Monday, March 26, 2012

PIA: GSIS to update records of 24,000 personnel of DepEd-ARMM

MANILA, Mar. 26 (PIA) -- The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) signed on Thursday a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Education (DepEd) in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) to update the service records of more than 24,000 DepEd employees in the region. 

“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, GSIS President and General Manager. 

PGM Robert Vergara shakes hands with Mayor Rommel Arnado of Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte.
GSIS President and General Manager Robert G. Vergara (third from left) and ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman (fourth from left) sign a memorandum of understanding that will update the service records of some 24,000 personnel of the DepEd-ARMM. From left – Mario Aguja, GSIS Trustee and Chairman of the GSIS Task Force ARMM, Daniel LacsGSIS)on Jr., GSIS Chairman, Vergara, Hataman, and Atty. Jamar Kulayan, DepEd-ARMM Regional Secretary.
(Photo c/o GSIS)

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. 

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. 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. 

For his part, Hataman said, “we are committed to work closely with the GSIS on this project. As ARMM governor, it is my obligation to ensure that the DepEd-ARMM personnel receive their right entitlements as GSIS members.” 

The signing rite was witnessed by Daniel Lacson Jr., chairman of the GSIS; Mario Aguja, GSIS trustee and chairman of the GSIS Task Force ARMM; and Atty. Jamar Kulayan, DepEd-ARMM regional secretary. (RER/GSIS - PIA 13-Caraga)

"Moral Governance"

English - "Good governance for a progressive and peaceful BARMM."

Sinama - "Hap pamarinta tudju BARMM na sambu maka salamat"

Bahasa Sug - "Dan mabuntul tudju pa BARMM masambu iban mahatul"

Meranaw - "Mathitu a kandatu sa BARMM ko katagompiya go kalilintad"


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