Qualified government employees will have another reason to rejoice this holiday season, as a new administrative order (AO) signed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte will provide them with a one-time service recognition incentive (SRI) worth PHP10,000.
AO No. 45, which was signed by Duterte on December 24, follows the execution of Joint Resolution 4, which was signed on June 17, 2009, and enables the grant of incentives to honor an employee’s devotion to government service and contributions to the agency’s continued viability.
AO No. 45 further emphasizes the importance of providing fair incentives and assistance to government employees who are affected not just by the epidemic but also by numerous natural disasters.
Civilian employees in national government agencies (NGAs), including those at state universities and colleges (SUCs) and government-owned or controlled businesses (GOCCs), will be eligible for the incentive under the AO, whether they are employed on a regular, contractual, or casual basis.
Uniformed personnel of the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection, and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology under the Department of Interior and Local Government, the Bureau of Corrections under the Department of Justice, the Philippine Coast Guard under the Department of Transportation, and the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority under the Department of Transportation.
Qualified employees will be entitled to a pro-rated share of the SRI.
|Length of Service||Percentage of Incentive|
|3 months but less than 4 months||40%|
|2 months but less than 3 months||30%|
|1 month but less than 2 months||20%|
|Less than 1 month||10%|
Employees of Local Water Districts (LWDs) may also be eligible for a one-time SRI of PHP10,000, as determined by their Boards of Directors.
The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) is directed by AO No. 45 to develop supplemental instructions in order to successfully implement the order.