Staff Regent Mejia holds consultation in UPV
New Staff Regent Hon. Alexis Mejia held a consultation with UP Visayas personnel on August 20, 2015 at the Audio Visual Hall of UP Visayas, Iloilo City campus.
The consultation allowed the staff and REPS to express their concerns as well as cite some issues. Mejia who represents the REPS and staff at the UP Board of Regents wanted to see whether these have implications to the policies being discussed on the Board.
Some of the issues raised include regularization of casuals and contractual; inclusion of the casuals and contractual in the Service Recognition Pay benefit; different terms used in the UP system regarding contract employees who has no employer-employee relationship with the University; early retirement benefits; and increase in the salary of non-UP contractuals.
Regent Mejia also updated the UPV personnel on the recent requests to the BOR which included the release of the third and fourth rice subsidy, refund of the lacking P750.00 during the first rice release and the Merit Incentive which is expected to be available later this month.
The new Staff Regent is from UP Los Baños and started to hold office on July 1, 2015.
By: Anna Razel L. Ramirez