The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has come out with rules and procedures for the availment of maternity leave, paternity leave, adoption leave, and other leave privileges for civil servants.

CSC Resolution No. 2100020, circularized via CSC Memorandum Circular No. 5, s. 2021, amends the Omnibus Rules on Leave (CSC Memorandum Circular No. 41, s. 1998, as amended).

Specifically, it:

1. Aligns provisions on maternity leave with Republic Act No. 11210 or the “105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave Law” and its implementing rules and regulations;

2. Updates the rule on the grant of paternity leave pursuant to R.A. No. 8187 or the Paternity Leave Act of 1996. It includes rules on the proper filing of an application for paternity leave, and the entitlement of the child's father to overtime pay in case his application for paternity leave is denied due to exigency of the service;

3. Grants the adoption leave of 60 days to government employees who are adoptive parents pursuant to Republic Act No. 8552 or the “Domestic Adoption Act of 1998”.

Read/Download a copy of CSC Memorandum Circular No. 5, s. 2021 as well as the prescribed forms for leave application.