Rules revised to improve career path, incentives for S&T professionals 

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. has ordered the revision of the scientific career system’s implementing rules and regulations, citing the need to cope with the evolving needsof science and technology (S&T) professionals in government service.  

Under a Feb. 20 executive order, the scientific career system covers the recruitment, career progression, recognition and reward of scientists in public service.  

It aims to develop a pool of highly qualified and productive scientific personnel, the Palace said in a statement.  

The system will be characterized by entrance to and a career progression or advancement based on qualifications, merit and scientific productivity, career path to scientists, as well as incentives and rewards to ensure attraction and retention of highly qualified personnel in the science and technology sector,it said.   

The system was created through an executive order signed by former President Ferdinand E. Marcos in 1983 to support and encourage the development of science and technology.  

The Palace said the system will be applied to scientific personnel with masters and doctorate degrees in sciences who are directly involved in research and development, covering biological sciences, engineering and technology, mathematical and physical sciences, health and agricultural sciences, as well as all scientific disciplines determined by the Scientific Career Council (SCC).  

The system will be chaired by the chairperson of the Civil Service Commission and will be co-chaired by the secretary of the Department of Science and Technology,the Palace said.  

The SCC will establish a technical working group and special technical committees (STCs) to serve as an advisory body and screening committee.  

STCs in different fields of specialization will be created with each technical committees composed of at least five members recognized by authorities in their respective fields and who will serve for two years,the Palace said. Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza