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How to apply for a job at SSS?

The Social Security System (SSS; Filipino: Paseguruhan ng Kapanatagang Panlipunan) is a state-run, social insurance program in the Philippines to workers in the private, professional and informal sectors.

SSS provides death, funeral, maternity leave, permanent disability, retirement, sickness and involuntary separation/unemployment benefits.

Do you have what it takes to become part of the SSS Team? Are you what the SSS is looking for? If you are willing to get a job at the Social Security System, apply now! Below is/are the hyperlinked headline which you can access the available job vacancy:

READ MORE: SSS has opportunities available to apply (Application Deadline: January 16, 2023)

How to Apply

  • All interested applicants shall be given thirty (30) calendar days from the date of this announcement to submit their applications through e-mail to hrrecruitment@sss.gov.ph. Please refer to submission guidelines below.
  • All applicants shall apply to one (1) vacancy only.
  • Applicants shall fill up the following forms appropriately: (Please fill up the items as specified in TYPEWRITTEN FORM and do not leave any blanks, write N/A for not applicable items)
REQUIRED FORMS FOR APPLICATION TO ANNOUNCED VACANCIESNo. of Copies
Application Form for Promotion/Appointment
(Attached to this advisory as Annex C)
One (1) original
*Notarized CSC Form 212 or Personal Data Sheet with latest passport size picture (white background, business attire)
(Attached to this advisory as Annex D)
*Or signed/certified by Administering Officer
Two (2) original
Work Experience Sheet
(Attached to this advisory as Annex D.1)
Two (2) original

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Transcript of Records (Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree, if any) WITH a certification of graduation from the School Registrar (original copy)
    • For recently-completed educational degrees, a certification of completion of all course requirements by the School Registrar may be submitted pending the release of the Official Transcript of Records by the school.
  • CSC Eligibility (CSC-authenticated copy)
  • Bar/Board Rating (authenticated copy)
  • Bar Membership (authenticated copy)
  • PRC ID (renewed/updated) for practice of profession (authenticated copy)
  • Certificates and modules of trainings and seminars relevant to application (with indicated training hours)
  • Certificates of Employment (indicating periods of employment)
  • Official and Certified duties and responsibilities (per employer)
  • Certifications/Personnel Orders of current and previous designations, if any, relevant to applications
  • Performance Ratings for indicated required periods
  • Service Records, if any, in previous or current employment

Following may be required anytime within the period of assessment:
– NBI, Police and Barangay clearances (original copies)
– Birth and Marriage certificate (NSO copy)

Will be required in case of appointment but prior to assumption to duty:
– Medical Clearance/ Certification of Medical Fitness

Please be advised that assessment shall be based on available and submitted documents.

  1. Only those who file/submit their applications within the deadline shall be considered in the assessment of applicants for the announced vacancies.
  2. A written notice and explanation are required to be submitted immediately for a withdrawn application.

ALL APPLICATIONS SHALL BE SUBMITTED ONLY THRU EMAIL. The hrrecruitment@sss.gov.ph is the official SSS mailbox for external applications, please do not send to other email addresses.

  1. Convert accomplished Application Form and Notarized Personal Data Sheet and all supporting documents you wish to submit in separate PDF Forms: e.g. Application Form.pdf, PDS.pdf, Training.pdf, Cert. of Employment.pdf, Cert of Eigibility.pdf, Transcript of Records.pdf; etc.
  2. Create Applicant Folder with your name as folder/file name. e.g. JUAN DELA CRUZ
  3. Create sub-folder with vacancy code of position being applied for as sub-folder name. e.g. 20ARF0001. Please check if you have the correct vacancy code of the position you wish to apply to. In case of discrepancy, the vacancy code shall prevail.
  4. Attach PDF copies of the forms and all documents in the sub-folder.
  5. Email your Applicant Folder in Zipped form to hrrecruitment@sss.gov.ph with Subject: Your Name and Vacancy Code
  6. Kindly print and keep two original hard copies of the notarized Personal Data Sheet with Work Experience Sheet as these may be required for submission later.

APPLICATIONS WITH INCOMPLETE REQUIREMENTS UPON FILING SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR ASSESSMENT.

For other queries and concerns, you may contact the following SSS-HR, OPSD employees thru Tel. Nos. (632) 8709-7198:

Local 5472/6341 - Ms. Sally Magsino-Valencerina/Mr. Lorenz Francis Junsay
Local 6306 - Mr. Mike Arcena

History

President Manuel Roxas, to give relief to the people who were facing difficulties in the post-war period, called on the legislators to create a social security program in his State of the Nation Address in January 1948 but he died without passing the bill.

On July 7, 1948, President Elpidio Quirino succeeded Roxas and created the social security study commission through Executive Order No. 150. The commission drafted the Social Security Act that was submitted to Congress. In 1954, Representative Floro Crisologo, Senators Cipriano Primicias and Manuel Briones introduced bills to the Congress that were eventually enacted as Republic Act 1161 or the Social Security Act of 1954 during the term of Ramon Magsaysay. The law was also called the Social Security Law (SSS Law).

However, its implementation was delayed by objections made by business and labor groups. It was only in 1957 bills were presented in Congress creating the Republic Act No. 1792, amending the original Social Security Act. On September 1, 1957, the Social Security Act of 1954 was finally implemented under Carlos P. Garcia's term (Magsaysay died March that year).

On September 7, 1979, the Presidential Decree No. 1636 amended the Republic Act No. 1161 and extended compulsory coverage to people who identified as self-employed. The new rules which took effect on January 1, 1980. New rules allowed farmers and fisherfolks to be included in the coverage in 1992 and the year after, household helpers earning at least ₱1,000 monthly. The SSS, in 1995, covered laborers in informal sector earning the same wage monthly.

On May 1, 1997, President Fidel V. Ramos signed Republic Act No. 8282, also known as Social Security Act of 1997. The law amended the SSS and provided better benefit packages, expansion of coverage, flexibility in investments, stiffer penalties for violators of the law, condonation of penalties of delinquent employers, and the establishment of a voluntary provident fund for members.

SSS transferred the administration of its Medicare program, which gave benefits for the healthcare purposes of members, to the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) when Republic Act No. 7875 or the National Health Insurance Act of 1995 was enacted. In 2017, about 2.2 million people receiving pension from the SSS saw their take-home benefits increased by ₱1,000 with the approval of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Starting with a fund of ₱500,000 from the government, SSS' total assets grew to ₱474.7 billions and served 34.2 million members in 2016. In 2018, the Republic Act No. 11199 or the Social Security Act of 2018 was passed, providing mandatory inclusion of Filipinos working domestically and internationally.
Source: SSS
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