Teachers tin right away claim overtime pay


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Teachers who convey rendered the 6 (6) hours of actual classroom teaching duly reflected inwards their daily fourth dimension cards shall endure deemed to convey completed the required daily working hours must non endure declared to convey incurred undertime inwards the study carte du jour as well as must non endure subjected to salary deductions past times the concerned payroll services unit. Read more

The Department of Education has released guidelines on the reduced classroom hours of teachers giving flesh to the Civil Service Commission ruling that allow teachers 6 hours of actual classroom teaching instead of the commons 8 hours.
The SCS ruled that piece teachers are non exempt from the eight-hour workday provided for inwards R.A. 1880, they are given at to a greater extent than or less 6 hours a twenty-four hours of actual teaching. The remaining 2 hours may endure spent inside or exterior the schoolhouse premises inwards teaching-related activities.

Over as well as higher upward the 6-hour classroom work, as well as the 8-hour workday, a instructor tin dismiss directly accuse overtime. 

The guidelines were finalized past times DepEd inwards consultation amongst principals as well as teachers. According to Education Secretary Jesli Lapus the proposed guidelines are inwards sync amongst Section xiii of Republic Act 4670 otherwise known every bit the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers.

“After 42 years, DepEd volition directly implement the 6-hour actual teaching charge a twenty-four hours for our teachers every bit provided for inwards the Magna Carta. The motility of the DepEd as well as CSC volition allow our world schoolhouse teachers to convey to a greater extent than fourth dimension to nowadays as well as heighten classroom teaching,” Lapus said. Based on DepEd Memorandum 291 s. 2008, world schoolhouse teachers shall render at to a greater extent than or less 6 hours of actual classroom teaching a twenty-four hours except when project academic activities that ask presence exterior the schoolhouse premises such every bit educational trips.

School heads, the memo said, shall assign teaching loads to world schoolhouse teachers to fully utilize the 6-hour actual classroom teaching, i.e., 6 teaching loads at i lx minutes per teaching charge amongst due regard for possible teaching intervals. The memo farther stated that all advisorship and/or especial assignments for the entire schoolhouse yr combined shall endure considered every bit i teaching load.

A instructor amongst less than 6 hours of actual classroom teaching shall homecoming additional hours of teacher-related activities as well as duties to consummate the six hours.

The 2 hours of teaching-related travel inside or exterior the schoolhouse premises to comply amongst the 8-hour workday include grooming of lesson plans, activeness plans, instructional materials, evaluation/assessment of rubrics, grooming as well as checking of exercises, recording of academic surgical physical care for as well as classroom accomplishments, acquit of research, attendance to seminars, workshops as well as like programs, counseling, mentoring, coaching of students including habitation visits.

Also considered every bit teaching related activities are consultation amongst parents,performance of coordination activities as well as recognized community social services; as well as participation inwards the improvement as well as maintenance of schoolhouse facilities. 

In the exigency of the service, a world schoolhouse instructor may endure required to homecoming to a greater extent than than 6 hours of teaching as well as to a greater extent than than 8 hours of workday provided they are given additional compensation computed at the same hourly charge per unit of measurement of the regular compensation, plus a premium of 25% of the hourly charge per unit of measurement for actual classroom teaching inwards excess of 6 hours as well as for travel performed inwards excess of 8 hours.

Overtime pay tin dismiss entirely endure claimed for actual teaching as well as /or travel performed inside the schoolhouse premises. In the number of non-availability of funds, service credits shall endure granted as well as a one-hour overtime travel shall endure counted every bit 1.25 hours for purposes of determining the service credits. 

Lapus before appealed to the Civil Service Commission to free an appropriate interpretation of Section xiii of RA 4670. In reply, the CSC says that “there is cypher inwards the police which limits the hours of travel of teachers to entirely 6 hours. What is express to 6 hours is the actual classroom teaching of the teachers.” Lapus added that “having settled the number on workload that favors the teachers is a landmark victory for our to a greater extent than than 480,000 – potent teaching forcefulness nationwide.


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