BACOLOD

Ferrer hopes lapses in giving bonus will not be repeated

VICE Governor Jeffrey Ferrer is hoping the procedural lapses made in giving the bonus to employees of the provincial government will not be repeated under the administration of Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson.

Ferrer believes the documents presented by the provincial government may be lacking, and it is the reason why it was disallowed by the Commission on Audit (COA).

Last month, the provincial legal office has filed an appeal memorandum to the COA Regional Office. The provincial government is also trying to prepare the needed documents in order to justify giving the bonuses.

In 2015, provincial government employees received P30,000 in bonuses, and P35,000 in 2016.

Board Member Rommel Debulgado, chairman of the Committee on Finance, said that provincial budget officer Jose Percival Salado has assured funds availability for the extra bonus of capitol officials and employees which will be sourced from the savings on personnel services.

However, he said they are still determining the basis for giving such bonuses. “We have the awards which was received by the Human Resource Office and Organic Farming but we are checking on its validity as basis for giving extra bonus,” Debulgado said.

He also said that the possible amount of the extra bonus would depend on the governor given the December payroll is ready. (TDE)


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