PIA: DepEd-ARMM employees soon to enjoy right benefits as GSIS members

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, Mar 27 (PIA) -- Employees of the Department of Education in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DepEd-ARMM) will soon enjoy the right benefits due to them as Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) members. 

This, as the GSIS inked a memorandum of understanding with the DepEd-ARMM on Thursday to update the service records of more than 24,000 DepEd employees in the region.

Photo courtesy Atty Makmod Mending Jr

Under the agreement, the GSIS and the DepEd-ARMM will jointly update the service records of active and separated teaching and non-teaching personnel of DepEd-ARMM in three months, which will basically entail the matching and validation of entries in the records of the DepEd-ARMM personnel. 

“As the computation of retirement benefit and loans is based on the length of service, it is important to update and reconcile the records of our DepEd-ARMM members to ensure they will receive the correct level of benefits upon their retirement or when they apply for a loan,” said Robert G. Vergara, President and General Manager. 

The MOU takes off from the 2005 Service Records Updating agreement between the GSIS and the DepEd-National to re-encode the service profiles of active and separated DepEd employees using the latter’s personnel service records. 

This included 16,170 teaching and non-teaching personnel of the DepEd-ARMM. However, the project however was hampered by the low accomplishment in the submission of records. 

“We appreciate the initiative of ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman to pursue this long-delayed project and finish it within the year,” Vergara said. (APB/PIA-10)

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