The University conducted an employees’ welfare and benefits forum focusing on membership benefits from the Social Security System (SSS), Home Mutual Development Fund (Pag-ibig) and Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) on October 30, 2018.
Mr. Conrad S. Chiongson, Marketing and Sales Department Head of the Home Development Mutual Fund discussed the latest programs and benefits for Pag-ibig members. He gave emphasis on provident savings and shelter financing as the agency’s primary services.
Meanwhile, Ms. Geena Caro from the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) offered the agency’s Expanded Primary Care Benefits (ePCB).
Mr. Arnel Genova, OIC team head of the Social Security System (SSS), on the other hand, encouraged non-members and even the government employees to enroll as voluntary member and avail the services of the SSS. He also mentioned that the Memorandum of Agreement for membership of JO and CS employees is properly implemented.
The meeting was also an opportune time for the school administration to update the employees of what is in store for them.
During the president’s time, Dr. Raul F. Muyong announced that the NBC 461 Cycle 7A will pushed through as per decision of the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) to prioritize the human resource of the State Universities and Colleges (SUCs). The Php 1.2 billion capital outlay (Php10 million/SUC) will be utilized for the promotion and salary adjustments of the faculty. “We give importance to the human resource. The infrastructure projects can wait, “said Dr. Muyong.
The university president also disclosed that PASUC has forwarded a position paper to the Civil Service Commission, Commission on Audit and the Department of Budget and Management to reconsider the CSC- COA-DBM joint circular No. 1, s. 2017 governing the outsourcing of job orders and contract of service employees among the SUCs.
He also congratulated the employees for the university’s achievement of being an ISO 9001:2015 certified and enjoined them to work harder for the coming accreditation visit.
On plans and projects, Dr. Muyong announced that the university will enter into agreement with two agencies for textile development- the Project HABI with HABI Foundation and the 40 million hablon development project with the Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI). ISAT U Dumangas Campus also submitted a business plan including an eco- tourism development at the 80 ha. lot at Brgy. Aglalana, Passi City.
Aside from benefits, the proper completion of the Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALN) form was also discussed by Ms. Maila S. Alparaque, HRMO II.
Finding the importance of updating the employees of their welfare and benefits, Dr. Gabriel M. Salistre, Jr. announced that this will be made an annual undertaking. The same activity was held last year with representative from the Government Service Insurance System.