SPES (Special Program for Employment of Students)

RATIONALE

  As enshrined in the Philippine constitution, the right of education is a basic and fundamental right of every Filipino. Translated to a substantial legislation to this constitutional right is the Kabataan 2000 or Executive Order No. 139, S. 1993 or specifically pitching the Special Program for Employment of Students or SPES as one of the results of the government’s efforts to afford each Filipino youth to attend and finish school and education.

CLASSIFICATION: HIGHLY TECHNICAL

Clients/applicants:
  1. Students
  2. Out of School Youth (OSY)
  3. Dependent of Displaced or Would-be Displaced Workers

FEES WHERE TO APPLY PROCESS CYCLE TIME
None Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Within fifty five (55) working days under normal circumstances

Requirements

  1. Photocopy of birth certificate or any government issued IDs or any official document indicating the applicant’s date of birth and/or age;
  2. Except for dependents of displaced or would-be displaced workers:
    1. Applicants whose parents are wage-earners, may submit any of the following:
      1. Photocopy of income tax return (ITR);
      2. Photocopy of certificate of tax exemption issued by BIR;
      3. Original copy of certificate of low income issued by the concerned barangay;
    2. For non-wage earner parents:
      • Original copy of certificate of indigence or low income;
  3. In additional to items 1 and 2, applicants who are students shall submit the following:
    1. Form 138 (student’s report card of last school attended);
    2. Photocopy of report of grades;
    3. In the absence of the above, a certification from the school of the applicant’s passing general weighted average;
  • Step Applicant / Client DOLE Action Officer Process Cycle Time
    1 Consolidate and submit pledges to PFO using SPES Form 3 together with the SPES Form 1, as submitted by employers Accept consolidated pledges Focal Person (PFO) Within one (1) day
    2 Consolidate Pledges Focal Person (PFO) Within three (3) days
    3 Consolidate Pledges from PFO Focal Person (PFO) Within five (5) days
    4 Approve pledges Regional Director Within one (1) day
    5 Notify PFO on the approved pledges Focal Person (RO) Within two (2) days
    6 Notify participating employers of approved pledges Focal Person (PFO) Within three (3) days
  • Step Applicant / Client DOLE Action Officer Process Cycle Time
    1 Consolidate and submit Placement Reports and pre-employment documents to RO Focal Person (PFO) Within three (3) days
    2 Prepare and submit final list for GSIS coverage to RO Focal Person (PFO) Within two (2) days
    3 Evaluate and validate final list submitted to RO TSSD Focal Person Within three (3) days
    4 Submit to GSIS for insurance coverage TSSD Focal Person Within one (1) day
    5 Prepare Notice to Commence Work TSSD Focal Person Within one (1) day
    6 Approve Notice to Commence Work Regional Director Within one (1) day
    7 Send to PFO approved Notice TSSD Focal Person Within one (1) day
  • Step Applicant / Client DOLE Action Officer Process Cycle Time
    1 PESO submit terminal report to PFO Accept Terminal Report from PESO Focal Person (PFO) Within one (1) day
    2 Prepare payroll Focal Person (PFO) Within three (3) days
    3 Approve payroll PFO Head Within one (1) day
    4 Submit payroll to RO Focal Person (PFO) Within one (1) day
    5 Evaluate and validate terminal report and payroll TSSD Focal Person Within three (3) days
    6 Submit to IMSD for payment TSSD Focal Person Within one (1) day
    7 Process payment IMSD Within seventeen (17) days
    8 Send thru email payroll and reference number to PFO head Cashier Within one (1) day