Extension of Service Beyond Compulsory Retirement Age of 65

No REPS and Administrative employee who has reached the compulsory retirement age of 65 can be appointed to any position in the government per Civil Service Commission (CSC) ruling.

However, in meritorious cases, the CSC may allow the extension of service of a person who has reached the compulsory retirement age of 65 years, for a period of six (6) months only, unless otherwise stated. Provided that, such extension may be for a maximum period of one (1) year especially for one who will complete the fifteen (15) years of service required under the GSIS Law.

A request for extension with strong justification shall be made by the head of office and shall be submitted to the HRDO six (6) months prior to the date of retirement with final recommendation submitted to the CSC not later than three (3) months prior to the date of employee’s compulsory retirement. Services rendered during the period of extension shall no longer be credited as government service unless extension is granted specifically for the purpose of completing the 15 years of service required under the GSIS Law. This shall be credited as part of government service for purposes of retirement.

For faculty, request to extend his/her appointment beyond the mandatory retirement age, may be considered only in exceptional cases. The exception shall be the professor’s continuing contribution to the College and the University that palpably stands out above the rest. Request should be submitted to HRDO with complete documents six (6) months prior to effectivity of retirement to allow adequate time for processing.

Faculty members who turn 65 in the middle of the semester may be extended until the end of the semester or academic year to enable them to complete their teaching and other obligations (1184th BOR, 22 July 2004).

An employee on service extension (Academic and Non-Academic) shall be entitled to salaries, allowances and other remuneration, that are normally considered part and parcel of an employee’s compensation package, subject to existing regulations on the grant thereof (CSC MC No. 27, s. 2001).