting Academic Organization * MAO- Management Academic Organization * NAO- Nursing Academic Organization * SITAO- Science and Information Technology Academic Organization * SLAE- School of [...] Read more


CHAMPION - ATENEO ALUMNI FOOTBALL SHOCKS HS VARSITY

10 Dec 2017 Hits:85 Be the first to comment!

First match-up Results: Ateneo Alumni 1 vs Junior High School Varsity 1 Jay-Ar Natividad ya hace el “equalizer” na ultimo minuto del juego 1-1 y ya resulta na penalty shootout 2-1 [...] Read more


BACK TO BACK BIG LEAGUE CHAMPION... BRT SUMISIP BASILAN

09 Dec 2017 Hits:96 Be the first to comment!

El istoria del deste team cuando ya tiene liga aki na Ciudad de Zamboanga. Sila ya puede gana 1st runner up ya perde sila na finals con el team Zanorte [...] Read more


BASKETBALL SUPER WOMEN

08 Dec 2017 Hits:92 Be the first to comment!

Del December 3, 2017 ya conduci el Finals n Championship game del HERMOSA WOMENS BALLERS INC BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT na Southern City Colleges West Campus, San Jose Gusu.. una ya huga [...] Read more


SSS starts releasing of 13th month, December pension

06 Dec 2017 Hits:102 Be the first to comment!

State-run Social Security System (SSS) said more than 2.2 million pensioners will start to receive their 13th month and December pension starting today until December 8. SSS President and Chief Executive [...] Read more


KARATEDO ANGEL …. CHLOE

06 Dec 2017 Hits:113 Be the first to comment!

Este si Heiddy Chloe Miguel Angeles, 20 años de edad, 5’2” el altor, residente de Triplet San Jose , Ciudad de Zamboanga . Anak di Henrietta  Miguel , Hermana di [...] Read more


Qualified athletes go for ZPRAA 2017

03 Dec 2017 Hits:160 Be the first to comment!

There were six (6) energetic athletes of Maria Clara L. Lobregat National High School (MCLLNHS). These athletes of the different events is  at par who excel  in the field of sports.Their [...] Read more


A Salute to all TEACHERS

03 Dec 2017 Hits:135 Be the first to comment!

Why do teachers are always called The Unsung Heroes? Or the unheralded heroes? Why do teachers sometimes  known as Parents of all Seasons? Or the Teachers of all the Professions, [...] Read more


HERCULES of ZAMBOANGA CITY... RICHARD

03 Dec 2017 Hits:139 Be the first to comment!

Este si Richard Enterina Guerrero, 21 años de edad, 5’5” el altor, soltero , residente de Tumaga Porcentro, Ciudad de Zamboanga . Su mayores si Renato D. Guerrero y Crisilda [...] Read more


Southern City Colleges, Inc. Foundation Week and Sportsfest 2017

02 Dec 2017 Hits:138 Be the first to comment!

Southern City Colleges, Inc. shall be celebrating its 71st Foundation with a slew of week-long activities as well as its Mini-Olympics from the 02nd to the 09th of December 2017. To [...] Read more


Beng declares Nov. 30 to Dec. 6 as ‘Week of Peace’

28 Nov 2017 Hits:165 Be the first to comment!

Mayor Beng  Climaco has declared the period from November 30 to December 6 as the Mindanao Week of Peace. In Executive Order BC 312-2017, the chief executive enjoined the active participation [...] Read more


FIGHTING WILDCAT…. JESSA

28 Nov 2017 Hits:137 Be the first to comment!

Este si Jessalyn Alzate Domingo, su palayao “Jessa”, 21 años de edad , residente de barangay Putik, Ciudad de Zamboanga. Su mayores si Jose d. Domingo y Celsa B. Alzate [...] Read more


Mother attacks barangay official

28 Nov 2017 Hits:216 Be the first to comment!

A barangay tanod was hacked and stabbed by a mother in Zone 5, Barangay Culianan, Zamboanga City on Sunday. The victim was identified as Owen Pantaleon Alvarez, 46, married and a [...] Read more


ZAMBOANGA CITY 2ND OVER ALL – OPEN WUSHU

27 Nov 2017 Hits:132 Be the first to comment!

El 2ND Mindanao Open Wushu Sanda Championship game , ya hace na MAA NCCC Mall Davao City del Nov. 16-19, 2017, Ya presenta este el Nccc Mall Davao junto con [...] Read more


D’ JAGUAR COACH … CLARO

25 Nov 2017 Hits:175 Be the first to comment!

Este si Claro Borgonia Nuesca , 5’8” el altor , residente de #60 Sunrise Village , Guiwan, Ciudad de Zamboanga . Su mayores si Claudio N. Nuesca Jr. y Rosalina [...] Read more