The memo sought to “prevent the unnecessary disruption of government operations, and the impairment of all official processes as well as the delivery of services to the people.”
The following day, Palace officials took back the circular and reissued on the same day after causing confusion among the ranks of government workers.
“We received a lot of texts raising concerns on their status that’s why we had to fine-tune its language,” Lacierda said in a GMANews.tv report. “There was uncertainty as to the status of a number of non-career personnel so that had to be clarified.”
“All presidential appointees under coterminous status and/or those occupying positions created in excess of the authorized staffing pattern in all departments, offices, agencies and bureaus in the executive branch, are deemed separated from the service as of noon of June 30.
“All non-career executive service officials (non-CESO) occupying career executive service (CES) positions in all agencies of the executive branch shall remain in office and continue to perform their duties and discharge their responsibilities until July 31, or until their resignations have been accepted and/or until their respective replacements have been appointed or designated, whichever comes first.