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SPECIAL ORDER NO. 007
Series of 2020

DATE: 09 January 2020

SUBJECT: RECONSTITUTION OF THE COMMITTEE ON DECORUM AND INVESTIGATION (CODI) OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASES IN DOST REGION VIII

In the interest of the service and in compliance with CSC Resolution No.01-0490 dated May 21, 2001 titled, "Administrative Disciplinary Rules on Sexual Harassment Cases", DOST Region VIII hereby reconstitute the Committee on Decorum and Investigation (CODI) of Sexual Harassment Cases, as follows:

As such, the Committee shall perform the following duties and functions, to wit:

  1. Receive the complaint, file the formal charge and investigate and conduct hearings in accordance with the Uniform Rules of Procedure in the Conduct of Administrative Investigation in the Civil Service Commission. It shall submit a report of its findings with the corresponding recommendations to the Commission for final decision. Said report shall be considered strictly confidential.
  2. Conduct meetings with officers, employees and trainees to increase understanding and prevent incidents of sexual harassment; and
  3. Recommed measures to the Commission that will expedite the investigation and adjudication of sexual harassment cases.

This order shall take effect immediately and shall supersede previous issuances inconsistent hereto.

ERNESTO M. GRANADA
OIC-Office of the Regional Director