The Civil Services Commission meted the penalty of dismissal against a former Records Officer of the City Mayor’s Office in Bacolod City after finding her guilty of committing serious dishonesty and falsification of official documents.
Jacqueline Jermeo, Records Officer 1, was also meted forfeiture of retirement benefits, cancellation of eligibility, perpetual disqualification from reemployment in the government service, and was barred from taking any Civil Service examination, a decision dated September 9 signed by CSC director Rodolfo Encajonado said.
The CSC acted on the request of former Barangay Captain Anthony Jose Ayco to direct Jermeo to submit authenticated copies of her school records, diploma and copy of her certificate of eligibility.
It requested verification of Jermeo’s school credentials from the Commission on Higher Education which, in turn, requested Far Eastern University to act on the request. FEU Registrar Grace Sipin, in her letter dated Jan. 19, 2011, disclosed that Jermeo is not listed in the files of the school.
The CSC also requested verification of Jermeo’s Career Service Professional Eligibility from the Integrated Records Management Office of the CSC in Quezon City. Result of the verification disclosed that her name does not appear in the master list of the Aug. 18, 1997 Career Service professional Examination.
Jermeo’s records show that she claimed to pass the Career Service Professional Examination with a rating of 81.30 percent on Aug. 18, 1997 in Quezon City, as indicated in her Personal Data Sheet. She also indicated in her PDS that she graduated from Far Eastern University.
Jermeo used her alleged eligibility and educational attainment to support her appointment dated June 22, 1998 for the position of Records Officer 1 in the City Mayor’s Office in Bacolod City.
The CSC found enough ground to conduct a preliminary investigation on the basis of the result of the verification of Jermeo’s school records and eligibility.
In an Order dated April 26, 2013, it directed Jermeo to submit her counter-affidavit within five days from receipt of the Order, but she failed to do so.*CGS