REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 26
CREATING A BOARD ON UNIFORM SALARY SYSTEM FOR THE CLASSIFIED SERVICE
WHEREAS, there is a need, especially in view of the present emergency, for a more equitable and uniform scale of salaries for employees holding classified positions in the Philippine civil service;
NOW, THEREFORE, I JOSE P. LAUREL, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby create a Board which shall be known as the Board on Uniform Salary System to be composed of the Auditor General, as Chairman, and the Chief of the Civil Service, the Director of the Budget and Accounts, the director of Science, the Director of Information, and the Director of the Census and Statistics as members.
The Board shall have the following powers and duties:
(a) To study and submit a plan of allocation of salaries in the classified service which is equitable and scientific and more in keeping with the present state of emergency; and
(b) To adopt, as far as practicable, a single or uniform salary system by virtue of which employees of the same category or grades shall receive the same salary to be based on the importance of the position, scope and nature of the work, duties and responsibilities and the qualifications required for the position.
It shall be the duty of each chief of bureau or government agency to furnish the Board all pertinent data as may be needed together with plantilla of positions in his office. In considering such data, no attempt shall be made by the Board to make a study of each individual position but rather groups or grades of positions in the same category performing to a certain degree similar duties.
The Board shall submit a report of its work with appropriate finding and recommendations within three months from the date of the issuance of this Order.
Done at the City of Manila, this 6th day of January, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and forty-four, and of the Republic of the Philippines, the first.
(SGD.) JOSE P. LAUREL
President of the Republic of the Philippines
By the President:
(SGD.) PEDRO SABIDO
Acting Executive Secretary