Good news to all government employees.
The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) is set to release the mid-year bonus starting May 15, 2018.
According to Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, about P36.2 billion funds are allotted by the government for the mid-year bonus for the over 1.5 million government employees.
The mid-year bonus is equivalent to one (1) month basic pay as of May 15, 2018.
Who are qualified to receive the Mid-Year 2018 bonus?
All position of civilian personnel whether regular, contractual or casual in nature, appointive or elective, full-time or part-time created in the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches, Constitution Commissions and other Constitutional offices, state universities and colleges (SUCs), government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCCs) covered by the Compensation and Position Classification System (CPCS) under RA No. 6758, as amended by Congress Joint Resolution No. 1, series of 1994, and No. 4, series of 2009.
Officials and employees of various local government units (LGUs) including barangays are also among the recipients of the mid-year bonus.
Further, military uniformed personnel under the Department of National Defense (DND), Philippine National Police (PNP), Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) are also among the beneficiaries.
Guidelines of the Mid-Year Bonus 2018
Have you rendered government service enough to receive the mid-year bonus? Here are the guidelines on who are eligible to receive the compensation:
- Personnel who has rendered at least a total or an aggregate of four (4) months of service from July 1, 2017-May 15, 2018.
- Personnel who remains to be in the government service as of May 15, 2018.
- Personnel who has obtained at least a satisfactory performance rating.