PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE
PNP Memorandum Circular No. 2010-002
Policy on the Field Testing of Police Uniforms and Equipment
Adopted: 20 Jan. 2010
Date Filed: 03 February 2010
a. Republic Act No. 6975 as amended by R.A. 8551;
b. DRD Memorandum Circular No. 2008-01 dated August 8, 2008, entitled: Guidelines in the Issuance and Disposition of the Certificate of Conformity for Police Uniform and Individual Equipment; and
c. PNP LOI 06/09 “Tamang Bihis Alpha” dated February 12, 2009.
2. PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
This policy is intended to provide a system for Field Testing of Police Uniforms and Equipment.
a. To provide a clear cut policy on field testing procedures of police uniforms and equipment in order to prevent abuse by enterprising suppliers;
b. Ensure that all uniforms for use of PNP uniformed personnel have passed the standard specifications set forth in the approved NAPOLCOM resolutions; and
c. Determine the durability, usability and comfortability of police uniforms and other items.
a. All Police uniforms and equipment shall be subjected to thorough field testing.
b. Uniforms and equipment for field testing shall be issued to concerned PNP end-users prescribing a period for their respective use prior to feedback and assessment.
c. PNP personnel shall not purchase police uniforms and equipment from manufacturers, dealers, distributors and sellers while still in the process of field testing.
d.Police uniforms and equipment that fail the field test shall be returned to the proponents to prevent its further usage.
e. Only police uniforms and equipment that have passed the field testing satisfactorily shall be allowed for use by PNP personnel, upon final approval by the UESB by its standards/specifications.
a. Proponents shall submit proto-type PNP uniforms and equipment for field testing after the items and equipment submitted have complied to the approved specifications and have passed the test and evaluation conducted by PNP authorized testing institution.
b. The DRD and the proponent shall enter into a written agreement containing the following:
1) The proponent shall shoulder the production of uniforms for field testing:
2) The production of the prototypes still undergoing the field testing process shall be put on hold by the PNP, hence, manufacturer is not authorized to sell and distribute the same; and
3) Mass production of uniforms and items, which have undergone field testing, shall only commence after the approval of its standard specifications.
c. The DRD shall determine who will be the target end-users for the field testing, distribute the proto-type police uniforms and equipment for field testing (with tags of “FOR FIELD TEST”) together with the corresponding survey questionnaires.
d. Survey shall be conducted to assess feedbacks from selected PNP end-users.
e. Clothing Criminalistics and Equipment Division (CCED) of DRD will determine the timeline and prepare the survey questionnaire on the field testing of PNP uniforms and equipment.
f. Responses from the end-users through the survey questionnaires on the results of field testing shall be validated by the DRD which shall be the basis if the uniform and equipment have passed the field test satisfactorily. Likewise, police uniforms and other items which have undergone field testing with changes, modifications or improvement on the design shall be re-evaluated in accordance with the same procedure to ensure its durability, usability and comfortability.
g. All findings and its corresponding recommendation shall be submitted to the Secretariat, Uniform and Equipment Standardization Board (UESB) thru the Director for Research and Development (DRD) for deliberation and subsequent approval of the Chief, PNP.
a. Directorate for Research and Development
1) Prepare survey questionnaires to be answered by target PNP end-users of police uniforms and equipment under field testing.
2) Issue proto-type uniforms and equipment for field testing to PNP end-users guided by the conditions, existing policies, rules and regulations and policy of the PNP.
3) Monitor feedbacks, tabulate and consolidate survey questionnaires on police uniforms and equipment undergoing field testing.
4) Assess, evaluate and recommend possible changes, modifications or improvements in the design of the police uniforms and equipment based on responses from end-users.
b. Chiefs of Offices/Units
1) Chiefs of offices/units tasked to field test police uniforms and equipment shall be responsible in coordinating with DRD regarding the field testing of uniforms and identify subordinates who will be using the item or uniform within the timeline provided;
2) Supervise effectively the conduct of field testing for police uniform and equipment and ensure that all survey questionnaires are well-accomplished;
3) Ensure that uniforms on field test are properly and regularly used and maintain a record of every uniform on field test and distribute the survey questionnaire to individual end-user for data fill-up;
4) Heads of offices and unit commanders who are recipients of the uniforms for field testing are responsible in accomplishing the survey questionnaire based on personal observations.
5) Render report on the result of field testing immediately after the timeline have elapsed.
7. PENAL CLAUSE:
Any violation of this Memorandum Circular shall be a ground for administrative action, without prejudice to the filing of appropriate criminal charges, if warranted, against the negligent and erring PNP personnel and individuals for violation of pertinent laws.
8. REPEALING CLAUSE:
This Memorandum Circular shall supersede all existing memoranda, directives and other issuances contrary thereto.
This Memorandum Circular shall take effect fifteen (15) days from filing of copies thereof at the University of the Philippines Law Center in consonance with Sections 3 and 4, Chapter 2, Book VII of EO No. 292, otherwise known as “The Administrative Code of 1987, as amended”.
(sgd.) jesus a verzosa, ceo vi
Police Director General
PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE
Circular No. 2010-003
Guidelines and Procedures in Availing Rehabilitation
Privileges for Non-Uniformed Personnel (NUP)
Adopted: 06 Feb. 2010
Date Filed: 12 February 2010
Civil Service Commission (CSC) and Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Joint Circular No. 01, s. 2006 dated April 27, 2006.
This Circular provides the guidelines and procedures in the grant of Rehabilitation Privileges to Non-Uniformed Personnel (NUP) in accordance with humane, employee friendly policies of the government, clarifies certain issues, ensures uniform policy interpretation and forestalls the misuse of the privilege.
All Non-Uniformed Personnel with permanent and temporary appointments may avail themselves of the Rehabilitation Privilege during their employment with the PNP in accordance with this Circular.
4. DEFINITION OF TERMS:
For the purpose of this Memorandum Circular, the following terms shall mean:
a. Rehabilitation - is a process of recuperating from injuries sustained while in the performance of official duties;
b. Privilege - favor granted or enjoyed by an individual;
c. Non-Uniformed Personnel (NUP) - personnel of the PNP appointed in permanent and temporary status duly attested by the Civil Service Commission;
d. Official Duty - is a situation wherein the NUP is already at work, on official business outside of his/her work station, official travel, authorized overtime, detail order and special assignment orders; and
e. First aid - refers to the basic medical treatment immediately given to a person hurt in accident.
a. Non-Uniformed Personnel may be entitled to the Rehabilitation Privilege for a maximum period of six (6) months for wounds and/or injuries sustained while in the performance of official duties. The same privilege may be extended in situation where the NUP meets an accident while engaged in activities inherent to the performance of his/her duties, including being on official business outside of his/her work station, official travel, authorized overtime, detail order and special assignment orders;
b. Injuries from accidents that occurred while the NUP was going to work and going home from work are not considered sustained while in the performance of official duties;
c. The duration, frequency and terms of availing the privilege shall be based on the recommendation of medical authorities. Hence, availing of the privilege may be for less than six (6) months, or may be on half time basis on an intermittent schedule as determined by the medical authorities, provided that cumulative period of availing of the privilege will not exceed six (6) months;
d. Illness or sickness resulting from or aggravated by working conditions or the environment cannot be a basis for availing the Rehabilitation Privilege even if the same may be compensable under the law and regulations of the Employee Compensation Commission (ECC);
e. Absence from work during the period while on Rehabilitation Privilege shall not be deducted from the accumulated sick or vacation leave credits of the concerned NUP. However, NUP while on Rehabilitation Privilege do not earn and accumulate vacation leave and sick leave credits;
f. NUP on Rehabilitation Privilege shall continue to receive their salaries and regular benefits such as Personnel Economic Relief Allowance (PERA), Additional Compensation (AdCom), year-end bonus, and cash gift mandated by law. They are not entitled, however, to benefits and privileges that are enjoyed based on the actual performance of duties of positions entitled to these benefits such as Representation and Transportation Allowance, Productivity Incentive Benefits (PIB);
g. Claimants of Rehabilitation Privilege benefits are entitled to reimbursement of first-aid expenses, preferably in government facilities. Reimbursement is subject to the availability of funds and shall not exceed Five Thousand Pesos (P5,000.00) unless expenditures beyond said amount are necessary as certified by medical authorities and approved by the Chief, PNP or his authorized representative upon recommendation of the concerned PNP Chief/Head of Office/Unit; and
h. The Chief of Office/Unit shall be held responsible and personally liable for any false or fraudulent claims and irregularities in the availing of the privilege.
a. Application for Rehabilitation Privilege shall be made through a letter supported by relevant reports such as a police report, if any, and medical certificate on the nature of the injuries, the course of treatment involved, and the need to undergo rest, recuperation, and rehabilitation, as the case may be;
b. Application for Rehabilitation Privilege shall be made by injured NUP or by a member of his/her immediate family within one (1) week from the time of the occurrence of the accident except, when a longer period is warranted;
c. The application shall be endorsed immediately by the concerned Chief of Office/Unit to DPRM, for the issuance of appropriate orders, with the following supporting documents:
1) Certification from the Chief of Office/Unit that the injury was sustained by concerned NUP while in the performance of his/her official duties;
2) Medical Certificate and recommendation from the Health Service on the necessity and the duration of rehabilitation; and
3) Certification from the attending physician in case the concerned NUP has been admitted in a private hospital particularly on the duration of rehabilitation duly validated by the Health Service.
d. The concerned Chief of Office through the Administrative/Personnel Officer in coordination with the Health Service shall monitor on a monthly basis the medical status of the concerned NUP undergoing rehabilitation, and thereafter submit a concluding report to DPRM.
This Circular shall be effective upon approval.
(sgd.) jesus a verzosa, ceo vi
Police Director General