When will the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) release the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017? A question some government employees kept asking after the DBM promised to start releasing the PBB 2017 in the first quarter of FY 2018.
“There is no withholding of the PBB for FY 2017. In fact, the FY 2016 PBB release is ongoing and the Memorandum Circular for the FY 2017 PBB was issued last March 9, 2017. The PBB for FY 2017 will be released starting first quarter of FY 2018,” said Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno.
The PBB is an incentive given to eligible government employees and agencies to intensify public accountability, heighten transparency, foster stronger fiscal discipline, and provide more efficient government processes.
The Budget chief said that the PBB has been effective in increasing compliance to good governance standards, instilling financial discipline, and improving performance management.
With the PBB, the agencies are now more conscious about budget utilization, as well as linking individual to office performance.
Who are eligible to receive the PBB 2017?
As per guidelines of the PBB 2017, employees belonging to the First, Second and Third Levels should receive a rating of at least “Satisfactory” based on the agency’s CSC-approved Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS).
An official or employee who has rendered a minimum of nine (9) months of service during the fiscal year and with at least Satisfactory rating may be eligible to the full grant of the PBB.
An official or employee who rendered less than nine (9) months but a minimum of three (3) months of service and with at least “Satisfactory” rating shall be eligible for the grant of PBB on a pro-rata basis corresponding to the actual length of service rendered, as follows:
The following are the valid reasons for an employee who may not met the nine-month actual service requirement to be considered for PBB on a pro-rata basis:
- Being a newly hired employee;
- Rehabilitation Leave;
- Maternity Leave and/or Paternity Leave;
- Vacation or Sick Leave with or without pay;
- Scholarship/Study Leave;
- Sabbatical Leave
Who are not eligible of PBB FY 2017?
The following employees and officials shall not be entitled of PBB 2017:
- Those who have not met the above criterion for length of service;
- Those who are found guilty of administrative and/or criminal cases by final and executory judgment in FY 2017;
- Those who have failed to submit the 2016 Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net-worth (SALN);
- Those who have failed to liquidate all cash advances received in FY 2017 within the reglementary period;
- Those who have failed to submit their complete SPMS Forms.
How much PBB can be received by an eligible employee based on his/her salary?
The rates of the PBB for each individual shall be based on the performance ranking of the individual’s bureaus or delivery units with the rate of incentive as a multiple of one’s monthly basic salary based on the table below:
|Performance Category||Multiple of Basic Salary|
|Best Delivery Unit||0.65|
|Better Delivery Unit||0.575|
|Good Delivery Unit||0.50|
The full text of PBB 2017 guidelines can be downloaded here.
When is the release date of the PBB 2017?
The DBM did not reveal the exact date of release of the PBB. Diokno, however, said that the budget department will start releasing it starting the first quarter of this year.