Workers from the public sector will be looking forward to receive a service incentive grant of up to P10,000 after President Rodrigo Duterte gave his approval.
According to Administrative Order No. 37, which was signed by the President last December 18, government employees deserved to be rewarded for their collective and unceasing participation in and invaluable contribution to the administration’s continuing efforts toward the establishment of streamlines government processes and more responsive delivery of public services, especially in the midst of the public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The said incentive, which should not exceed P10,000, will be given to civilian government personnel in national government agencies, state universities and colleges, and government-owned or controlled corporations. Those employees occupying regular, contractual, or casual positions are entitled to such incentive.
Aside from them, uniformed personnel of the military, police, coast guard, fire, jail, and corrections bureau, as well as the employees of the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority may also receive the said incentive.
Meanwhile, employees in the Senate, House of Representatives, judiciary, Office of the Ombudsman and other constitutional offices vested with fiscal autonomy may also be granted with a one-time incentive at a uniform rate not exceeding P10,000.
Qualified government employees will receive the said incentive not earlier than December 21.
Others may receive a pro-rated amount
To be able to qualify to the service incentive grant, an employee must be in the government service as of November 3, 2020 and should have rendered a total or an aggregate of four months of satisfactory service, as of November 30, 2020.
Those who have rendered less than four months of total or aggregate government services are still entitled to receive the subject grant, but in an amount pro-rated depending on the length of the service they rendered.
Employees who served for at least three months shall receive 40 percent while those who served for at least two months will get 30 percent.
Meanwhile, at least one month of service will grant an employee with 20 percent of the incentive and while serving for less than a month will still receive 10 percent.