DepEd seminars, trainings suspended until September 17
The Department of Education has suspended trainings, seminars, meetings that need employees to leave their work stations.
Education Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III said the suspension will last until September 17.
Densing said the memorandum was issued to ensure that all employees will focus their time and effort for the opening of classes.
“In view hereof, it is advised that across all government levels, the conduct of trainings, workshops, seminars and the participation to meetings and other engagements that will affect the conduct of classes and that will require officials and employees who are essential and have specific roles in the opening of classes to leave their respective offices, shall be suspended until September 17,” the memorandum said.
Only activities related to enrollment and opening of classes shall be allowed.
“Otherwise, the concerned office shall provide justifiable reasons, subject to the approval of the Regional Director for school and division office-initiated activities,” it added.
Densing said that approval of supervising Undersecretary is needed for activities initiated by the regional offices,
“For Central office-initiated activities, the activity must be recommended by the Bureau Director, for onward submission to the supervising Executive Committee Official,” he said.