Public school teachers, gov’t workers to receive P10,000 service incentive

MANILA, Philippines – Government employees, including public school teachers can now expect to receive an incentive worth P10,000.
Public school teachers, gov’t workers to receive P10,000 service incentive

Following the Administrative Order 19 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, a recognition incentive worth P10,000 shall be given to all qualified employees not earlier than December 20.

NOTE: For teachers, please see latest update below. Still a good news.


According to the President's order, government workers need to be rewarded for their "collective and unceasing participation in and invaluable contribution to the administration’s continuing efforts toward the establishment of streamlined government processes and more responsive delivery of public services.”

The funding source for the cash incentives shall be charged from Miscellaneous Personnel Benefits Fund under the FY 2019 General Appropriations Act for the portion of the cash incentives (P7,000.) The remaining P3,000 shall be charged from available released Personnel Services (PS) allotments for each employee. In the event the PS allotment is insufficient, a lower but uniform amount shall be paid.

The incentive will cover all civilian personnel and military and uniformed personnel. It will be applicable to all regular, contractual and casual employees who are still working in the government as of November 30 and have rendered at least four months of service as of November 30. A pro-rated share will be given to those who have rendered less than four months of service as of November 30.

Employees should have not received any additional year-end benefit in 2019 over and above what is authorized under Republic Act 6686.

Those who are exempted from the cash incentives are consultants and experts engaged for a limited period to perform specific activities, laborers engaged through job contracts and those paid on a piecework basis and student workers and apprentices. Those individuals and groups of people whose services are engaged through job orders and contracts of service are also not entitled to the incentive.

Public school teachers, gov’t workers to receive P10,000 service incentive

Public school teachers, gov’t workers to receive P10,000 service incentive

DepEd ready to process release of cash incentives

Meanwhile, the Department of Education is now ready to process the said cash incentives to its employees.

DepEd Undersecretary Annalyn Sevilla released a statement formally announcing the cash incentive. She wrote, "Now is official! DepEd will implement and process payment of Service Recognition Incentive (SRI) for qualified recipients (teaching, teaching-related and non-teaching personnel) not earlier than Dec 20, 2019, per Administrative Order No. 19, series of 2019. See notes of Sec LMB, page 1 of AO19."

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It also added the personal note from DepEd secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones saying, “Usec Anne, please start implementation of this A.O. - SLMB."

December 20 Update: Sevilla said the P7,000 SRI shall be released to all qualified DepEd employees not earlier than Dec 20, 2019 chargeable to DBM-released allotment and cash.

The P3,000 SRI shall only be released upon identification of available savings from RELEASED allotment of the entire agency. DepEd needs approximately P3B to be able to pay additional P3,000 per employee. If pooled PS savings is not enough to cover the additional P3,000, it should be UNIFORMLY divided to ALL employees of the AGENCY.

"Pasalamat pa din tayo dahil hindi naman expected itong SRI na ito. At least we have the 7k na on or after Dec 20. Let’s appreciate the effort of PRRD, cabinet secretaries who approved this incentive, OP, DBM; and all DepEd finance officers who will identify funding source for the additional 3k and they will work double/triple time to ensure this will be obligated by end of year so we can pay in cash to all employees the additional SRI even after 2020," Sevilla wrote.

— Sally, The Summit Express

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