Government workers can retroactively avail of their expanded maternity leave under the new rules of the Civil Service Commission (CSC).
The CSC issued Resolution No. 22100020 amending its Omnibus Rules on Leave to include the provisions of Republic Act (RA) No. 11210 or the “105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave Law.”
“Female employees who were qualified to receive such benefit beginning 11 March 2019, or the effectivity date of R.A. 11210, but were granted less than 105 days or 60 days with full pay, as the case may be, may resume their remaining maternity leave and receive the equivalent pay,” CSC said.
The said employees, whose sick or vacation leave credits were deducted as a result of the application of the old maternity leave law, rules, and regulations, can also have these leave credits restored.
The new CSC issuance provides qualified “adoptive parents” in the government service a 60-day adoption leave.
“The adoption leave must be availed of in a continuous and uninterrupted manner, as it is intended to “provide an opportunity for the prospective adoptee and the adoptive parent/s to develop bonding similar to that between a child and his/her biological parents,” CSC said.
CSC urged qualified public servants to avail of their maternity and adoption leaves by signing the necessary forms and submitting requirements.