The Office of the Vice-President for Administration is headed by Vice-President for Administration Nestor G. Yunque. A former Vice Chancellor for Administration of the University of the Philippines Visayas in Iloilo, he is a Professor at the UPV College of Arts and Sciences-Division of Biological Sciences.
The Office of the Vice President for Administration was created when the Board approved the reorganization of the central administration of the University. The BOR resolution stated that the Vice President for Administration shall be appointed by the Board on recommendation of the President, and directly responsible for administrative operations. The following offices and divisions were placed under the direct supervision and control of the Vice President for Administration:
1. Office of Administrative Personnel Services (OAPS)
2. Physical Plant Office (PPO)
3. Security Division
4. Property Division
5. Cash Division
6. Internal Audit Division
7. Accounting Division
On October 22, 1982, at the 954th meeting of the Board of Regents, the Office of the Vice President for Administration became the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration. The BOR assigned all the units of the OVPA under the Vice Chancellor for Administration in UP Diliman.
The position of Vice President for Administration was again created by the Board of Regents at its 1027th meeting held on December 18, 1989. The Vice President for Administration reported directly to the President with respect to the University’s administrative operations.
At the 1071st meeting of the Board of Regents on November 3, 1993, the President’s Executive Staff with the Vice Presidents as members was created. The division of work among two Vice Presidents was modified so that one would take care of the administrative and fiscal operations and the other would take charge of long-range planning for and generation of funds for development programs and projects of the University. The Offices of the Vice President for Administration and Finance and the Vice President for Planning and Development were created.
Functions and Services
Based on the delegation of authority, the Vice President for Administration has competence over the following areas of responsibility to support the UP President, in coordination with the other Vice Presidents and the Secretary of the University:
1. Appointments of regular and UP contractual administrative personnel to positions whose starting salaries are lower than that of Associate Professor 1, SG 22. These include original appointment, renewal of appointment, reappointment, transfer, permanency, promotion, reclassification, salary increase, and salary adjustment, provided, that the corresponding modification of item or position, if any is required, shall be subject to approval by the President of the University.
2. Local special detail, study leave (with or without pay), applications for privilege to study at reduced fees, vacation/sick/maternity leave, leave of absence without pay, secondment, resignation, and terminal leave of administrative personnel occupying positions whose starting salaries are lower than that of Associate Professor 1, SG 22.
3. Permission to teach after office hours on part-time basis with the University or in other institutions or to undertake limited practice of profession, and clearances of administrative personnel, regardless of rank.
4. Change of service schedule of administrative personnel, regardless of rank.
5. Transfer to other government agencies of administrative personnel, regardless of rank.
6. Authority to undertake local travel to System officials and other personnel.
7. Bonding of accountable officers.
8. Additional assignments of administrative personnel except as head of principal units or subunits and as Program Development Associates.
9. Permission to attend meetings, elections and other official activities of ONAPUP, Credit Union, All UP Workers Union, etc.
10. Permission to attend short-term conferences, training programs, and others.
Sign or countersign financial documents such as security bonds, vouchers, bank remittance debit accounts, warrants and checks, investment forms, and other instruments as part of the delegated authority from the President.
Award of contracts after bidding, with delegated authority up to Three Million Pesos (Php3,000,000) for each project; or through negotiated bidding, with delegated authority up to Five Hundred Thousand Pesos (Php500,000) for each contract.
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