CSC Says Regular Government Employees To Receive Year-end Bonus Starting November 15

CSC: “Depende na rin ‘yan sa executive kung meron pa silang gustong ibigay, but …”

CSC – The Civil Service Commission said that regular employees are set to receive their year-end bonus starting November 15.

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According to CSC Commissioner Aileen Lizada, the guidance provides that regular workers or plantilla position workers are entitled to a months’ worth of salary, along with a possible cash gift should it be decided upon.

GMA News reported that more than 1.7 million regular employees are expected to receive their year-end bonus.

Depende na rin ‘yan sa executive kung meron pa silang gustong ibigay, but this is really their prerogative in consultation with the DBM [Department of Budget and Management],” Lizada said.

Lizada also said that the 600,000 employees under a contract of service (COS) and job order are not eligible for the year-end bonus as they’re not recognized as regular workers.

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Based on a report, there are some 400,000 COS and job order employees under the local government units (LGUs) and some 200,000 employees under other agencies.

The release of the year-end bonus to regular employees comes as consumer prices in the Philippines have continued to increase, with inflation hitting a 14-year high of 7.7 percent in October.

Meanwhile, Manila Bulletin reported that the DBM has released more than PHP 8.5 billion for the year-end bonus and cash gift of more than 226,000 personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

According to PNP chief PGen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr., the year-end bonus is equivalent to a one-month base pay while the cash gift is PHP 5,000.

Police Brig. Gen. Bowenn Joey Masauding, the director of PNP Finance Service, said that the cash gift and the bonus will be released to PNP personnel on November 15 through their Landbank ATM Payroll Accounts.

However, he clarified that the bonus will be subjected to tax based on T.R.A.I.N. Law (Republic Act 10893 or the Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion Law) and BIR Regulations 8-2018 and 11-2018.

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