Hard work will soon paid off for government employees. As per the order issued by President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., government workers are set to receive service incentive and one-time rice allowance.
According to the order, the service recognition incentive (SRI) will be a one-time grant at a uniform rate not exceeding P20,000 for employees in the executive department.
Who are entitled to receive the P20k service recognition incentive?
As per the order, the following executive department personnel are entitled to the incentive:
- Civilian personnel in national government agencies, covering those in state universities and colleges, and government-owned or controlled corporations
- Regular, contractual, or casual employees
- Members of the military and the police
- Fire and jail personnel under the Department of the Interior and Local Government
- Personnel from the Bureau of Corrections, Philippine Coast Guard, and National Mapping and Resource Information Authority
“Employees of both houses of Congress, the Judiciary, Office of the Ombudsman, and Constitutional offices may likewise be granted a one-time [service recognition incentive] by their respective heads of offices at a uniform rate not exceeding P20,000,” the order said.
Employees at LGUs, including those in the barangays, may also receive SRI depending on the financial capacity of the local government units and subject to restrictions in their budgets under the Local Government Code of 1991.
Based on the order, “the incentive for NGAs, SUCs, and military and uniformed personnel will be funded by the available released Personnel Services (PS) allotment under Republic Act No. 11639 or the 2022 national budget.”
Who are entitled to receive the one-time rice allowance?
According to the order, the following are entitled for the one-time rice allowance:
- Government personnel including civilian personnel in NGAs, SUCs, GOCCs, government financial institutions (GFIs)
- Government instrumentalities with corporate powers
- Government corporate entities occupying regular, contractual or casual positions
- Personnel in the military, police, fire and jail units and facilities, as well as BuCor, PCG, and NAMRIA employees.
- Individuals and groups of people whose services are engaged through job orders (JO), contracts of service (COS) or other similarly situated working arrangement defined under a Commission on Audit’s circular order.
The Contingent Fund established by Republic Act No. 11639 will provide funding for the rice support for NGAs, the military, and uniformed employees.
Meanwhile, the assistance for GOCCs will be paid out of their approved operating budgets for fiscal year 2022.
Source/s: GMA news, ABS-CBN news