THE Civil Service Commission (CSC) said government employees may be allowed to file a leave from work if they are scheduled for COVID-19 vaccination.
This is allowed by the CSC based on interim guidelines on absences of government officials and employees due to COVID-19 vaccination and or adverse events following immunization (AEFI).
The CSC guidelines also ensured that any government employee may be absent from work if scheduled for booster shots.
The CSC added that government officials and employees only need to submit his/her vaccination card, vaccination schedule and application for leave of absences
Government employees who may experience adverse effects or would need medical attention or hospitalization would be allowed to file for a 15-day leave of absence.
Relatedly, government employees who will experience non-serious adverse effects may be allowed a three-day of leave of absence.
However, if the absence of an employee due to serious adverse effects after COVID-19 vaccination exceeds 15 days, the excess number of days will be charged to his/her sick leave credits,
And once sick leave credits are consumed, the excess days of absence shall then be charged to the employee’s vacation leave credits.