Maagang pamasko ang naghihintay sa mga kawani ng gobyerno matapos ianunsyo ng Department of Budget and Management (DBM) na makakatanggap ang mga ito ng karagdagang limang libong pisong Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI) bago mag ika-15 ng Disyembre.
Ayon sa inilabas na pahayag ng DBM, humigit kumulang 1.5 bilyong mangagagawa ng gobyerno ang makakatanggap ng naturang insentibo.
“For the national government agencies, an estimated amount of P7.5 billion has been set aside in the 2017 Budget to finance the PEI grant of around 1.5 million workers across the national government,” sabi ng DBM.
“The PEI of P5,000 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 months of at least satisfactory service as of November 30, 2017,” dagdag pa nito.
Ang naturang Budget Circular No. 2017-4 ay inilabas ng DBM nitong lunes. Ayon sa nasabing circular, ang PEI ay inaasahang matatanggap ng mga sumusunod na miyembro ng hanay ng gobyerno.
“All positions of civilian personnel, whether regular, casual, or contractual in nature, appointive or elective, full-time or part-time, now existing or created in the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches, the Constitutional Commissions and other Constitutional offices, State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), and GOCCs not covered by Republic Act 10149
Officials and employees of local government units
Military personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Department of National Defense, and uniformed personnel of the Philippine National Police, Philippine Public Safety College, Bureau of Fire Protection, and Bureau Jail Management and Penology under the Department of Interior and Local Government, Philippine Coast Guard under the Department of Transportation, and the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources
As mandated by EO 201, the PEI is meant to improve the productivity of government workers.”
Dagdag pa ng DBM, ang PEI ay karagdagang insentibo maliban sa una ng naipangakong adjustment sa sahod, mga bagong benepisyo gaya ng mid-year bonus na katumbas ng kanilang buwanang sahod.