Customs personnel ordered to return to permanent posts
MANILA, Philippines - In preparation for reforms at the Bureau of Customs, commissioner Ruffy Biazon on Thursday ordered all personnel to return to their permanent positions.
All current designations or assignments of BOC personnel are likewise revoked.
Biazon signed Customs Personnel Order No. B-134-2013 which mandates all BOC employees to return to their permanent plantilla positions and original units as indicated in their appointment papers.
Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares said the order was issued to allow both the BOC and the Department of Finance to take stock of the bureau's personnel, before reforms are undertaken.
"It is integral that we have a clear picture of the plantilla at the Bureau of Customs to streamline operations, eliminate redundant functions and prevent crossing of jurisdictional boundaries," she said.
The return of personnel to their permanent positions will be done in tranches to ensure proper turnover of duties and responsibilities.
The first batch of employees affected by the order covers all Supervising Customs Operating Officers and Customs Operations Officers III, are relieved of their assignments effective September 13, 2013.
The second batch covers all Chief Customs Operations Officers and Customs Operations Officers, effective September 15.
All other officials and employees are relieved of their designations by September 17.
BOC officials and employees who are affected by the order have ten days to report to their permanent units. By September 27, all employees of the BOC should be back at their respective permanent positions.