Earlier today, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) issued Budget Circular No. 2017-4 outlining the guidelines on the grant of Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI) to government personnel. The PEI of PhP 5,000 shall be given to government employees not earlier than December 15, 2017, provided that they are still in the service as of November 30, 2017 and that they have rendered at least a total of four (4) months of at least satisfactory service as of November 30, 2017.
The said Circular covers: (1) All positions of civilian personnel, whether regular, casual, or contractual in nature, appointive or elective, full-time or part-time, now existing or hereafter created in the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches, the Constitutional Commissions and other Constitutional Offices, SUCs, GOCCs not covered by Republic Act (RA) No. 10149, s. 2011 which are under the jurisdiction of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), and LWDs; (2) officials and employees of Local Government Units (LGUs); and (3) military personnel of the AFP and the DND, and uniformed personnel of the PNP, PPSC, BFP, and BJMP under the DILG, PCG under the DOTr, and the NAMRIA under the DENR.
The PEI is among the benefits included in Executive Order 201, s. 2016. As mandated by EO 201, the PEI is meant to improve the productivity of government workers. The PEI is granted to government workers, alongside the upward adjustment of the salary schedule in the bureaucracy, and new benefits such as mid-year bonus equivalent to one month basic salary.
For the national Government agencies, an estimated amount of PhP 7.5 billion has been set aside in the 2017 Budget to finance the PEI grant of around 1.5 million workers across the national government.
Budget Circular No. 2017-4 can be accessed through the DBM website with the following link:http://www.dbm.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/Issuances/2017/Budget%20Circular/BUDGET%20CIRCULAR%20NO.%202017-4.pdf
For more information on the Department of Budget and Management, visit www.dbm.gov.ph