It will be a merrier Christmas for Bacolod City Hall employees after Mayor Evelio Leonardia confirmed that they will receive an additional P30K bonus.
In a press release, the Mayor confirmed that officials and personnel of the city will receive next week an additional bonus of P30,000 – Collective Negotiation Agreement Incentive (CNAI) amounting to P25,000, and Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI) amounting to P5,000.
Under the budget circular of the DBM, both incentives shall be released not earlier than Dec. 15, 2020.
“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,” Leonardia said.
Based on the request of Leonardia, the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP), headed by Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, has passed during their regular session yesterday [Dec. 9] Appropriation Ordinance No. 14 series of 2020 appropriating P33 million for the grant of CNAI.
Under the DBM Budget Circular No. 2020-5 dated Nov. 4, 2020, each qualified employee shall receive a maximum amount of P25,000 as a one-time CNAI for the year.
Qualified employees include regular, contractual, and plantilla casual, including retirees and newly hired personnel as determined by the Bacolod City Government Employees Union (BCGEU)
Leonardia has issued Memorandum Order No. 120 directing all City Hall department and office heads to process the PEI of all their qualified employees. The grant of PEI has already been institutionalized based on the DBM budget circular.
Under the DBM Budget Circular No. 2017-4 dated Dec. 4, 2017, employees who have rendered at least a total or aggregate of four months as of Nov. 30, 2020 shall be entitled to a PEI of P5,000. Those who have rendered less than 4 months shall be entitled to a “pro-rated” PEI.
The CNAI and the PEI are on top of the 14th month bonus and P5,000 cash gift that the qualified City Hall employees have received last November.