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Wednesday, 16 August 2023

P16.95B allotted to new salary hike for gov't workers in 2024 NEP 

The proposed 2024 national budget includes a substantial allocation of P16.95 billion earmarked for salary increments of government employees, under the provisions of the Miscellaneous Personnel Benefits Fund (MPBF).

Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Amenah F. Pangandaman has highlighted that the adjustments to compensation packages in the public sector may be considered starting next year.

๐˜ž๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜—16.95 b๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜๐˜  2024 ๐˜”๐˜—๐˜‰๐˜ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ต ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ,” Secretary Pangandaman said.

๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜€๐˜†๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ

In January, the last tranche of salary hikes for government employees was implemented — as mandated by Republic Act (RA) No. 11466, or the Salary Standardization Law of 2019, series of 2020. The modified salary schedule for civil personnel was implemented in four tranches, from FY 2020 to FY 2023.

๐˜๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข-๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฎ๐˜จ๐˜ข ๐˜ฌ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข ๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ด๐˜ข ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ, ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ข ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข-๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ช ๐˜ด๐˜ข ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜จ-๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด,” the budget secretary said.

The Budget Secretary earlier said a sum of P48 million has been allocated from the approved Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG) budget this year, 2023, for specialist services group to conduct a comprehensive review of the compensation and position classification system for the government sector.

๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜บ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ช ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฌ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ข ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜‰๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ธ๐˜ข ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฎ๐˜จ๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜จ๐˜ข ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ข ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ,” said Sec. Pangandaman.

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต [๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฆ] ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ป๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ,” she emphasized.


In a proactive approach to employee welfare, the DBM has also allocated P1.368 billion in the proposed FY 2024 National Expenditure Program to fund the additional P1,000 in the uniform or clothing allowance of over 1.3 million government employees.

The DBM has likewise been conducting a parallel review of the various benefits received across different ranks of the civil service to determine the need to adjust them. (DBM/PIA-Caraga)