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Capitol reorganization
not likely yet: official

BY GILBERT BAYORAN

The reorganization of the 2,400-strong employees of the Negros Occidental provincial government is not yet imminent.

Provincial Administrator Enrique Pinongan said yesterday that they are still waiting for the recommendation of a consultancy firm hired by the provincial government to conduct a study on the reorganization that aims to have a more effective, efficient and economical bureaucracy.

It may, however, lead to the abolition of some sections and to the possible retrenchment of some employees, he said.

As soon as the consultancy firm submits its recommendations, Pinongan said a committee will be convened to evaluate them, before submitting it to Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. who in turn, will endorse it to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan for approval.

After concurrence by the SP, he said, Marañon is expected to create a placement committee, that may recommend the “right people for the right jobs”.

Pinongan said those who may be included in the retrenchment program will be given early retirement benefits.

Marañon had earlier said that the reorganization will lead to the abolition of some sections of government offices and the reduction by less than 10 percent of the workforce.

The provincial government, which has more than 2,400 employees, last underwent a total reorganization more than 10 years ago.* GPB

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