The Department of Education (DepEd) Philippines announces the acceptance of the application for Teacher I positions, both in the elementary and secondary level, including Senior High School, for SY 2020-2021.
DepEd Order No. 7, s. 2015 (Hiring Guidelines for Teacher I Positions for School Year (SY) 2015-2016) shall be the basis for the hiring policies for Kindergarten, Elementary, and Junior High Levels while DepEd Order No. 3, s. 2016 for Senior High School teaching positions, from hereon until further notice.
All applications shall be submitted to the school nearest the residence of the applicant, except for Senior High School (SHS) applicants who shall submit such to the school offering the Track/Strand applied for, for verification of documents/attachments.
March 27, 2015
DepEd Order No. 7, s. 2015
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DEPED HIRING GUIDELINES FOR TEACHER I POSITIONS EFFECTIVE SCHOOL YEAR (SY) 2015-2016
Schools Division Superintendents
Heads, Public Elementary and Secondary Schools
1. The Hiring Guidelines for Teacher I Positions for School Year (SY) 2015 2016 are enclosed for the information and guidance of all concerned.
2. The issuance of these Guidelines aims to integrate and further institutionalize the primary objective of the K to 12 Basic Education Program, which is to enhance the overall quality of basic education in the country by hiring highly-competent teachers, and to uphold the Department’s mandate under the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers (Republic Act 4670) to promote and improve public school teachers’ employment and career opportunities as well as to attract more people with proper qualifications to the teaching profession.
3. Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.
BR. ARMIN A. LUISTRO FSC
(Enclosure to DepEd Order No. 7, s. 2015)
HIRING GUIDELINES FOR TEACHER I POSITIONS EFFECTIVE SCHOOL YEAR (SY) 2015-2016
1.0 BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE
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 public elementary and secondary schools. The program plans to achieve this objective through significantly improving professional standards that will better ensure that the teachers hired are able to substantially contribute to the development of lifelong learners. Furthermore, the hiring system is also set to provide opportunities for the absorption of all qualified kindergarten volunteers and LGU-hired teachers into the national plantilla.
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 Teacher I positions consistent with the pertinent provisions of existing laws, rules and regulations effective School Year 2015-2016.
These guidelines, which will apply to the filling-up of newly created and/or natural vacancies for Teacher I positions in public elementary (including kindergarten) and secondary schools shall cover the following areas/aspects:
2.1 Announcement of Vacancies and Receipt of Applications
2.2 Verification and Validation of Documents Submitted
2.3 Evaluation and Selection of Qualified Applicants
2.4 Appointment of Qualified Applicants
2.5 Monitoring of Division Office Compliance with Hiring Guidelines by the Regional Office
3.0 DEFINITION OF TERMS
3.1 Applicant refers to a person who holds a valid certificate of registration/professional license as a teacher from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) seeking to be appointed to a Teacher I Position.
3.2 Bonafide 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 as deemed acceptable by the School Screening Committee.
3.2.1 An applicant who has taught as an LGU-funded teacher, Kindergarten Volunteer Teacher (KVT) or substitute teacher for at least one (1)school year in the barangay, municipality, city or province where the school being applied to for a teaching position is located shall also be considered as a bona fide resident, to be validated by a certificate of employment.
3.3 Locality refers to the barangay, municipality, city or province where the school being applied for is located.
3.4 Qualified applicant refers to an applicant who has been screened and who, therefore, meets the evaluation and selection criteria used by the Schools Division as provided for in the enclosed guidelines.
3.5 Registry of Qualified Applicants (RQA) refers to the official list cf applicants who obtained an overall score of seventy (70) points and above based on the criteria set and as a result of the evaluation and selection processes.
4.0 BASIC RULES ON HIRING AND DEPLOYMENT OF TEACHER POSITIONS
4.1 Public school teachers requesting for transfer to another station are not considered new applicants and are therefore not subject to these hiring guidelines. DepEd Order No. 22, s. 2013, otherwise known as the “Revised Guidelines on the Transfer of Teachers from One Station to Another” shall be strictly observed.
4.2 Upon a teacher’s appointment, assignment to a station, and acceptance of the position, he or she shall not be transferred to another school until after rendering at least three (3)years of service in that school.
4.3 Residents of the locality, LGU-funded teachers, substitute teachers, volunteer teachers, and Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) graduates under the 1000 Teachers Program (1000TP) shall be subject to these hiring guidelines.
4.4 As provided in Section 26 (b) Paragraph 2 of RA 9293 entitled “An Act Amending Certain Sections of Republic Act Numbered Seventy-eight Hundred and Thirty-six (RA 7836), Otherwise Known as the Philippine Teachers Professionalization. Act of 1994,” teachers who have not practiced their profession for the past five (5) years shall be required to take at least twelve (12) units in education courses, consisting of at least six (6)units of content courses.
5.0 DEPED TEACHER 1 APPLICATION PROCESS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 All applicants shall register to the Department’s online system at application.deped.gov.ph, where they must encode their Personal Data Sheet and select the division where they want to be ranked. Once submitted, an Applicant Number will be issued. In the submission of application requirements, this Number must be indicated.
a. Each division shall assign an e-mail address (either its official division office’s e-mail or its HR’s e-mail) where the system will forward the applications.
b. Applicants who have already submitted requirements prior to the release of these Guidelines must still register to the online system, after which they shall submit their Applicant Number to the division office.
5.2 An applicant shall submit to the head of elementary or secondary school where a teacher shortage or vacancy (regular and/or natural) exists, a written application, with the Applicant Number indicated, supported by the following documents:
a. CSC Form 212 Revised 2017 in two copies with the latest 2×2 ID picture (DOWNLOAD: CSC Form 212 Revised 2017)
b. Certified photocopy of PRC professional identification card or a PRC certification showing the teacher’s name, LET rating, and other information recorded in the PRC Office
c. Certified photocopy of ratings obtained in the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET)/Professional Board Examination for Teachers (PBET)
d. Certified copy of transcript of records
e. Copies of service records, performance rating, and school clearance for those with teaching experience. If unavailable, the applicant must submit a justification citing the reason/s for unavailability.
f. Certificates of specialized training, if any
g. Certified copy of the Voter’s ID and/or any proof of residency as deemed acceptable by the School Screening Committee
h. NBI Clearance
i. Omnibus certification of authenticity and veracity of all documents submitted, signed by the applicant
5.3 The applicant assumes full responsibility and accountability on the validity and authenticity of the documents submitted, as evidenced by the Omnibus certification of authenticity (Item 5.2.i above). Any violation will automatically disqualify the applicant from the selection process.
6.0 EVALUATION AND SELECTION COMMITTEES
6.1 The Schools Division Superintendent (SDS) shall issue a Memorandum organizing and designating the members of the following committees:
6.1.1 School Screening Committee
6.1.2 Division Selection Committee
6.2 The Committees shall have the following compositions and functions:
6.2.1 School Screening Committee
a. The Committee at the elementary level shall be chaired by the School Head with four (4) teachers as members. In the case of primary. incomplete elementary and multi-grade (MG) schools, the Committee shall be chaired by the cluster school head with four (4)teachers from the cluster schools as members.
b. The Committee at the secondary level shall be chaired by the School Head. The Department Head concerned and three (3) teachers from the different learning areas (as needed based on the school’s vacancies) shall be members. For small secondary schools that do not have department heads, the School Head shall be the Committee Chair with four (4) subject leaders from different learning areas as members.
c. Committee members shall be identified by the School Head using the above-mentioned specifications. The School Head shall then transmit the Composition of the School Screening Committee to the Schools Division Superintendent for the issuance of a corresponding Designation Order.
a. Ensures that the updated lists of vacancies are regularly posted at conspicuous places and at the websites cf schools and teacher education training institutions at all times. The step-by-step procedure in applying for Teacher I positions, including a copy of this Order, must be posted as well.
b. Receives applications and documents.
c. Verifies and certifies as to completeness, veracity, accuracy, and authenticity of documents.
d. Issues a certification to each applicant that it has received the application specifying the documents that have been submitted in support of the application.
i. The School Screening Committee shall not refuse acceptance of any application. If any of the required documents are incomplete or invalid, the Committee shall immediately notify the applicant to facilitate the complete and proper submission of documents.
ii. Regardless of being incomplete or invalid, however, all applications must still be forwarded to the Division Selection Committee, albeit such submissions must be noted and marked by the Committee.
e. Produces copies of the received applications and documents before submitting the original submissions to the Division Selection Committee. The copies are then to be compiled and/or bound, with a table of contents and proper pagination, and are to be kept in the Office of the School Head for records purposes.
6.2.2 Division Selection Committee
For Elementary Schools
Chair: Assistant Schools Division Superintendent (ASDS) Members:
Three (3)Education Program Supervisors/Specialists Division Chapter President of the Philippine Elementary Schools Principals Association (PESPA)
Division Level President of the Parent-Teacher Association (FTA) Authorized representative of an accredited teachers’ union, as evidenced by the Certificate of Accreditation issued by the Civil Service Commission (CSC)
In the evaluation of SPED elementary applicants, the SPED Division Coordinator shall be part of the Committee.
For MG schools, the Division MG Coordinator shall be part of the Committee.
For Secondary Schools (Grades 7 to 10)
Chair: Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Members:
Three (3)Education Program Supervisors/Specialists
Division Chapter President of the National Association of Public Secondary School Heads, Inc. (NAPSSHI) or the National Association of Secondary Schools of the Philippines (NASSHPHIL)
Division Level President of the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) Authorized representative of an accredited teacher’s union, as evidenced by a Certificate of Accreditation issued by the Civil Service Commission
In the evaluation of SPED secondary applicants, the SPED Division Coordinator shall be part of the Committee.
a. In schools divisions where there is no ASDS, the Superintendent shall designate an Education Program Supervisor as the Chair of the Division Selection Committee.
b. The official in charge of personnel actions shall provide secretariat services and maintain the minutes of proceedings of the selection and deliberation process. The minutes shall be signed by the Chair and all members of the Division Selection Committee.
a. Receives from the School Screening Committee the list of applicants with the corresponding documents.
b. Verifies the documents submitted by the School Screening Committee as to completeness, accuracy, authenticity, and veracity.
d. Evaluates applicants on Education, Teaching Experience, LET/PBET Rating, Interview, Demonstration Teaching, and Specialized Training and Skills based on the criteria set forth in these guidelines.
e. Reviews and consolidates the results of the individual ratings of applicants, based on the scores they obtained in each criterion for evaluation.
f. Prepares separate division-wide RQAs for Kindergarten, Elementary, and Secondary,
g. Sends to each applicant a written communication detailing the scores he or she has received for each evaluation criterion as well as the final overall rating, signed by the Chair.
h. Secures list of its LGU-funded teachers from the office of the provincial governor, city/municipal mayor, or provincial/city/municipal administrator.
i. Ensures that LGU-funded and volunteer teacher applicants go through the application process as provided for in these guidelines.
j. Submits the complete results of the evaluation of applicants, including pertinent records of deliberations, to the SDS for approval.
6.3 In cases involving applicants who may be assigned in a school located in an indigenous peoples (IP) community and/or serving IP learners, the School and Division Screening Committees may appropriately consult with IP elder(s)/leaders recognized by the community to verify and better assess such applications in reference to relevant provisions of these guidelines.
7.0 EVALUATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE AND CRITERIA
Applicants shall be evaluated using the following criteria:
|b. Teaching Experience||15|
|c. LET/PBET Rating||15|
|d. Specialized Training and Skills||10|
|f. Demonstration Teaching||15|
|g. Communication Skills||15|
7.1 Education – 20 points
Education shall be rated in terms of the applicant’s academic achievement. Thus, all subjects with corresponding units must be included in the computation.
7.1.1 Rating of Education shall be based on the following equivalents, with 1.0 as the highest and 3.0 as the lowest:
|General Weighted Average (GWA)||Equivalent Points||General Weighted Average (GWA)||Equivalent Points|
|1.9||12.60||2.9 – 3.0||6.60|
When the percentage rating is used, the following table of equivalents shall be used, with 1.0 as the highest and 3.0 as the lowest.
|Percentage Rating||GWA||Percentage Rating||GWA|
|99.00 – 100||1.0||86.50 – 87.50||2.0|
|97.75 – 98.75||1.1||85.25 – 86.25||2.1|
|96.50 – 97.50||1.2||84.00 – 85.00||2.2|
|95.25 – 96.25||1.3||82.75 – 83.75||2.3|
|94.00 – 95.00||1.4||81.50 – 82.50||2.4|
|92.75 – 93.75||1.5||80.25 – 81.25||2.5|
|91.50 – 92.50||1.6||79.00 – 80.00||2.6|
|90.25 – 91.25||1.7||77.75 – 78.75||2.7|
|89.00 – 90.00||1.8||76.50 – 77.50||2.8|
|87.75 – 88.75||1.9||75.00 – 76.25||2.9 – 3.0|
Applicants with non-education degrees shall be rated using their GWAs in their baccalaureate degrees and the eighteen (18)professional units in education.
If the school issues a certification of GWA with a corresponding percentage rating that does not conform to the above table, the committee shall refer to the grading system of the school.
For schools with “unique” grading systems, a corresponding transmutation table shall be constructed.
Applicants with a Master’s Degree (MA or MS) shall be given +1 point, while applicants with a Master’s Degree and with a Doctorate (PhD) shall be given +2 points.
7.1.2 Additional requirements for kindergarten applicants
a. He/she must have obtained any of the following degrees, or its equivalent:
Bachelor in Early Childhood Education
Bachelor of Science in Preschool Education
Bachelor of Science in Family Life and Child Development
Bachelor in Elementary Education, with specialization in Kindergarten, Preschool or Early Childhood Education (ECE)
Bachelor in Elementary Education, Major in Teaching Early Grades
Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree in discipline allied to Education, such as Psychology, Nursing, Music and Arts, et cetera, with at least 18 units in content courses or subjects in ECE
Bachelor in Elementary Education, Major in Special Education (SPED) with 18 units in ECE
Bachelor of Secondary Education with additional Diploma in ECE including Practice Teaching in Kindergarten Education
Other degree courses and/with at least 18 units in Early Childhood Education
The Division Selection Committee may consider any other similar Bachelor’s degree in Early Education.
b. In cases where there are limited eligible teachers with ECE units, the following measures may be adopted.
Upon appointment, the teacher shall be required by the Schools Division Office (SDO) to earn ECE units gradually. Nine (9)ECE units may be earned at the end of Year 1; eighteen (18) units, Year 2; and twenty-one (21)units, Year 3.
c. Kindergarten teacher applicants must not be more than forty-five (45) years old.
7.1.3 Additional requirements for SPED elementary applicants
a. He/she must possess any cf the following qualifications:
|BSEEd-BS Special Education||With Specialization in SPED-Undergrad|
|BSEEd/BSSPEd||With 18 Units MA-SPED and 3 years actual teaching in SPED|
VS Performance Rating
|BSEEd/BSSPEd||With 15 units MA-SPED and 4 years of actual teaching in SPED|
VS Performance Rating
|BSEEd/BSSPEd||With 12 Units in MA-SPED and 5 years of actual teaching in SPED|
VS Performace Rating
|BSEEd/BSE||With 9 units MA-SPED and 6 years actual teaching in SPED|
VS Performance Rating
|BSEEd/BSSPEd/BSE||With teaching experience in SPED or Inclusive Setting|
VS Performance Rating
In cases where applicants do not have the appropriate educational qualifications for SPED, they may still be evaluated but shall be categorized separately from those who have met the said requirements.
b. He/she must have at least three (3) years of experience in providing educational services to any of the categories of children with special needs. This is to be verified by a certification from the Principal to be submitted as part of the application.
c. A certification from the Principal that the applicant has had a Very Satisfactory performance rating for the last three (3) years must be submitted as part of the application.
7.1.4 Additional requirements for SPED secondary applicants
He/she must possess any cf the following qualifications:
Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Special Education
Bachelor of Secondary Education plus 18 units in special education in the graduate level
Bachelor of Secondary Education plus 15 units in special education with 2 years of very satisfactory teaching experience in the regular schools and is willing to be trained within a year
Bachelor of Secondary Education plus 12 units in special education with 4 years of very satisfactory teaching experience in the regular schools and is willing to be trained within a year
Bachelor of Secondary Education plus 9 units in special education with 6 years of very satisfactory teaching experience in the regular schools and is willing to train within a year
Bachelor Of Secondary Education plus 2 years of very satisfactory teaching experience as a SPED teacher
7.2 Teaching Experience – 15 points
Teaching experience in Early Childhood (EC) kindergarten/preschool, elementary, secondary, tertiary, higher education, Special Education (SPED), Alternative Learning System (ALS), Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET), learning institutions offering culture-based education programs for indigenous peoples (IP) – even prior to passing the LET – shall be given 1.50 points for every school year but shall not exceed twelve (12)points.
For every month of service, 0.15 point shall be given.
Example: 8 months = 1.20 points
10 months = 1.50 points
The full 0.15 point per month of teaching experience shall be given to the applicants who have come from schools and institutions that are government-accredited or -recognized. Certificate/s of employment shall be used to determine validity of teaching experience.
Teaching experience of kindergarten volunteer teachers (KVT) and LGU-funded teachers shall merit additional points on top of the score they obtain from the above points system, as follows:
Less than 2 years experience = +1 point
2 to less than 5 years experience = +2 points
5 or more years experience = +3 points
7.3 LET/PBET Rating – 15 points
Equivalent points of applicants rating in the LET/PBET shall be as follows:
|LET Rating||Points||PBET Rating||Points|
|87 and above||15||82 and above||15|
|84 – 86||14||79 – 81||14|
|81 – 83||13||76 – 78||13|
|78 – 80||12||73 – 75||12|
|75 – 77||11||70 – 72||11|
7.4 Specialized Training and Skills – 10 points
Specialized training for skills development in fields related to the work, duties, and functions of the Teacher I position to be filled shall be given a maximum of 10 points.
In the assignment of points, the following should be met:
Presentation of a certificate of at least ten (10) days’ training – 5 points or nothing
Demonstration of the skill – 5 points or nothing
For applicants who may be assigned to a school located in an IP community and/or serving IP learners, knowledge and proficiency in the language(s) and culture of the concerned IP community shall be validated with the following:
For those applying to teach in Kindergarten -Grade 3:
Fluency in the community language needed to teach using the mother tongue
|Can speak the community’s language with adequate fluency and ease to discuss various concerns with adults in the community||2|
|For those applying to teach in Grades 4-10: Familiarity with the day-to-day conversational language of the community needed to interact with community members and culture-bearers *|
(* Culture bearers tire elders, leaders, and other community members recognized for their expertise on particular Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Practices (IKSPs) who are willing to facilitate the learning of IKSPs.)
|A certificate or any form of attestation from the IP elder(s)/leaders recognized by the community may be submitted to support this|
Can take part in simple conversations using the community’s local language
A certificate or any form of attestation from the IP elder(s)/leaders recognized by the community may be submitted to support this
|Familiarity with and respect for the community’s culture||A certificate or any form of attestation from the IP elder(s)/leaders recognized by the community||3|
|Competency in indigenization of the teaching-learning process/Indigenous Peoples Education (IPEd)|
|Has undergone training related to the indigenization of the teaching-learning process||Presentation of training certificate/s |
10 days and over
|Has practiced appropriate indigenization of the teachingleaming process in previous teaching engagements||Certification from previous learning institution/s served|
10 years and over
If the total points reached by an applicant exceed ten (10) points, a rating of 10 is given.
7.5 Interview – 10 points
The Division Selection Committee shall interview applicants and ensure that all have equal opportunities to be assessed. Applicants shall be interviewed on topics such as:
Knowledge of content/materials
Relationships with administration, staff, parents, and students
Applicants shall be rated based on the competencies and standards indicated below; thus, interview questions should be aligned with these.
Applicants shall be rated based on the competencies and standards indicated below; thus, interview questions should be aligned with these.
I. Teaching Ability: Demonstrates an appropriate knowledge of content and pedagogy
- Conveys ideas and information clearly
- Provides reasonable examples cf effective lesson-planning, instructional strategies, and/or student assessment
- Makes content meaningful to students in the district
- Sets concrete, ambitious goals for student achievement
- Addresses the multiple and varied needs of students
- Focuses on achieving results with students
- Indicates confidence that all students should be held to high standards
- Maintains high expectations for students when confronted with setbacks; continues to focus on the students’ academic success
- Reflects on successes and failures
II. Classroom Management: Demonstrates ability to deal effectively with negative student behavior
- Assumes accountability for classroom environment and cultures
- Conveys reasonable understanding of potential challenges involved in teaching in a high-need school
- Demonstrates ability to deal effectively with negative student behavior
- Persists in offering viable or realistic strategies to deal with classroom management challenges
- Remains productive and focused when faced with challenges
- Conveys willingness to try multiple strategies or something new when things change or when confronted with challenges
- Displays willingness to adapt classroom management style to meet the particular needs or culture of a school
III. School Fit: Demonstrates skills and needs for development that can be a good fit with the school
- Interacts with interviewer in appropriate or professional manner
- Respects the opinions of others
- Recognizes that families impact student performance
- Strategies create positive relationships with administrators, faculty, students
- Expresses personal and professional expectations and/or preferences that are in line with the school culture
- Demonstrates interests and skills that match the school’s culture and needs
- Interacts appropriately with supervisors, colleagues, parents and students
The rater shall make brief notes to support his or her observations and judgments about the individual’s skills as related to the listed competencies and to make a rating, from Not Fully Acceptable (NFA), Fully Acceptable [FA), to Exemplary (E) for each competency, using these standards and equivalent points:
|Fully Acceptable (FA)|
|Not Fully Acceptable (NFA) |
|Applicant’s response contained many, if not all, of the target behaviors. His/her responses indicate well-developed skills and aptitude for that competency, which would most likely lead to job success. The person’s responses are of superior quality for this job.||Applicant’s response covered some of the target behaviors, but not quite at the level that would be ideal for that competency. Still, the quality of the person’s answers leads you to believe that he/she would be successful with some additional exposure and/or training.||Applicant’s response contained very few of the target behaviors. Either the behaviors he/she discussed were not at, or even close to. the level indicated in the target behaviors, or the person did not give you enough information for you to have confidence that he/she has that competency at the level needed for success.|
The number of points attained for each of the three (3) listed competencies (TeachingAbility, Classroom Management, School Fit) shall be added and then divided by fifteen (15).The quotient shall then be multiplied by 0.10 or 10%. The product shall then be multiplied by 100.
Example: Sum of points attained for the three competencies = 9
[(9/15) x .10] x 100 = 6
Score for Interview = 6 /10
7.6 Demonstration Teaching – 15 points
Applicants shall be evaluated according to the rubrics indicated on the following pages.
7.7 English Communication Skills – 15 points
An English Proficiency Test (EPT) shall be administered to applicants by the National Education Testing and Research Center (NETRC). The respective Division Testing Coordinators shall coordinate with NETRC regarding the conduct and schedule of the exam in their division, which should be within February to March.
The total percentage score obtained by an applicant shall be multiplied by the weight of fifteen (15) points, asfollows:
Percentage Score = 98% or 0.98
Weighted Points = 15
Rating = .98 x 15 = 14.7 points
8.0 CONSTITUTING AND UTILIZING THE REGISTRY OF QUALIFIED APPLICANTS (RQA)
8.1 The RQA is the list of qualified applicants for appointment, which shall include their names, permanent addresses, and final evaluation ratings.
8.2 It shall be used in filling-up new items and natural vacancies for Teacher I positions.
8.3 The cut-off score for inclusion in the RQA is seventy (70)points.
8.4 The RQA should 1) be published in order of highest to lowest scores of the applicants, 2) show both the results of each criterion and the final overall rating, 3) only include those who obtained total scores of seventy (70) and above, 4) indicate the date of posting, and 5) be signed by the SDS.
8.5 Separate RQAs for Kindergarten, Elementary, and Secondary shall be prepared by the Division Selection Committees. The RQA for Kindergarten shall be prepared by the Division Selection Committee for Elementary Schools.
8.6 Subject area specialization of the qualified applicants shall be the primary consideration in the secondary school level. Thus, the applicant to be appointed should have the subject-area specialization needed by the school.
8.7 The RQAs for Secondary Schools shall be prepared by subject area specialization, as follows: English, Filipino, Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, Statistics, General Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Araling Panlipunan, Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao, Music & Arts, Physical Education & Health, and SPED. Depending on the schools’ TLE offerings, separate RQAs for Agri-Fishery Arts, Home Economics, Information and Communications Technology (ICT),and Industrial Arts shall be prepared as well.
8.8 In schools with SPED teacher requirements, SPED specialization of qualified applicants shall be the primary consideration. As such, the applicant to be appointed should have the qualifications stated in Section 18.104.22.168.
8.9 Following DepEd Memorandum No. 141, s. 2013 on the Hiring of Graduates of 1000 Teachers Program, of the Philippine Business for Education, qualified applicants under PBEd’s 1000 TP program shall be given priority in hiring.
8.10 The RQAs should be ready by the last week of April of every year so that qualified applicants may be appointed by May 1. The RQA shall be valid for a period of one (1)school year.
8.11 As a general rule, only applicants listed in the RQA are eligible for hiring and appointment, with priority given to bonafide residents of the barangay, municipality, city, or province (in the order as aforestated) where the school is located. 8.11.1 In cases where the number of qualified applicants from the barangay is greater than the number of available Teacher I items, priority in hiring shall be given to applicants from the barangay according to their overall rating (number score) in the RQA, from highest to lowest. The same rule shall apply in the appointment of applicants from the municipality, city, and province.
8.12 In cases where all those in the RQA 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 respected.
9.0 APPOINTMENT OF QUALIFIED APPLICANTS The Schools Division Superintendent (SDS) shall:
9.1 Post the signed, complete results (RQAs) in at least three (3) conspicuous places in the Division Office and on the website of the Division Office. The RQAs must have the contents indicated in Section 8.4.
9.2 Provide the School District and every kindergarten, elementary, and secondary school with copies of the RQAs for posting in their areas of jurisdiction. Regional Directors, LGUs, and Legislative District Representatives shall also be provided with copies of the RQAs.
9.3 Advise newly-hired teachers to report for their first day of work on May 15, provided that appointment papers are already in order.
10.0 MONITORING OF DIVISION COMPLIANCE
Regional Directors shall regularly monitor and ensure strict compliance with the provisions of these hiring guidelines, as follows:
10.1 Dissemination and discussion of these guidelines with teachers, school heads, district supervisors, superintendents, and other schools division officials:
10.2 Preparation of schools to receive and acknowledge applications;
10.3 Organization of Division Selection Committees and School Screening Committees;
10.4 Briefing and orientation of members of these committees regarding their roles and functions;
10.5 Preparation of scoring sheets, interview guides, and tests of applicants:
10.6 Briefing and information-sharing with local governments and other local stakeholders in teacher hiring;
10.7 Preparation of a report on the observations, both positive and negative, in actual division practices in implementing these guidelines; and
10.8 Submission of said report on a quarterly basis to the Office of the Secretary through the Office of the Assistant Secret ary for Planning.
22.0 GRIEVANCE AND PROTEST PROCEDURES
Aggrieved qualified applicants in the RQAs of the Schools Division Office and those who are disqualified under Sec. 5.2.i of these guidelines may file a protest or complaint, respectively.
22.0 REPEALING CAUSE
These Guidelines hereby amend DepEd Order No. 14, s. 2014. Other rules, regulations and issuances which are also inconsistent with these guidelines are hereby repealed, rescinded or modified accordingly.
The guidelines and criteria provided in this Order shall take effect immediately.
BR. ARMIN A. LUISTRO FSC