The Department of Education (DepEd) issues the enclosed Hiring Guidelines for Senior High School (SHS) Teaching Positions Effective School Year (SY) 2016-2017, which aims to clearly define the application, selection, and appointment process of SHS teachers as well as to establish professional standards and evaluation criteria which will ensure that highly competent individuals with the appropriate qualifications and specializations are hired to teach in (SHSs).
HIRING GUIDELINES FOR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (SHS) TEACHING POSITIONS
The Department of Education (DepEd) recognizes that the success of any education system greatly relies on the competence of its teachers. Hence, one of the primary issues the Department aims to address through its comprehensive implementation of the K to 12 Basic Education Program is the need for highly competent teachers in senior high schools. The program plans to achieve this objective through setting professional standards that will better ensure that the teachers hired are able to significantly contribute to the development of lifelong learners.
Faithful to the merit and fitness principle of the Civil Service Doctrine of the Constitution and DepEd’s continuing thrust to enhance the quality of basic education, these hiring guidelines are hereby promulgated for teaching positions in the senior high school consistent with the pertinent provisions of existing laws, rules and regulations.
1. These guidelines, which shall apply to the filling-up of newly-created and/or natural vacancies for teaching positions in public senior high schools, shall cover the following areas/aspects: a. Announcement of vacancies and receiving of applications; b. Verification and validation of submitted documents ; c. Evaluation criteria and selection process of qualified applicants; d. Appointment of qualified applicants; and e. Monitoring of Schools Division Offices (SDOs) compliance by Regional Offices (ROs)
2. For applicants who are already teaching with the DepEd either in elementary or junior high schools (JHS), DepEd Order No. 66, s. 2007 on the “Revised Guidelines on the Appointment and Promotion of Other Teaching, Related Teaching and NonTeaching Positions” shall apply, except for “Part III. Computation of Points” of said DepEd Order. “Part VII. Evaluation Criteria and Computation of Points” of this Order shall apply instead.
III. Definition of Terms 1. Bona fide resident refers to an applicant who has been residing for at least six (6) months at the barangay, municipality, city or province in which the school being applied to for a teaching position is located, as evidenced by the Personal Data Sheet (CSC Form 212, Revised 2005) and a Voter’s Identification Card or any proof of residency deemed acceptable by the School Screening Committee. 2. Displaced HEI applicant refers to applicant who has a minimum teaching experience of at least one (1) complete academic year in an HEI as of academic year (AY) 2014-2015 and has been displaced as a result of the implementation of RA 10533 otherwise known as the “Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013.”
3. Higher Education Institution (HEI) refers to an educational institution, private or public, undertaking operations of higher education program/s with an organized group/s of students pursuing defined studies in higher education, receiving instructions from teachers, usually located in a building or group/s of buildings in a particular site specifically intended for educational purposes.
4. Permanent refers to the employment status issued to a person who meets all the minimum qualification requirements of the position to which he/she is being appointed, including the appropriate eligibility prescribed, in accordance with the provisions of law, rules and standards promulgated in pursuance thereof. This includes all level of positions (As amended by CSC MC No. 15, s. 1999).
5. Provisional refers to the employment status issued to a teacher who meets all the requirements of the position except eligibility (professional teaching license).
6. Published Work refers to a copyrighted work, as enshrined in RA 8293 otherwise known as the “Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines” made available to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending on an unrestricted basis. This includes works that are literary, scholarly, scientific and/or artistic in nature published in a book, journal, anthology, textbook, newsletter, newspaper, magazine, or any other recognized publication medium.
7. Qualification Standards (QS) refers to the minimum and basic requirements for positions in the government. These shall serve as the basic guide in the selection of personnel and in the evaluation of appointments to all positions in the government.
8. Qualified applicant refers to a person who meets the evaluation and selection criteria in accordance with DepEd policy, rules and regulations set forth in these guidelines.
9. Registry of Qualified Applicants (RQA) refers to the official list of applicants who obtained an overall score of seventy (70) points and above based on the criteria and as a result of the evaluation and selection process set herein.
10. Senior High School refers to an educational institution, public or private, undertaking educational operations offering Grades 11 and 12 with specialized upper secondary education based on the defined tracks and strands under the K to 12 program of the Enhanced Basic Education with students pursuing defined studies and receiving instruction from teachers, usually located in a building or group/s of building in a particular physical or cyber site.
11. Senior High School Teacher refers to a person who meets the minimum requirements whether on full-time or part-time basis including industrial arts and vocational teachers and all other persons performing supervisory, managerial and/or administrative functions in all schools and educational offices at the district, division, regional and central levels and qualified to practice teaching under RA 7836 and/or those performing functions in support of education such as standard setting, policy and programs formulation, research and sector monitoring and evaluation.
A DepEd teacher having both JHS and SHS teaching loads will only be considered an SHS teacher (with an SHS item) if he/she has satisfied all requirements, successfully undergone the application process for a SHS teaching position, and has a predominantly SHS teaching load, that is, more than fifty percent (50%) of his/her teaching load are those of SHS.
12. Part-time Senior High School Teacher refers to a practitioner in a field related to an SHS track/strand who teaches in SHS. Part-time SHS teachers may teach in one or more schools within the division, provided that the total teaching load will not exceed one-half of the regular teaching load. Prior to application, practitioner-SHS applicants currently employed by the national government or local government unit shall seek approval from the head of his/her unit to teach in SHS with supporting evidence thereto.
13. SHS Subject Groups are related SHS subjects grouped according to needed teacher specialization/preparation, such that all the subjects in any track/strand offered by the school can be taught by qualified teachers. The SHS subject groups shall be the basis for preparing the SHS Registry of Qualified Applicants. SHS teacher applicants should also indicate the SHS subject group they intend to teach in their application letter. Ideally, SHS teachers should be able to teach most, if not all, of the subjects in the same group. SHS teachers may also teach subjects from different groups provided that he/she qualified to do so.
For the purposes of these guidelines, the SHS Subject Groups are as follows:
Group I. HUMSS and the following subject groupings:
I-A: Oral Communication, Reading and Writing, English for Academic and Professional Purposes, Practical Research
I-B: Komunikasyon at Pananaliksik sa Wika at Kulturang Pilipino,Pagbasa at Pagsusuri ng Iba’t ibang Teksto sa Pananaliksik,Pagsulat sa Filipino sa Piling Larangan
I-C: 21st Century Literature from the Philippines and the World; Contemporary Philippine Arts from the Region; Understanding Culture, Society and Politics; Introduction to the Philosophy of the Human Person and related specialized HUMSS subjects
I-D: Media and Information Literacy; Empowerment Technologies (for the Strands)
Group II. ABM and Entrepreneurship, Research and Work Immersion
Group III. STEM and the following subject groupings:
III-A: General Mathematics, Statistics and Probability and related specialized STEM subjects
III-B: Earth Science, Earth and Life Science, Physical Science and related specialized STEM subjects
Group IV. TVL and the following specializations:
IV-A: Specialized TVL/Agri-Fisheries
IV-B: Specialized TVL/Industrial Arts
IV-C: Specialized TVL/ICT IV-D: Specialized TVL/Home Economics
Group V. Sports and the following subjects:
• Physical Education and Health, Personal Development and related specialized Sports Subjects
Group VI. Arts and Design
VIII. CONSTITUTING AND UTILIZING THE REGISTRY OF QUALIFIED APPLICANTS (RQA)
1. The RQA is the list of applicants qualified for appointment, which shall be used in filling up new items and natural vacancies for SHS teaching positions. It shall be valid for a period of one (1) year.
1.1 However, if and only if the all applicants in the RQA have been appointed and there are still available positions, the SDO shall appoint applicants following the guidelines in Items VIII.10-12.
2. The cutoff score for inclusion in the RQA is seventy (70) points.
3. Six (6) separate RQAs shall be prepared by the Division Selection Committee according to the six (6) SHS Subject Groups as defined in Item II.13.
4. The RQAs should 1) show the full names (in alphabetical order) and specializations of qualified applicants, 2) show both the results of each criterion and the final overall rating, 3) indicate the date of posting, and 4) be signed by the SDS.
5. Subject area specialization of the qualified applicants shall be the primary consideration. Thus, applicants to be appointed must be qualified to teach the subject area specialization needed by the school.
6. Only applicants with professional teaching licenses from PRC shall be given permanent appointments.
7. Pursuant to Section 12 of RA 10533, qualified academic personnel affected or displaced from employment from HEIs as a result of the adoption and implementation of the Act shall be given first priority in hiring. Thus, per RQA, displaced HEI faculty (with the specializations needed by the school) shall be appointed first before all other qualified applicants may be appointed.
8. For SY 2016-2017, the RQAs must be posted by the last week of February 2016. Applicants may be appointed in March 2016.
9. For SY 2016-2017, hiring for teachers for the core subjects shall be prioritized. For SY 2017-2018, hiring for teachers for the specialized subjects shall then be prioritized. For SY 2018-2019 onwards, hiring shall be based on the division and schools’ needs.
10. In cases where all those in the RQA have been appointed there are still available positions, applicants with eligibility (professional teaching license) who obtained ratings of 65.00 to 69.99 points may be given permanent appointments.
11. If all those without eligibility who obtained ratings of 65.00 to 69.99 points have been appointed and assigned to their respective stations and there are still available positions, applicants who obtained 65.00 to 69.99 points but are without eligibility may be given contractual appointments.
12. In cases where all those who obtained 65.00 to 69.99 (Items VIII.10-11) have been appointed and assigned to their respective stations and there are still available positions, the concerned Schools Division Office shall coordinate with a neighboring SDO whose RQA has not yet been exhausted and facilitate their applicants’ deployment to the Division, subject to the applicants’ written concurrence. If an applicant refuses to be deployed to the other division, no deployment shall be effected. The evaluation process shall not be repeated; the scores given by the neighboring SDO shall be honored.
IX. RELEASE OF THE REGISTRY OF QUALIFIED APPLICANTS (RQA)
The Schools Division Superintendent (SDS) shall:
1. Post the signed and complete results (RQA) in at least three (3) conspicuous places in the Schools Division Office and on the website of the Schools Division Office. The RQAs must have the contents indicated in Section VIII.4.
2. Provide the school district, secondary schools, and other interested parties with copies of the RQAs for posting in public places and in their areas of jurisdiction.
X. DETERMINATION OF RANK AND SALARY TO BE OFFERED TO QUALIFIED APPLICANTS
1. Once the RQA has been released, the Division Selection Committee shall determine and directly communicate with the qualified applicants regarding the following concerns: a. Teaching rank and salary to be offered based on applicant’s qualifications, following the qualification standards set in Annex A (Qualifications Standards) of this Order. However, only Teacher I positions may be offered to qualified fresh graduates (those who have successfully completed a course of study or training within one year from the date of graduation). b. Options for status of employment based on applicant’s preference and eligibility i. Permanent • Allowed if applicant obtains a rating of 70 and above; and possesses requirements under Education, Experience, Training, and Eligibility set in Annex A; or • If applicant is a licensed teacher who obtains a rating between 65.00 and 69.99, and the SDO has exhausted its RQA and there are still positions to be filled. (See Item VIII.10.) ii. Provisional • Allowed if applicant obtains a rating of 70 and above; and possesses requirements under Education, Experience, and Training set in Annex A. Eligibility
requirement (passing the LET) must be gained within the first five (5) years of teaching SHS. iii. Contractual • Allowed if applicant obtains a rating of 70 and above but opts to have a contractual appointment; or • If applicant lacks the Eligibility requirement but obtains an RQA rating between 65.00 and 69.99, and the SDO has exhausted its RQA, appointed eligible applicants who obtained 65.00 to 69.99 points, and there are still positions to be filled. (See Item VIII.11.)
XI. APPOINTMENT OF APPLICANTS As the appointing authority, the SDS shall: 1. Ensure that hiring of qualified teachers (permanent, provisional, or contractual) are according to Civil Service rules and regulations;
2. Advise newly-hired teachers to report for their first day of work, provided that appointment papers are already in order; and
3. Provide the Regional Office with the list of hired applicants with the respective employment status, teaching ranks, and salary grades, to which the applicants should have concurred.
XII. MONITORING OF DIVISION COMPLIANCE
Regional Directors shall regularly monitor and ensure strict compliance with the provisions of these hiring guidelines, as follows: 1. Dissemination and discussion of these guidelines with teachers, school heads, district supervisors, superintendents, and other schools division officials; 2. Preparation of schools to receive and acknowledge applications; 3. Organization of Division Selection Committees and School Screening Committees; 4. Briefing and orientation of members of these committees regarding their roles and functions; 5. Preparation of scoring sheets, interview guides, and tests of applicants; 6. Briefing and information sharing with local governments and other local stakeholders in teacher hiring; 7. Preparation of a report on the observations, both positive and negative, in actual division practices in implementing these guidelines; and 8. Submission of said report on a quarterly basis to the Office of the Secretary through the Personnel Division.
XIII. GRIEVANCE AND PROTEST PROCEDURES
Aggrieved qualified applicants in the RQAs of the Schools Division Office and those who are disqualified may file a protest or complaint, respectively. XIV. EFFECTIVITY The guidelines and criteria provided in this Order shall take effect immediately.
BR. ARMIN A. LUISTRO FSC Secretary