NEWS | 2020/03/27 | LKRO
CITY EMPLOYEES IMPLEMENTING ANTI COVID19 MEASURES ALONG THE FRONTLINE TO RECEIVE COMPENSATION, FULL SUPPORT OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT
KIDAPAWAN CITY – EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY Government ordered to implement the quarantine measures against COVID19 including health workers will receive adequate compensation for their services.
Employees were tapped to speed up the quarantine measures particularly the conduct of thermal scanning of passengers and motorists as well as the disinfection of motor vehicles along entry points in the city.
They complement the limited number of health care workers initially assigned along entry points during the first day of implementation of community quarantine under Executive Order number 25 s. 2020 that was issued by City Mayor Joseph Evangelista on March 16, 2020.
Employees deployed in the front lines including health personnel, PNP and Philippine Army were provided with food and water during the duration of their services.
The City Government prepares 150 food packs daily to nourish all its frontline service providers tasked to prevent the possible COVID19 contamination.
As an added benefit, these employees will be entitled with hazard pay from the City Government for their services rendered.
Employees were sourced out from the different offices of the City Government.
They volunteered in extending their services to help in the prevention of possible COVID19 contamination in the city.
They serve on a shifting and rotational basis for one week starting at 7am-3pm; 3pm-11pm and at 11pm-7am of the following day.
To compensate for their absence in the office, the City Government has started implementing the work from home policy for remaining employees not assigned on the field to do the anti-COVID19 measures.
Department Managers have already devised a work from home scheme for its employees as they report only on two day work schedule weekly.
A skeletal workforce was also installed to make up for the absence of employees working from home to ensure the smooth operation and the giving of services to the public of each department in the City Government.
Starting March 16, 2020, the City Government implemented the four day workweek schedule in compliance with the directive of President Duterte channeled through the Civil Service Commission.
Work in the City Government starts at 7 in the morning until 6 in the evening or beyond upon the discretion of Department Managers as the need to extend services arises.
To further protect the general public against the threat of COVID19, the City Government will only cater urgent transactions or those requiring resolutions or actions for one (1) day to three (3) days, for the time being or until the State of National Health Emergency is lifted.
Any person with urgent concern shall be submitted to the usual screening and disinfection procedures before entering the City Hall premises.
For non-urgent transactions, the public may contact the City Government through its hotline numbers 09267262992(Globe) and 09515162206(TNT). ##(cio/ajpme/lkro)
CITY GOVT EMPLOYEES SERVING ALONG COVID19 PREVENTION FRONT LINES: A number of City Government employees volunteered to serve in the front line to prevent the spread of COVID19 in the city.They will receive adequate compensation from the City Government for their services.(cio photo)