The Department of Education Merit Selection Plan

The Department of Education Merit Selection Plan

The Department of Education (DepEd) issues the enclosed Merit Selection Plan which establishes a competency-based Agency Merit Selection Plan to ensure that in all governance levels the Department hires and retains the right people for the right job at the right time, by strictly adhering to the principles of merit, fitness, competence, equal opportunity, transparency, and accountability. 

2. The basic principles, policies, general procedures, and roles that govern the recruitment, selection, and placement system of the Department shall guide its personnel and stakeholders in the selection, hiring, appointment, and promotion of individuals in the teaching, school administration, related teaching, and non-teaching positions in all governance levels. 3. A1l DepEd Orders, rules and regulations, and other related issuances, to include but not limited to the following, and/or provisions therein, which are inconsistent with this Order and its provisions, are hereby repealed, rescinded, or amended accordingly:

a. DepEd Order (DO) No. 29, s.2OO2, Merit Selection Plan of the Department of Education

b. MEC No. 10, s. 1979, Implementing Rules and Regulations for the System of Career Progression for Public School Teachers

c. MEC No. 29, s. 1979, Clarification on Guidelines for Implementing the Career Progression System (Master Teacher Program)

d. MECS Order No. 62, 1983, Further Implementation of the Career Progression System for Public School teachers (Master Teacher Plan)

e. MECS Order No. 1, 1985, Additional Master Teacher Positions

d. DECS Order No. 70, s. 1988, Revised Policy on Master Teacher for Secondary Schools

g. DECS Order No. 57, s. 1997, Further Implementation of the Career Progression System for Master Teacher

h. DECS Order No. 5, s. 1998, Reclassification of Regular Teacher and Principal Items to Special Education (SPED) Teacher and Special School Principal Items

i. DECS Order No. 52, s. 1999, Automatic Upgrading of Positions for Eligible Public School Teachers Through Equivalents Record Forms (ERFs) Scheme

j. DECS Order No. 59, s. 2000, Equivalents Record Form (ERF) Not Required for Promotion to Vacant Teacher II and III Positions

k. DO No, 2, s. 2002, Guidelines on the Hiring of Public School Teachers

l. DO No. 2, s. 2003 Adoptive Measures in Filling-Up Vacant Teaching Positions

m. DO No. 85, 2. 2003, Guidelines on the Selection, Promotion, and Designation of School Heads

n. DO No. 45, s. 2004, Appointment of Principals and Teachers in Public Secondary School

o. DO No. 16, 2. 2006, Guidelines on Recruitment, Evaluation, Selection, and Appointment of Teachers in Public Schools

p. DO No. 17, s. 2006, Revised Hiring Guidelines for Teacher I Positions in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools

q. DO No. 4, s. 2007,  Revision to the Hiring Guidelines for Teacher I Positions

r. DO No. 42, s. 2007, The Revised Guidelines on Selection, Promotion, and Designation of School Heads

s. DO No. 66, s. 2OO7, Revised Guidelines on the Appointment and Promotion of Other Teaching, Related Teaching, and Non-Teaching Positions

t. DO No. 36, s. 2OO9, Strict Compliance with Passing the Qualifying Examination for Principalship for Appointment to Principal I Position

u. DO No. 97, s. 2011, Revised Guidelines on the Allocation and Reclassification of School Head Positions

v. DO No. 12, s. 2012, Revised Guidelines on the Hiring of Teacher I Positions Based on the Reform Actions in Basic Education Sector Reform Agenda (BDSRA)

w. DO No. 25, s. 2O12, Addendum to DepEd Order No. 12, s. 2O12 (Revised Guidelines on the Hiring of Teacher I Position s Based on the Reform Actions in Basic Education Sector Reform Agenda [BESRA])

x. DO No. 37, s. 2012, Addendum to DepEd Order Nos. 12 and 25, s. 2012 (Revised Guidelines on the Hiring of Teacher / Positions Based on the Reform Actions in Basic Education Sector Reform Agenda)

y. DO No. 8 1, s. 2OO2, Additional Policy Guidelines on Hiring and Deployment of Kindergarten Teachers

z. DO No. 5O, s. 2O14, Guidelines on the Recruitment, Selection, and Placement of Personnel Pursuant to the DepEd Rationalization Program under Executive Order 366, s. 2OO4

aa. DO No. 7, s. 2015, Hiring Guidelines for Teacher I Positions Effective School Year (SY) 2O15-2016

bb. Office Order (OO) dated April 21, 2015, Procedures/ Guidelines on the Recruitment, Selection, and Placement of the First and Second Levels NonTeaching and Related Teaching Positions in the Department of Education Central Office

cc. DO No. 22, s. 2015, Hiring Guidelines for the Remaining Teaching Positions Effective School Year (SY) 2O15-2016

dd. DO No. 3, s. 2076, Hiring Guidelines for Senior High School (SHS) Teaching Positions Effective School Year (SY) 2016-2017

ee. DO No. 9, s. 2016, Reinforcement of DepEd Order Nos. 7 and 22, s. 2O15 as the Hiring Guidelines for Kindergarten to Grade 10 Teaching Positions

ff. DO No. 19, s. 2O16, Guidelines on the Organizational Structures and Staffing Patterns of Stand-Alone and Integrated Public Senior High Schools (SHS)

gg. DO No. 32, s. 2O16, Addendum to DepEd Order No. 3, s. 2O16 (Hiring Guidelines for Senior High School /SHS/ Teaching Positions Effective SY [SY] 2O16-2O17)

hh. DO No. 41, s. 2016, Additional Guidelines to DepEd Order No. 19, s. 2O16 (Guidelines on the Organizational Structures and Staffing Patters of Stand-Alone and Integrated Public Senior High Schools /SHS/)

ii. DO No. 49, s. 2016, Guidelines on the Hiring of Contractual (Full-Time and Part-Time) Teachers in Senior High School

jj. DO No. 50, s. 2016, Hiring Guidelines for Teacher I Positions in Schools Implementing Indigenous Peoples Education Effective School Year 2O16-2017

kk. DO No. 51, s. 2017, Amended Qualification Standards for Senior High School Teaching Positions in the Technical-Vocational-Livelihood Track and Other Classification on the Hiring Guidelines

4. This policy and its subsequent amendments, if any, upon approval of the CSC Regional Office concerned, shall take effect l5 days after its publication in the DepEd website and shall be registered with the Office of the National Administrative Register (oNAR).

5. Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order are directed.

Read DepEd Order No. 019, s. 2022 for more details.

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