Davao City workers to get additional P10,000 bonus

ON TOP of the P25,000 bonus, Davao City government employees are also set to receive P10,000 one-time service recognition incentive (SRI).

The 19th City Council, on Thursday, December 5, passed a resolution enacting an ordinance granting SRI to all personnel of the city government for fiscal year 2019.

The resolution is pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Order No. 10 (A.O. 19) series of 2019, signed by President Rodrigo Duterte in December 2.

Under AO 19 the grant of the one-time incentive sought “to recognize and further encourage the unwavering commitment and dedication of government employees in performing their work, their continued support and collaborative efforts in the delivery of services to the public, as well as their diligence in the effective and efficient performance of their respective functions.”

Councilor Bai Cassandra Advincula, committee on finance, ways and means and appropriations vice chairperson, said the resolution was based on the signed AO.

She said Section 6 of AO 19 provides the grant of the SRI to local government unit (LGU) employees, including those in the barangays, who shall be determined by their respective City Council depending on the local government unit’s (LGU’s) financial capacity.

Advincula, the proponent of the resolution, said the granting of the SRI was certified as urgent by the Office of the City Mayor.

The councilor said the City Budget has allocated an amount of P27.98 million for the SRI sourced from the Personal Service Savings of the City Government.

However, she said the granting of the SRI is subject to the following conditions: the civilian personnel are occupying regular, contractual, or casual positions; the personnel are still in the government service as of November 30, 2019; and the personnel have rendered at least four months of service as of November 30, 2019.

She also said employees who have rendered less than four months of service as of November 30, 2019 shall be entitled to a pro-rated share of the SRI.

For length of service that is three months but less than four months, they would receive 40-percent incentive; for two months but less than three months, they would receive 30-percent; for a month but less than two months, they get 20-percent; and for less than a month, they get 10-percent.

Meanwhile, excluded in the SRI are those City Hall workers who have an absence of an employee-employer relationship and whose compensations are not funded from Personnel Services. These include consultants and experts engaged for a limited period to perform specific activities or services with expected outputs; laborers engaged through job contract and those paid on piecework basis; student workers and apprentices; and individuals and groups of people whose services are engaged through job orders, contracts of services or those similarly situated.

“With this grant, makahatag ta’g incentives to encourage also atong government personnel (we could give incentives to encourage also our government personnel) to recognize their support and loyalty for serving the government, Advincula said.

She said, according to the budget officer the SRI will be distributed starting December 21.

Meanwhile, the City Council passed on Thursday, December 5, an ordinance granting P25,000 bonus to plantilla employees sourced from Supplemental Budget 2 2019, with a total amount of P902.15 million.


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