28 retirees were gifted with Cash Awards in recognition for the years of service they spent as employees of the Provincial Government. With them are PGO Chief of Staff Webster D. Letargo, Provincial Treasurer Marilou M. Uy, Dr. Henry M. Buzar PGDH-HRMO, and several members of the Provincial Incentives and Awards Committee last December 3, 2012 at the 2012 Award for Retirees held simultaneously with the Provincial Government’s regular Monday flag raising ceremony. (Quezon PIO)
28 retirees from the offices of the Provincial Government were presented with cash awards in recognition for their years of service last December 3, 2012 at the 2012 Award for Retirees held simultaneously with the Provincial Government’s regular Monday flag raising ceremony.
According to Dr. Henry M. Buzar, Provincial Government Department Head of the Human Resource Management Office (HRMO), it is only fit to reward the retired employees that served as the foundation of the Provincial Government. The lines on their faces and the white of their hair attested to the loyalty they had in serving Quezon.
A total of Php 343,500, or 5% of the HRMO fund was allotted for the cash awards given to the retirees. Mr. Leodagario L. Mondez, retired Administrative Assistant III from the Provincial Accountant’s Office, held the record for longest service with 44 years and was awarded with Php 22,000. On the other hand, the shortest term held by a retiree – which was 11 years – garnered a Php 5,500 incentive.
In accordance with the guidelines of the Provincial Employee Incentives and Awards Committee, the said Service Award is conferred only to employees of the Provincial Government which are “compulsory retirees”, or those that retire by the age of 65 and have permanent or regular employee status during the year 2012.
Lizardo P. Atienza, Provincial Government Assistant Department Head of the HRMO, also clarified that the cash award is computed by Php 500 per year as a permanent employee of the Provincial Government. Years spent working as casual/temporary or co-terminous employee is not included in the computation. Atienza added that those that fall under “optional retirement” are also not eligible for the award, and he hopes that this awards program would encourage more government workers to continue serving the people of Quezon through being productive employees of the Provincial Government. (Quezon PIO)