Good news to all Bacolod City government employees as Mayor Evelio Leonardia confirmed that the city hall workers are expected to receive their Service Recognition Incentive (SRI) of P10,000 this week.
Leonardia said the city will grant the maximum amount of P10,000 to all employees occupying regular, contractual, and casual positions. This after the Sanggunian Panlugsod passed an Appropriation Ordinance for this purpose during their regular session last Dec. 23.
Aside from the SRI, Bacolod City Hall regular employees had received five types of cash incentives last November and December. These were Year-end Bonus, Performance-Based Bonus, Cash Gift of P5,000, Collective Negotiation Agreement Incentive (CNAI) of P25,000, and Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI) of P5,000.
“With this, it means that Bacolod City has given all allowable bonuses and incentives, topped by the Performance-Based Bonus given only by selected LGUs,” the mayor added.
The mayor has issued Memorandum No. 1 series of 2021, dated January 4, directing all department and office heads to process the SRI of their respective personnel. It was last December when President Rodrigo Duterte had issued Administrative Order No. 37 authorizing LGUs to grant a one-time SRI to government employees at a uniform rate of not exceeding P10,000, and shall be released not earlier than Dec. 21, 2020.