Female public servants who gave birth from March 11, 2019 onwards can now enjoy the 105-day expanded maternity leave with full pay, or the 60-day maternity leave with full pay in case of miscarriage or emergency termination of pregnancy.
 
The Civil Service Commission (CSC), together with the Department of Labor and Employment and Social Security System, issued the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 11210 or the Expanded Maternity Leave Law on May 1, 2019. The IRR defines the rules for availing of the expanded maternity leave.
 
R.A. No. 11210 grants 105 days of paid maternity leave for live childbirth, regardless of the mode of delivery, and an additional 15 days if the female worker qualifies as a solo parent under Republic Act No. 8972 or the Solo Parents’ Welfare Act of 2000; and 60 days of paid leave in case of miscarriage or emergency termination of pregnancy. It applies in all instances of pregnancy, miscarriage, or emergency termination of pregnancy regardless of frequency.
 

The Department of Education (DepEd) conducts the 2019 Brigada Eskwela from May 20 to 25, 2019 with the theme Matatag na Bayan para sa Maunlad na Paaralan.

The Brigada Eskwela is the National Schools Maintenance Week that aims to bring together all education stakeholders to participate and contribute their time, effort, and resources to prepare public school facilities for the opening of the school year in June.

Individuals or groups from the national government agencies, local government units, private sectors, international organizations, and volunteers interested to help the schools may coordinate with any of the following:

  • External Partnerships Service of the DepEd Central Office
  • Education Support Services Division in the ROs
  • Social Mobilization and Networking Section under the Schools Governance and Operations Division in the schools division offices, and/or
  • School heads of the beneficiary schools.
Pursuant to Republic Act No. 11036 also known as the Mental Health Act (MHA) of 2018 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations signed on 22 January 2019, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) is mandated to develop guidelines and standards on appropriate and evidenced-based mental health programs for the workplace as described in the said Act, and to develop policies that promote mental health in the workplace and address stigma and discrimination suffered by people with mental health conditions.
 
At present, the CSC is drafting the Guidelines on the Development of Mental Health Program in the Public Sector. The Guidelines shall assist government agencies in the implementation of a more responsive, evidence-based, and inclusive mental health program within their respective agencies.
 
Related to this, we request for your comments and inputs on the draft Guidelines and its attached Model so we can improve and integrate important information on mental health. Please send your comments by 27 May 2019 via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Thank you.
 
 

Are you a government leader looking to brush up your skills? Join the Civil Service Institute's 2nd Quarter Leadership Series on 19 June 2019. 

This will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ortigas Avenue, Ortigas Center, Quezon City. 

Themed Values-Driven Leadership, the program will explore values and how these are manifested in one's quality of leadership. Values will also help leaders become more effective in decision-making, people engagement, and over-all organization improvement.

By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

a. appreciate values-driven leadership in the workplace which has an impact on decision-making and strategy formulation and implementation in the midst of challenging and unpredictable circumstances;

b. discuss core public service values for heightened individual and organizational performance; and

c. acquire best practices of values-driven leadership from varied organizations and select which among these are best fitted for their own leadership styles, approaches, and respective workplaces. 

This event will help leaders become servant-heroes by championing values-drive practices in the workplace. 

To register, click the link below: 

CSI LEADERSHIP SERIES "VALUES-DRIVEN LEADERSHIP"