Gov’t workers to receive P10,000 incentive for 2020

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte checks the phone of one of the members of the cabinet during the 42nd Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on October 11, 2019. Malacañang Photo

Government employees is sure to have a happy holiday season as additional incentives roll in before the year ends. Four days before Christmas Day, Malacañang announced that regular, contractual, and casual state employees will receive a service recognition incentive worth up to ₱10,000 this year.

President Rodrigo Duterte signed Administrative Order No. 37 which authorizes the release of the extra benefits.

According to the order, the incentive is meant to be a tool to “motivate” workers to become more productive as well as recognize the commitment of public servants this year despite challenges brought by the pandemic.

Employees under the Executive Department, such as those employed by national government agencies, state universities and colleges, and state-run corporations are entitled to the perk.

Military and police personnel, as well as staff and officials of the Bureau of Fire Protection, the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, the Bureau of Corrections, the Philippine Coast Guard, and the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority are also included in the list.

They must not receive any other additional yearend benefit for the fiscal year.

To qualify for the additional perk, a government worker must have served in the government as of November 30 and rendered at least a month’s work for the year. Those who worked for a total or aggregate of four months in the public sector will receive the full ₱10,000, while those who worked for a shorter time will receive an adjusted sum.

Employees who worked for three months will get 40% or ₱4,000, those who worked for two months will get 30%, and those who served for just one month will get 20%.

Those who worked for the government for less than a month this year will get 10%, or ₱1,000.

Meanwhile, those who do not have employer-employee relationship in state agencies or projects cannot receive the incentive. The incentive will be released on December 21 at the earliest.

House committees to hold hearings during break

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Spread the loveMANILA – The House of Representatives has authorized for its committees to conduct hearings during the five-week congressional break, extending until late April.