Duterte orders gratuity pay for contractual, job order gov't workers


Posted at Dec 28 2020 06:08 PM

Duterte orders gratuity pay for contractual, job order gov't workers 1
resident Rodrigo Duterte presides over the 49th Cabinet Meeting at Malacañan Palace on Dec. 14, 2020. Karl Norman Alonzo, Presidential Photo/File

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved up tp P3,000 gratuity pay for contract of service (COS) and job order workers in the government, according to a document released on Monday.

These workers are required to report for work "regardless of the varying forms of community quarantine" to stop the spread of COVID-19 and a year-end gratuity pay "is a well-deserved recognition of their hard work," Duterte said in Administrative Order 38.

The President all COS and job order workers who have rendered at least 4 months of "actual satisfactory performance of services" as of Dec. 15 "may be granted a one-time gratuity pay not exceeding P3,000 each."

Those who rendered less than 4 months of service may be granted the gratuity pay, on the following pro-rata basis, Duterte said.

3 months or more but less than 4 moths - Not exceeding P2,000
2 months or more but less than 3 months - Not exceeding P1,500
Less than 2 months - Not exceeding P1,000

There were some 669,000 COS and job order government workers last year, said the Civil Service Commission.

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The President earlier this month approved a one-time service recognition incentive of up to P10,000 to recognize the performance of government employees this year.