Barangay health workers urged to apply for eligibility

The Civil Service Commission has urged barangay health workers to apply for a special eligibility, which they can use in seeking permanent positions in the government.

Citing Republic Act 7883 or the Barangay Health Workers’ Benefits and Incentives Act of 1995, the commission said it could grant a barangay health workers’ eligibility to qualified persons who have completed at least two years of college education, and have rendered at least five years of continuous “active and satisfactory” healthcare services in the community.

This is a special civil service eligibility that gives its holder an advantage in applying for permanent positions in the government.

Aside from granting benefits and incentives, the law also mandates government agencies to give preference to barangay health workers in hiring health personnel, provided the person is qualified for the position. Applications may be filed with the commission regional or field office.

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