Dr. Mario R. Briones, University President, convened selected faculty members of the University to provide updates on the status of the National Budget Circular (NBC) No. 461 at the Los Baños Campus, Nov. 19.
NBC No. 461 concerns the compensation and position classification plan of faculty members.
The issuance and effectivity of the NBC No. 461 from the Zonal Center for all State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in the country was put on hold with the issuance of the Join Circular No. 1 by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
Joint Circular No. 1 provides the guidelines to implement special provision No. 3 of the Miscellaneous Personnel Benefits Fund (MPBF) in fiscal year (FY) 2019 General Appropriation Act (GAA), implementation of NBC 461.
Along with the creation of Ad Hoc Committee were the revisions on the guidelines and instruments in the review and evaluation of promotion.
After the Special Board Meeting on NBC 461, the Board of Regents (BOR) evaluated the findings of the Ad Hoc Committee from which the decision on the leap and/or steps were to be based.
President Briones and other key officials explained the specific details that were taken note of such as the compliance on submission guidelines, tenure of service in the University, and quality and impact of researches produced among others.
The selected faculty were called for to be briefed of the possibilities regarding their promotion and re/classification.***