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Marcos grants SRI, gratuity pay to government workers

MANILA, Philippines — President Marcos has granted service recognition incentive (SRI) and gratuity pay to government employees, including contract of service (COS) and job order (JO) workers this year.

The provision of additional cash inc entives for state workers was contained in Administrative Orders (AO) 12 and 13, signed by Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin on Dec. 7 by the authority of the President.

Under AO 12, workers in the Executive branch will receive SRI amounting to P20,000 each.

Qualified for the one-time SRI are civilian personnel in national government agencies, including those in state univ ersities and colleges (SUCs) and government-owned or controlled corporations (GOCCs) occupying regular, contractual or casual positions.

The incentive will also be given to Armed Forces of the Philippines, Phili ppine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology personnel.

Uniformed personnel of the Bureau of Corrections, Philippine Coast Guard and National Mapping and Resource Information Authority of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources are also qualified for the P20,000 SRI.

Civilian personnel occupying regular, contractual or casual positions; personnel who are still in government service as of Nov. 30 and personnel who rendered at least four months of satisfactory service are likewise qualified for the SRI.

As for AO 13, the President granted a one-time gratuity pay of not more than P5,000 each for COS and JO government employees who have rendered at least four months of actual satisfactory performance of service, as stipulated in their respective contracts as of Dec. 15 and whose contracts are still effective as of the same date.

COS and JOs of national government agencies, SUCs, GOCCs and local water districts are qualified to receive the 5,000 gratuity pay.

Both payments of P20,000 SRI and P5,000 gratuity pay to all qualified employees shall be given not earlier than Dec. 15.

Employees of legislative and judicial branches and other offices with fiscal autonomy may likewise be granted a one-time SRI by their respective heads at a uniform rate not exceeding P20,000 each.

The grant of SRI to employees in local government units, including in barangays, shall be determined by their respective councils.

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