The Civil Service Commission (CSC) recently promulgated CSC Resolution No. 1200865 which revises policies on service requirement for the grant of Barangay Official Eligibility (BOE).
Instead of the aggregate five-year service requirement, an elected or appointed barangay official can now avail of the BOE upon completion of his or her term of office. The adoption of the said policy stemmed from the need to realign the previous policy considering that the grant of BOE is an act of goodwill by the government for the services of barangay officials to the community.
The term of office for elected barangay officials refers to the term specified by the prevailing law while for appointive barangay officials, term of office refers to the continuous number of years of satisfactory service rendered from the time of appointment, which must correspond to the number of years covering the term of office of the appointing Punong Barangay and may include services rendered under previous appointment.
In cases where the services rendered by the elected or appointed barangay official falls short as to the completion of term of office, his or her application will still be considered provided that the deficiency is not more than 15 days.
On the other hand, appointive barangay officials such as Barangay Treasurer or Barangay Secretary who do not meet the number of years of service corresponding to the term of office of the appointing Punong Barangay for more than 15 days may include services rendered under previous appointment of similar capacity in the same barangay only. For instance, present position as Barangay Secretary and previous appointments as Barangay Secretary in the same barangay may be considered for grant of BOE.
However, services rendered in elective capacity shall not be considered to augment services in appointive capacity.
Filing of application for the grant of BOE for elective and appointive barangay officials who have completed their term of office before August 1, 2012 (date of effectivity of CSC Resolution) shall be within two years from the said date, or until August 1, 2014. Meanwhile, filing of application for those who completed their term of office on or after August 1, 2012 shall be continuous.
The grant of BOE to elected barangay officials shall be considered as a privilege and entitlement belongs exclusively to the duly elected barangay official.
Appointive barangay officials who are related to the appointing Punong Barangay up to the fourth degree of affinity or consanguinity are not qualified for the grant of BOE. A notarized affidavit must be submitted together with the other requirements.