MANILA – The 2018 Year-End bonus and cash gift guidelines and date of release are stated below.
Aside from the Mid-Year bonus, the Year-End bonus and cash gift, released annually, are two of the most anticipated incentives of a government employee.
Guidelines of Grant of the 2019 Year-End Bonus and Cash Gift
For regular employees (permanent and temporary) with plantillas and barangay personnel:
The year-end bonus is equivalent to a one (1) month gross salary of an employee (1 month honorarium for barangay personnel) as of October 31, 2018. An additional Cash Gift of P5,000 shall be given to entitled government personnel not earlier than November 15, subject to the following conditions:
- Personnel has rendered at least a total or an aggregate of four (4) months of service from January 1 to October 31, 2018; and
- Personnel remains to be in the government service as of October 31, 2018.
For government employees who have rendered at least a total or an aggregate* of four (4) months of service from January 1 of the current year but who have retired or separated from government service before October 31 of the same year shall be granted within the month of retirement or separation, a prorated share of the: a) Year-End Bonus based on the monthly basic pay immediately preceding the date of retirement or separation; and b) Cash Gift of P5,000, as follows:
|Length of Service||Percentage of the Year-End Bonus and Cash Gift|
|4 months but less than 5 months||50%|
|5 months but less than 6 months||60%|
|6 months but less than 7 months||70%|
|7 months but less than 8 months||80%|
|8 months but less than 9 months||90%|
|9 months but less than 10 months||95%|
Those who have rendered a total or an aggregate of less than four (4) months of service from January 1 to October 31, 2018 and are still in government service as of October 31, 2018 shall be entitled solely to a pro-rated Cash Gift, as follows:
|Length of Service||Percentage of P 5,000||Corresponding Amount|
|3 months but less than 4 months||40%||P 2,000|
|2 months but less than 3 months||30%||1,500|
|1 month but less than 2 months||20%||1,000|
|Less than one month||10%||500|
*The total or aggregate service required from government personnel for the purpose of the grant of Year-End Bonus and Cash Gift shall include all actual services rendered while occupying a regular, contractual, or casual position in the national and/or local government, including leaves of absence with pay.
For part-time employees:
The Year-End Bonus and Cash Gift of personnel hired on part-time service in one or more agencies shall be in direct proportion to the number of hours/days of part-time services rendered.
A monthly basic pay refer to any of the following:
- monthly salary for civilian personnel, including contractual personnel;
- total daily wages for the twenty-two (22) working days a month for casual personnel (equal to the monthly salary of a regular personnel);
- monthly base pay for the military and uniformed personnel; and
- monthly honoraria for barangay officials and employees.
Source: DBM Circular No. 2016-4