SSS-PPSC agreement to benefit nearly 200 employment orders, service employee contract
QUEZON CITY – The Social Security System (SSS) said nearly 200 order and service contract workers will receive social security coverage after the SSS and the Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) signed a memorandum okay (MOA) on June 24, 2022 .
SSS President and CEO Michael Regino commended the PPSC for its efforts to provide social protection to government colleagues not covered by the Government Services Insurance System (GSIS). “Regardless of their employment status, workers deserve to have a basic safety net in case of an emergency through SSS membership,” Regino said.
Under the MOU, workers under SPPC service and commission contracts will be classified as self-employed members of the SSS. Workers under government service and labor contracts are not covered by GSIS due to their employment status.
As a coverage and collection partner, SSS has authorized the PPSC to collect and remit their monthly dues through a payroll deduction system under its KaltaSSS-Collect program.
“As independent members of the SSS, they will be entitled to social security benefits such as sickness, maternity, retirement, disability and death benefits. They will also become eligible for loan programs that include salary and calamities, among others. Likewise, they will also receive additional Employee Compensation Program (ECP) coverage for work-related contingencies,” Regino added.
As of May 2022, SSS has partnered with 1,261 local government units (LGUs), 398 national government agencies, 98 state universities and colleges (SUCs), and 58 local water districts covering job orders and service worker contracts through the KaltaSSS-Collect program. with a total collection of over 2.9 billion pesos.
Pictured are SSS Senior Vice President for the Account Management Group Mario Sibucao (third from left) and SPPC Vice President for Administration, retired Police Brigadier General Ferdinando Sevilla (fourth from left), showed the Memorandum of Understanding between the two government agencies during the signing ceremony held at the SPPC Compound in Quezon City, which was attended by several SSS and SPPC representatives. (SSS)