More Job Order workers terminated

By: Nestle L. Semilla June 02,2016 - 11:12 PM

MORE Job Order (JO) workers were terminated yesterday by Cebu City Acting Mayor Margarita Osmeña.

Of the 58 recently terminated JOs, 39 were under the Parks and Playgrounds Commission and 19 from the Cebu Environmental Sanitation and Enforcement Team (CESET).

They are among the 1,400 JOs who are currently under tight scrutiny and review to determine whether their services are still needed by the city government. The first tranche of JOs, numbering 700, were terminated last May 30 after consultation with the offices they were assigned to where it was determined that their services were no longer needed.

Some of them will, however, be rehired after their department heads justified the need for their services, said Osmeña.

She said 16 JOs assigned at the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) will be reinstated after their chiefs of office shall have submitted the justification for their services and it is clear where their salaries shall be charged to.

“In other words (we only) need validation, if there is justification why they should come back or why they should not have been terminated. Because nobody has been answering,” she said.

Earlier, Osmeña had said that the terminated JOs could be reconsidered for renewal if their department heads would submit a report on how their services were utilized, where they were actually assigned and under what office budget their salaries were charged to.

She said that she can only rehire workers on June 9, after the election ban is lifted and their tenure will be only until June 30 before the new administration takes over the reins of the city government.

Osmeña said the list of JO workers in City Hall is “chaotic”, with some of them being clamed by their department as casual workers. There are also people in the list who are no longer working in City Hall.

“We have to come up with the list to see how this things are coming out. Their names are here but they are not reporting na. Who is collecting their salary?” she said.

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