- Guidelines in the Implementation of the Automated Payroll System in the Multi-Sala RTCs Outside the National Capital Judicial Region
- OCA Circular No. 18-13
February 8, 2013
OCA CIRCULAR NO. 18-13
|TO||:||All Judges and Clerks of Court of Multi-Sala Regional Trial Courts Outside the National Capital Judicial Region and Municipal Trial Courts in Cities in All Judicial Regions|
|SUBJECT||:||Guidelines in the Implementation of the Automated Payroll System in the Multi-Sala Regional Trial Courts Outside the National Capital Judicial Region and the Municipal Trial Courts in Cities in All Judicial Regions|
Pursuant to the existing Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Supreme Court and the Landbank of the Philippines (LBP) dated 25 October 2006, which became the basis for the Automated Payroll System (APS) in the Supreme Court and in the trial courts in the National Capital Judicial Region, and in view of the objective to automate the payroll system in the entire Judiciary, the following guidelines shall be observed in the implementation of the APS in the Multi-Sala Regional Trial Courts outside the National Capital Judicial Region and the Municipal Trial Courts in Cities in all Judicial Regions: CHcETA
1. All judges and court personnel shall open their respective ATM Payroll Savings Accounts with the branch of the LBP nearest their official station. Executive Judges and Clerks of Court shall coordinate with the LBP Branch Manager as to the opening of the individual ATM Payroll Savings Account of judges and court personnel.
2. The requirements for the opening of an individual ATM Payroll Savings Account are as follows:
a. A duly accomplished application form and specimen card by the judge and court personnel properly authenticated by the Executive Judge;
b. Photocopies of two (2) valid identification cards which include the Supreme Court ID; and
c. 1 x 1 recent ID picture.
3. After the opening of the accounts of the judges and court personnel, the Clerks of Court shall submit the list of the ATM Account Numbers with the photocopies of the ATM cards to the Office of Administrative Services (OAS), Office of the Court Administrator (OCA). Thereafter, the OAS-OCA shall submit the list to the LBP-SC Extension Office for validation before inclusion of the names of judges and court personnel in the APS Masterlist Payroll.
4. The APS shall cover the releases for the payment of salaries, regular allowances as authorized by the General Appropriations Act (GAA) as well as allowances and other fringe benefits, if any, as may be authorized by the Chief Justice.
5. The ATM Payroll Savings Account shall be subject to the initial opening and maintaining balance of P100.00, and a minimum balance requirement of P500.00 to earn interest. Judges and court personnel shall have the option to open a current account with ATM access, with a maintaining balance of P5,000.00.
6. Inquiry on individual bank balances and statements of account can be effected through enrollment in the I-Access facility of the LBP for savings account and current account. Inquiries can likewise be made through the LBP Phone Banking Facility.
7. The ATM Payroll Savings Account shall be subject to service charges imposed by the Expressnet/Megalink/BancNet member banks on the usage of their ATMs or those that may be imposed in the future.
8. The Clerk of Court is hereby held accountable to immediately report to the OAS-OCA, copy furnished the Financial Management Office (FMO), OCA, and the LBP branch where the accounts were opened, the names of judges and court personnel who have ceased their services in the court due, but not limited, to resignation, retirement, death, transfer, long or unauthorized leave of absence. After receipt of the notice from the clerks of court, the names of the judges or court personnel shall forthwith be excluded from the payroll with notice to the LBP for the termination of the accounts.
9. Release of salaries and allowances which were previously directed to be withheld shall only be credited one (1) month after receipt of the notice of release.
10. Non-crediting of salaries and allowances which are directed to be withheld shall only be for a period of six (6) months. Thereafter, the name of the judge or court personnel shall already be excluded from the payroll.
11. The payroll credit dates are as follows:
|Regular Salaries||-||every 12th and 27th of the month|
|RATA||-||on or before the 7th working day of every month|
|EME||-||on or before the 7th day of the following month|
|Regular Allowances||-||as may be authorized by the Chief Justice|
|as may be provided|
|for by the GAA|
|Other allowances and||-||as maybe authorized by the Chief Justice|
|fringe benefit, if any|
However, the payroll credit dates of the regular salaries and allowances provided for under the GAA shall strictly be subject to the release of cash allocation from the national government. If the payroll credit date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, crediting shall be on the Friday or the day before the holiday.
12. All judges and court personnel are directed to timely submit to the OAS-OCA their Certificates of Services/Daily Time Records to avoid withholding of salaries and regular allowances. DSTCIa
13. Newly-appointed judges and court personnel shall individually open their ATM Payroll Savings Account with the LBP Branch nearest their official station. Thereafter, they shall submit to OAS-OCA, the photocopies of their ATM cards for validation and for inclusion in the APS payroll.
14. The List of ATM Account Numbers and the photocopy of the ATM cards shall be submitted to the OAS-OCA on or before the last working day of March 2013. Concerned judges and court personnel shall be informed accordingly on the commencement of the APS. Thereafter, no checks for payment of the regular salaries and other allowances shall be released.
For strict compliance.
(SGD.) JOSE MIDAS P. MARQUEZ