Bacolod JO, contractual workers to receive bonus

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Mayor Evelio Leonardia has requested the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP), headed by Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, to pass an Appropriation Ordinance amounting to P21 million for the P3,000 Gratuity Pay of City Hall contractual and job order workers for 2020.

This after Malacañang announced that contractual and job order workers of government are set to receive P3,000 in Gratuity Pay as allowed by President Rodrigo Duterte.

President Duterte has issued Administrative Order No. 38 today [Dec. 28] authorizing the grant of Gratuity Pay for 2020 to Contract of Service (COS) and Job Order (JO) workers in the government.

Local government units (LGUs) are encouraged to adopt the grant of Gratuity Pay to workers whose services are engaged through COS and JO, utilizing appropriate and available funding resources from their respective local government funds, the Order read.

“All workers whose services are engaged through COS and JO who have rendered a total or an aggregate of at least four months of actual satisfactory performance of services as stipulated in their respective contracts as December 15, 2020, and whose contracts are still effective as of same date, may be granted a one-time Gratuity Pay not exceeding P3,000 each,” Duterte’s order read.

Those who have rendered less than four months may also be granted the same incentive on a pro-rata basis: 3 months or more but less than 4 months = not exceeding P2,000; 2 months or more but less than 3 months = not exceeding P1,500; and less than 2 months = not exceeding P1,000.

It can be recalled that the Bacolod City Government had already granted five types of cash incentives to its employees occupying regular, contractual, and casual positions from November to December this year.

These are the Year-end Bonus, Performance-Based Bonus, Cash Gift of P5,000, Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA) Incentive of P25,000, and Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI) of P5,000.

They are also set to receive an additional P10,000 as Service Recognition Incentive (SRI), also as allowed by President Rodrigo Duterte, this January.

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