Malaybalay council OKs P21.14-M extra 2012 incentives

MALAYBALAY CITY (Bukidnon News.Net/22 January) The Malaybalay City Council passed an urgent ordinance Tuesday approving P21.14 million additional “productivity enhancement incentives” (PEI) for officials, employees, and barangay workers.

The city council approved P8.4 million for 560 regular employees including elected officials; P9.85 million for job order employees, and P2.9 million for barangay workers.

City Councilor Melchor Maramara, member of the city council’s finance committee, said the additional PEI is charged against the savings from personal services last year.

Maramara in his committee report said the release of additional PEI shall be pursuant to Department of Budget and Management (DBM) budget circular 2012-3 on November 29, 2012.

Each of the 560 regular employees will receive additional P15,000. In December, they already received P25,000 bringing the total PEI to P40,000 – the same amount released in 2011.

The job order employees will get additional PEI for a maximum of P7,500. Maramara said the exact amount depends on their yearend performance evaluation. A top performing job order employee could get a total of as much as P20,000 – with P12,500 already released in December.

Community workers in the city’s 46 barangays will also get additional incentives.

Each barangay chair, baranagay kagawad, and Sanguniang Kabataan (SK) president will receive P2,000.

Barangay health workers, hilots (traditional health workers), tanods, purok presidents, record keepers, nutrition scholars, and women’s federation presidents, Special Cafgu Active Auxillary (SCAA) and members of special bodies will be given P500 each.

In a Department of Budget and Management statement on December 12, posted in www.gov.ph, the PEI is described as an “across-the-board bonus” that is distributed annually to qualified government employees, the amount of which will depend on savings generated by the national government. This year, the PEI for each employee will amount to P5, 000, regardless of rank or function.

The local government employees and personnel in government-owned or -controlled corporations (GOCCs) that are under the DBM’s supervision can also receive the bonus, the DBM added.

Budget Sec. Florencio Abad said in the website that PEIs of LGUs will be charged against their respective operating funds.

“PEI rates in LGUs are determined by the respective sanggunian to fit the LGU financial capabilities, and are subject to personal services limitations in local government units,” he added. (Bukidnon News.Net)