The PCGG Employees Association (PCGGEA) is the organization of rank and file employees in the Commission which is registered and accredited with the Civil Service Commission and the Department of Labor and Employment as the sole collective negotiating unit for said employees. The PCGGEA is a leading affiliate of the Philippine Government Employees Association (PGEA), the national umbrella organization of associations in the public sector.
The PCGGEA maintains the Employees Perpetual Fund (EPF) which extends soft loans to both members and non-members with minimal interest to assist employees encountering difficult financial situations. It also maintains the Mutual Assistance Program (MAP) which provides financial assistance to enrolled members and non-members. Under the program, each enrollee is entitled to register a maximum of 4 beneficiaries who would be entitled to financial assistance in case of hospitalization and/or death.
In 2012, the PCGGEA successfully renegotiated a 3-year Collective Negotiation Agreement with the Commission, and undertook several activities to engage the employees including the following:
National Workers Congress. By authority of the Public Sector Labor Management Council (PSLMC) chaired by CSC Chairman Francisco Duque III, the PCGGEA spearheaded and organized the National Workers Congress on 31 August 2012 at the Tent City of Manila Hotel. It was attended by about 659 delegates from the different public sector employees’ associations and unions from all over the country.
Annual Cultural and Historical Visit. To celebrate Civil Service Month in September 2012, PCGGEA organized a trip to the Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite. Now on its 4th year, this annual undertaking aims to enhance the knowledge and awareness of government employees of the historical and cultural sites in the country.
Outreach Project under the Lingap Barangay Program. Now on its 5th year at the SAPINIT Elementary School in Antipolo City, the project involves a feeding program and gift giving during the Christmas season. The PCGGEA partnered with school officials for a twice-a-month feeding program for severely malnourished children and also distributed about 500 school bags and 300 t-shirts to the students in December 2012.
Blood-Letting Project. This was undertaken in February and July 2012 in cooperation with the Philippine National
Red Cross (Rizal Chapter).
Government Employees Week. PCGGEA joined the activities in celebration of National Government Employees Week held during the 1st week of December, which culminated in the National Convention of Government Employees at the Heritage Hotel.
Botika ng Manggagawa. Launched in the first quarter of 2012, this year-round project provides employees with access to generic medicines at considerably lower prices payable through salary deduction. The project is in partnership with PGEA and the Department of Health through a P50,000.00 grant.
PCGG Employees’ Multi-Purpose Cooperative
Established in May of 1996, the PCGG Employees’ Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PCGGEMPC) was registered with the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) in July of the same year. The Cooperative’s common bond is institutional; i.e., its membership is open only to employees of the Commission.
PCGGEMPC’s main objective is to encourage thrift and savings mobilization among its members for capital formation. It also aims to create funds in order to grant loans for productive and providential purposes, as well as provide other goods and services to its members. Pursuant to its objectives, it launched a lending facility in 2000 and this has become its primary concern. In March 2012, it entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Commission for the operation of the employees’ canteen.
In the PCGGEMPC’s Comparative Statement of Operations for 2011 and 2012, the net surplus showed an increase of 76% mainly due to the interest income earned from loans. In 2012, this resulted in the highest rate of dividends ever declared and released to its members.