Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz has issued Department Order No. 152-16 prescribing the standards and procedures for the effective implementation of the Department’s Adjustment Measures Program (AMP) for higher education institution personnel to be displaced by the K to 12 Program
“The K to 12 DOLE AMP is part of the government’s inter-agency mitigation measures for affected higher education institution personnel during the transition period of the implementation of the K-12 Program,” said Baldoz.
She added that the K TO 12 AMP is aimed at supporting would-be displaced HEI personnel in their transition to self or full-time employment through financial support; employment facilitation, and training and livelihood.
She added that K to 12 AMP is a safety-net linked to active labor market programs (ALMP) and provides unemployment-related benefit schemes to displaced those who will not qualify or avail of the Department of Education (DepED) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) mitigation measures.
Baldoz emphasized that Department Order No. 152-16 seeks to ensure that the K to 12 DOLE AMP provides assistance through provision of easy and priority access to DOLE menu of services under the program; prescribing clear and transparent operational procedures for DOLE Quick Response Teams (QRTs), DOLE regional offices and field offices, and Public Employment Service Office in the program implementation; and addressing the problems and issues that may arise during the program implementation.
She added that K to 12 AMP covers all would-be displaced HEI personnel, regardless of tenure and position, caused by the implementation of the K to 12 Program, during the transition period.
The guidelines also identifies the HEI personnel who are excluded from financial support, but may avail of the employment facilitation, training, and livelihood under theK to 12 Adjustment Measures Program (AMP).
These HEI personnel are government employees whose part-time teaching loads are affected; permanent public HEI personnel whose part-time teaching load are affected; and substitute teachers/ professor with a maximum tenure of three months.
D.O. 152-16 also stated that financial assistance for the HEI personnel and their families shall be based on the prevailing median salary of the HEI personnel per nature or appointment per region, or his/her monthly salary. (Joel C. Atencio)