By Joann Santiago
MANILA, May 16 (PNA) — Government employees will received starting June 1, 2015 their productivity bonus equivalent to one-month salary.
Disbursement of the said bonus was stated under Executive Order No. 181 entitled “Implementation of the Provisions of the FY 2015 General Appropriations Act (GAA) on the Grant of the FY 2015 Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI) to Government Employees” which President Benigno Aquino III signed on May 15, 2015.
Only employees with permanent status, with the new ones employed at least four months before May 31, 2015, are qualified to receive said bonus.
The EO stipulates that the one-time disbursement of the one-month salary bonus will be allowed if the government agencies are able to meet at least 90 percent of their 2014 targets under at least two performance indicators namely quantity, quality, or timeliness and for at least one major final output (MFO) under “Operations.”
The agencies should have also complied with the posting of the Transparency Seal as required by law as well as complied with the posting or publication of the Citizen’s Charter or its equivalent as required under the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007.
Some PHP30.65 billion has been allocated under the 2015 national budget for the performance-based bonus of employees under the national government. (PNA)