CSC issues guidelines on timely release of retirement benefits PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 21 March 2013 11:54

Retirement benefits of government workers should be released within 30 days.

This was announced by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) as it issued the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 10154 (RA No. 10154), the Act Requiring All Concerned Government Agencies to Ensure the Early Release of the Retirement Pay, Pensions, Gratuities and other Benefits of Retiring Government Retirees.

Retiring public servants must not be made to wait for they have spent the best years of their lives serving the public and the government, thus, the state ensures the prompt release of their retirement benefits which are due them under the law.

The IRR, which cites the responsibilities of retiring government employees, employer-agencies and all concerned government agencies, the period of release of retirement benefits and all other relevant provisions, shall apply to compulsory and optional retirement applications of government employees from all government instrumentalities including government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs), except personnel from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

The guidelines state that period for release of retirement benefits must be within thirty (30) days from the actual retirement date of the concerned employee. The employer-agency or the government agency where the employee shall retire must submit all requirements at least ninety (90) days prior to the effectivity date of retirement. Retirement benefits under the Government Service Insurance Act must be released to retirees on his/her last day of service in government provided that all Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) requirements are duly complied with.

However, retirement benefits may be withheld if the employee has been suspended due to pending administrative case or has pecuniary liabilities.

For the full text and other pertinent details of the IRR of RA No. 10154, you may visit the CSC website at www.csc.gov.ph.

[Source: CSC website]

 
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