Press secretary Angel Demapan, in an interview yesterday, said these mergers and transfers are intended to take effect by the start of fiscal year 2012 on Oct. 1.
He said when DPS and Corrections merge, Public Safety Commissioner Ray Mafnas will remain as the head of both offices.
Besides the transfer of offices under DCCA to the Indigenous Affairs Office, there may be other agencies that will be transferred to DCCA.
These mergers and transfers were among the recommendations by independent firm Management Analysis Inc. that conducted a desk audit on DCCA and DPS last year.
The merger of DPS and Corrections will come seven years after Fitial’s predecessor, Juan N. Babauta, separated the two.