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Question Compensatory time off (CTO)

5 years 11 months ago #1407 by Leo Girl
Leo Girl created the topic: Compensatory time off (CTO)
Hi sir/madam:

Is there a certain limit as to the number of times we can avail of compensatory time-off (CTO) per month?

Say how many 8hrs or 1whole day can one avail of the CTO if he/she has a total compensatory overtime credits (COC) balance of 180hrs?

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5 years 10 months ago #1420 by Action Officer 5
Action Officer 5 replied the topic: Compensatory time off (CTO)
Dear Mr. DJ:

Relevant to your query are the following provisions of CSC-DBM Joint Circular No. 2 series of 2004 (Non-Monetary Remuneration for Overtime Services Rendered), which provides, thus:

"5.5.1. Each employee may accrue not more than 40 hours of COCs in a month. In no instance shall, however, the unexpended balance shall exceed one hundred twenty (120) hours."

“5.5.2. The COC’s shall be used as time-off within the year these are earned until the immediately succeeding year. Thereafter, any unutilized COCs are deemed forfeited.” (as amended by CSC-DBM Joint Circular No. 2-A, series of 2005)

x x x

“5.9 Availment of CTO

“5.9.1 The CTO may be availed of in blocks of four (4) or eight (8) hours. Agencies adopting alternative work schedules should make parallel adjustments in the availment blocks, tantamount to either a half or full day leave from work.”

“5.9.2 The employee may use the CTO continuously up to a maximum of five (5) days per single availment, or on staggered basis within the year.”

We hope that we have enlightened you on this matter.

Action Officer 31

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