K to 12 DOLE Adjustment Measures Program
What is K to 12 AMP?
K to 12 DOLE AMP is a mitigation measure of the Department of Labor and Employment aimed to support displaced Higher Education Institution (HEI) personnel in their transition to self or fulltime employment.
Who are qualified to avail of the program?
All HEI personnel, regardless of tenure and position, who are displaced due to the implementation of the Basic Education Act of 2013 (RA No.10533), may avail of the program benefits.
The program is not limited to teaching personnel of the affected HEI but also covers non-teaching personnel such as maintenance, librarians, guidance counselors, administrative staff and others provided that they are displaced because of K to 12.
The program can only be availed if the displaced HEI personnel did not avail of any other K to 12 mitigation program by CHED, DepEd or any government agency.
The Financial Support under the K to 12 DOLE AMP is a form of assistance to be used by the displaced personnel in his/her search for a subsequent full employment. An assessed and qualified displaced HEI personnel shall receive an amount equivalent to either his/her previous salary or the prevailing regional median salary, whichever is lower.
Duration of Support
Depending on the client’s status of employment, if permanent, the Financial Support is for a duration of six (6) months while the non-permanent will receive the Financial Support for a duration of three (3) months or to six (6) months if the displacement results to a total income loss in which the applicant needs to submit his Income Tax Return (ITR) for verification purposes.
Other Services Offered under the K to 12 DOLE AMP
Qualified HEI personnel may likewise avail of two other services namely, Employment Facilitation and Training and Livelihood.
- Employment Facilitation
Displaced HEI personnel will be referred to other existing DOLE Employment programs as indicated in the Recommended Plan of Action (RPA) to be given to the qualified applicant upon his/her acceptance to the program.
- Trainings and Livelihood
The displaced HEI personnel will be referred to TESDA and other available government sponsored trainings which may or may not be free of charge and subject to the requirements of such government programs. A list of training which are free of charge is available at the DOLE ROs and TESDA.
Process of Availment
The applicant shall submit an application form along with other requirements to the nearest DOLE Regional/Field Offices (DOLE ROs-FOs) or the Public Employment Service Office (PESO). Such application forms may be secured from the Quick Response Team (QRT) that will be visiting the school within thirty (30) days after notice from the HEI.
a) Notarized individual notice of termination from HEI;
b) Photocopy of HEI employee’s ID or any government ID;
c) Latest income tax return (ITR), if applicable.
Notification of Grants
The applicant will receive the K to 12 DOLE AMP Notices. If qualified, a Notice of Acceptance will be sent to him containing other instructions with RPA. If not qualified, a Notice of Denial will be sent to the applicant.
A client qualified for Financial Support (FS) is required to make ten (10) job contacts for, or every after, three (3) months which must be reflected in their individual Recommended Plan of Action (RPAs).
Yes. An accepted client may be suspended from the program if he/she does not comply with the conditional requirements or an issued warning. Third count of disregard of the prescribed conditional requirements, misrepresentation of facts or submission of falsified documents will disqualify an accepted client from receiving program benefits. Unlike suspension, disqualification cannot be lifted by subsequent documented explanation.
Upon termination, the payments for SSS, PhilHealth and Pag-Ibig premiums and loans will be shouldered by the terminated HEI personnel.
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