Revised Guidelines on the Transfer of Teachers from One Station to Another

In view of the forgoing circumstances, this Department hereby amends DepEd Order No 21 S. 2005 and issues these Revised guidelines on the Transfer of Teacher from one station to Another.

While efforts shall be exhausted to secure the consent of a teacher to be transferred, there are certain conditions which can validly be considered as in the exigency of the service and transfers may be made even without the consent of the teacher. These include the following:

a. When the pupil-student teacher ratio of the school is below 35:1 for Elem and 27:1 for secondary level except when the school is implementing multigrade classes;

b. When there is a considerable decrease in enrollment in certain schools arising from evacuation due to armed conflict, national disaster, resettlement of families, closure of large private firms in the area and other similar circumstances or

c. when the teacher is declared excess by the principal or school head and his or her expertise/area of specialization is needed in another school, district or division.

As such, in the event that teachers are transferred in the exigency of the service, the ff may serve as a guide in the decision on whom to transfer:

  •  Teachers who were last to be hired (Last in, First out)
  •  Non-residents of the baragay or municipality where the school is located;
  •  Residents of the barangay or municipality of the proposed recipients school or
  •  Secondary school teachers teaching subject other than their areas of specialization.


Should teachers identified in Paragraph No. 3 and 4 desire not to transfer, they shall be given additional assignment shuch as remedial and summer classes, work related to Alternative Delivery Mod, tasks concerning Alternative Learning systems and other assignments that their respective SH may deem proper.

On the other hand the ff situation should be given priority when teachers are seeking transfer to another station which is in need of additional teachers

  • When the teacher is declared excess by the SH and or his - her expertise/area of specialization is needed in another school/district/division;
  • The teacher has served for more than 5 years outside his/her home barangay/municipality.
  • The teacher is a bonafide resident of the barangay, municipality, city, or province where the school is located (RA No. 8190, Localization Law) as evidenced by the teacher's Voter's ID;
  • The teacher is joining his/her husband/wife in the same school (Ra no 4670)
  • She is a nursing mother (PD No603, Child and Youth welfare Code)
  • The teachers life is in danger due to armed conflict, hostilities or other similar circumstances in the area where the school is located.
  • He/She is in poor health condition as evidenced by pertinent medical records to that effect.

The Division Planning Unit shall ensure that the transfer of teachers in their respective divisions are properly recorded and processes in the EBEIS and its effect on pupil/student - teacher ratio is analyzed.

Anyone found guilty of violating any of the previsions of these guidelines or any part hereof shall be charged administratively pursuant to RA No. 6713 otherwise known as the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standard for Public officials and Employees and other relevant laws, rules and regulations. 

These guidelines shall be construed consistent with the Administrative Code of 1987 and with Ra No 4670 otherwise known as the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers.

These guidelines hereby amend DepEd Order No. 21 s. 2005. Other rules, regulations and issuance which are also inconsistent with these guidelines are hereby repealed, rescinded or modified accordingly.

These guidelines shall take effect immediately upon Approval

Signed by:



33 Komento ng Ulirang Guro:

Talaga po bang kapag nagtransfer ka, balik sa teacher I-step 1 P222, 588.00 ang ipapasahod sayo? Mapapasaan na po yung nabawas na amount sa dating ay salary mo bago ka magtransfer? Nagtatanong lang po. Ganito po ba ang sistema sa lahat/buong bansa?

mahirap tlga maging teacher mababa na sahod . NPA pa kaya kadalasan nag aabroad na lng o dikaya sa private school nag tuturo kailangan baguhin to

@ lala emotera - hindi totoo na kpag ngtransfer ka your salary will go back down to t1 step1. Whatever ur present position and salry grade, it will be carried when u transfer. Remember that in the deped, we are binded with civil service rules and regulations na there's no demotion in terms of positions and salary grade. hope it helps u somehow.

Bakit po samin mam, inalis LAHAT ng Contractual Kinder Teachers na may Kinder Advisory na di pa permanent ang position na yun sa bawat school at ang nilagay ay yung excess teachers....PANU NAMAN KME??/Kme bang nakarank sa Kinder Position na my complete requirements (ECED units) ang magsasuffer dahil sa mga niredeploy na excess teacher dahil cla ang hahawak na ng Kinder samin just to offset the excess teachers???

true talaga yan na pag nag apply ka ng transfer sa ibang school outside your division or region ay back to teacher 1 ka, kasi nag aaply po ako ng transfer, head teacher ako ngayon at sabi doon sa inaaplayan ko na skol back to teacher 1 daw po ako. bakit?

true talaga yan na pag nag apply ka ng transfer sa ibang school outside your division or region ay back to teacher 1 ka, kasi nag aaply po ako ng transfer, head teacher ako ngayon at sabi doon sa inaaplayan ko na skol back to teacher 1 daw po ako. bakit?

In our Division the officer-In-charge of the office of the schools division superintendent verbally ordered her assistant to transfer all secondary school heads who stayed more than five [5] years in their present stations and be transferred in the schools they liked or preferred including all Implementing Units [UIs]. Such actions deposited a big trouble in our parts as a School Heads. According to her, no matter what color or reasons - for her just "to break the monotony." Is this reasonable? What about our plans and programs . . .especially in preparing our schools for the coming Senior High School? If we school heads are wrong of escalating this issue, we beg you sorry; but if not try to advise our Boss in ZN Division. She doesn't listen us. Thanks.

tanong ko lng po im public school teacher, me and my soon to be wife we're getting married by december next year snd she wants me to stay and live with her after our wedding and settle down for good, but i have a salary loan in city saving bank for 18 months pwede ko b bayaran in any branch ng city saving bank kpg n-approve ung transfer ko? sana makatulong po kayo s question ko

tanong ko lang po single parent na po ako gusto ko po magtransfer kung saan po ang mga anak ko dahil nursing mother po ako, pwede po ba ak magrequest for tyransfer kahit single mother ako? ano po ba pwede kong reason for this, salamat po...

Pwde po bang mag apply for transfer kahit 1 year plang ako sa service dahil sa ang magulang ko ay may sakit na hindi mo naman ina asahan na mangyayari ito from one division to another division. ako po ay rehistradong botante sa aming lugar na paglilipatan ko kasi sa malayo ako nag applay at ngayon po ay balak ko mag aply for transfer sa amin. pwde po ba yun?

tanong ku lang po pwde nba mag aply one year in service for transfer? t

Puwede naman pala na mgrequest ng transfer to another station pra sa mga anak mo. Lalo na ang pagiging nursing mother. Pero bakit parang hindi na mabigat na dahilan ito? Sabi nga "ineexpect momg mag-asawa at magkaanak, kaya dapat lang na magsakripisyo ka pra sa iyong trabaho". Yon ang sabi ng may kapangyarihan.Pero nasaan ang right ng child and youth welfare code?
All I Want is to see my children being taken good care of.

teachersask ko lang po kung panno magpatransfer from bulacan to manila? gusto kasi ng husband ko na magkasama kmi kya lng sabi sa division office ng manila back to zero daw aq means uulitin ko lahat ng process tulad ng exam, demo, interview. db ifoforward lng naman ang papers ko dapat? salamat sa mga sasagot.

good day po ako po ay napromote na teacher II sa dating school na pinagtratarabahuhan ko,ngayon nag decide po ako na magpatransfer sa school na malapit sa amin para makatipid na rin ng pamasahe,kaso ang sabi po nila ay iiwan ko ang item ko na TII yun ang condition nila kaya nung lumipat ako sa school na malapit sa amin ay teacher I ang item ko,na kung iisipin naman po ay nasa parehong division ang nasabing mga schools at actually sister school nga sila? tama po ba na bumalik ako sa teacher I at mademote ang salary ko? maraming salamat po sana mabigyan nyo ako ng kasagutan.

good day po to all of us.,i'm a teacher I,nadistino po ako sa malayong school na di naman doon ang talagang distino ko.,dito po sa amin bilang isang baguhang teacher kailangang madistino ka sa malayo para magkaroon ng chance umuwi yong mga nauna.,ang kaso nung ngpalit ng DS.nawala na po yong chance kung makalipat man lamang sa mas malapit na school dahil yong mga new hired teachers e ayaw ng pumnuta sa malayo..hirap po ang daming nahihirapan sa ganitong sitwasyon.sana po malaman ng kinauukulan ito..di ba po very UNFAIR naman.?

good day baka ,ay gusto po magpaswap im from manuel l quezn elem and im a resident of nova q.c gusto po kasi nila swap para mas mabilis daw po just me @ 09985461761...god bless us all !!!

Share ko lang po experience ko sa pagtatransfer.
Yearly nagpapatransfer ako sa school na 1 min away lang sa bahay. kasi lagi naman may permanent position especially sa subject na major ko. Tagal ko na nagpapatransfer tapos last year naghire ulit ang principal ng science teacher at kapatid nito and hinire nya. Tapos nung nakausap ko si Principal ang sabi sa akin 1. di daw kasi ako nagfollow-up.2. Qualified naman daw ang kapatid nya kaya siya ang nahire nito. 3 Suggestion nya swap kami ng kapatid nya dahil kung saan ako nagtuturo ay doon sila nakatira. ang ending di pinayagan ng Superintendent kasi di pa siya nagserve ng 5 years sa school nito. Saka ang sabi ni Principal hintay na lang daw.. MAy item ulit ngayon di na ako nagtry na magpalipat sa school na ito kasi ang sabi sa akin ng kaibigan ko sinabi "daw" ni Principal "hanggang andun sya sa skul hindi daw ako kailanman makakalipat".. Ang sakit nito diko naman kilala si principal dahil salta lang ako sa bayang ito. Kaya wala ako alam na galit nya. Saka ang napupunta doon ay puro friends nya at kilala. Hirap po ang magpatransfer ng wala ka kilala at di mo friend ang principal. Kaya lang ako nagpapatransfer dahil sayang ang pamasahe (180/day) oras pa ng byahe. tapos ang mga anak ko doon din nag-aaral. Ayaw ko na lang magreklamo baka kasi pag-initan nya ako kung irereklamo ko ang nangyari.. Share lang po ang worst experience ko.. habang buhay na di makakalimutan sa isang NAPAKA na principal. kapag nalaman nya ito for sure alam na..

tanong lang if ung isang teacher nag request to transfer xa posisyon mo taz siya ung nauna xa iyo wala ka bang right na ipaglaban ung posisyon mo para d ka malipat dun sa kanya?

tanong lang if ung isang teacher nag request to transfer xa posisyon mo taz siya ung nauna xa iyo wala ka bang right na ipaglaban ung posisyon mo para d ka malipat dun sa kanya?

Hi po sino po gusto makipag swap sa akin nagturo po aq sa Minabel Elementary School. CALAYAN CAGAYAN gusto q mag transfer po aq Quezon City.PLS txt my number..09094533265

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tanong lng po halimbawa po na sa bario ka mismo nagtuturo tapos ung 1 ay nauna sau pero di sya taga ron may right po ba ung taga baryo mismo na nakatira don na ma stay kahit ung
dahilan ng head is ned nya ung isa dahil marami ng seminar na pina atend.

pwede bang mag-transfer ang public secondary school teacher sa elementary?

Share ko lng po my experience about transfer....i feel so sad and demotivated sa sistema ng deped akala ko wala ng kinikilingan lahat ay legal base pero hindi pala... iba parin pag my kakilala ka sa taas..

they used the guidlines for excess teacher needs to redeploy so i agreed kht medyo mahirap at masakit... ang sabi kailangan m dalhin sa other school kc kulang ng 3... then pagdating m sa school my umalis na isa kc na approved na transfer nya bkit my pinayagan n mg transfer if needs nga ng 3..then there's a guidelines also for redeployment allowance of P18,000.00 also for those who fallowed the guidelines in redeployment but the division did not give it.

san po ba dapat puunta if gusto magpatransfer ng school? Thanks

good evening po,ask lang po ako this is the situation of my co-teacher naaawa po ako sa kanya dahil parang may hindi tamang nangyayari...ang school namin ay kulang ng science teacher. We have 1 science teacher pero hindi sya PLANTILLA sa school namin borrowed teacher lang from other school. According to our Principal excess daw kaming mga teachers sa school namin.I'm presently connected to Science High School na may total enrolment na 150 this school year.My co-teacher na last in sya daw ang dapat na i transfer to another school para wala ng excess. Sabi na Principal namin na dapat iwan nya ang kanyang item tapos mag apply sya ulit sa bagong item sa school na malapit lang sa amin para mabakante ang item nya at ipropose yong science teacher na bago lang na in sa isang extension school.Ang teacher na ito (science teacher)ay nakapagturo na rin sa school namin last year due to exigency of service.My co teacher is not willing to transfer to other school.Can you provide po ng legal basis about the proper procedure in the problem like this?Kasi parang may mali po.
Sana matulungan nyo po ako ako kasalukuyan pong hinaharap ang problemang ito..thank you ang God Bless..

good evening po,ask lang po ako this is the situation of my co-teacher naaawa po ako sa kanya dahil parang may hindi tamang nangyayari...ang school namin ay kulang ng science teacher. We have 1 science teacher pero hindi sya PLANTILLA sa school namin borrowed teacher lang from other school. According to our Principal excess daw kaming mga teachers sa school namin.I'm presently connected to Science High School na may total enrolment na 150 this school year.My co-teacher na last in sya daw ang dapat na i transfer to another school para wala ng excess. Sabi na Principal namin na dapat iwan nya ang kanyang item tapos mag apply sya ulit sa bagong item sa school na malapit lang sa amin para mabakante ang item nya at ipropose yong science teacher na bago lang na in sa isang extension school.Ang teacher na ito (science teacher)ay nakapagturo na rin sa school namin last year due to exigency of service.My co teacher is not willing to transfer to other school.Can you provide po ng legal basis about the proper procedure in the problem like this?Kasi parang may mali po.
Sana matulungan nyo po ako ako kasalukuyan pong hinaharap ang problemang ito..thank you ang God Bless..

hello po...ask ko po kung may math secondary teacher I from ncr region ang gustong makipag swap po sa akin sa pampanga region. ang item ko po kasi nasa pampanga pero my family stays in manila. plan A po kasi iuuwi ko sila sa pampanga but for some reasons nagka change of plan. email lang po sa akin..thanks...rjayngarcia@gmail.com

tanong ko lang po regarding deped order 22s.2013 yon po ba mga teachers na nagtransfer from other school..same dist.same division considered LAST IN? nagturo po ako ng 18 years s isang elem sch at nagtransfer s iba skul at 2 years p lang kaya ako daw po last in.. but base sa appointment ko napermanent po ako 1994.

tanong ko lang po regarding deped order 22s.2013 yon po ba mga teachers na nagtransfer from other school..same dist.same division considered LAST IN? nagturo po ako ng 18 years s isang elem sch at nagtransfer s iba skul at 2 years p lang kaya ako daw po last in.. but base sa appointment ko napermanent po ako 1994.

tanong ko lang po regarding deped order 22s.2013 yon po ba mga teachers na nagtransfer from other school..same dist.same division considered LAST IN? nagturo po ako ng 18 years s isang elem sch at nagtransfer s iba skul at 2 years p lang kaya ako daw po last in.. but base sa appointment ko napermanent po ako 1994.

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