The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) issued a Budget Circular regarding the Uniform or Clothing Allowance to Civilian Government Personnel.
Clothing Allowance amounting to PhP 6000 per Year
The previous General Appropriations Act (GAA) provides that an amount not exceeding Six Thousand Pesos (P6,000) per annum is authorized for the payment of U/CA of each qualified government employee, subject to the guidelines, rules and regulations of DBM.
Who can receive the Uniform/Clothing Allowance (U/CA)?
This Circular covers civilian government personnel occupying regular, contractual, or casual positions; appointive or elective; rendering services on full-time or part-time basis.
The following are excluded from the coverage of this Circular:
A. Military personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines under the Department of National Defense and uniformed personnel of the Philippine National Police, Philippine Public Safety College, Bureau of Fire Protection, and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology under the Department of the Interior and Local Government, Philippine Coast Guard under the Department of Transportation, and the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources;
B. Foreign service personnel of the Department of Foreign Affairs and of other departments/agencies who are stationed abroad;
C. Barangay officials and employees paid monthly honoraria; and
D. Those hired without employer-employee relationships and funded from non-Personnel Services appropriations/budgets, as follows:
- Consultants and experts hired for a limited period to perform specific activities or services with expected outputs;
- Laborers hired through job contracts (pakyaw) and those paidon piecework bases;
- Student laborers and apprentices; and
- Those whose services are engaged through job orders, contracts of service, and others similarly situated.
Rates of the U/CA
The U/CA for full-time service of government personnel shall not exceed P6,000 per annum. For each subsequent year, the U/CA shall not exceed the amount authorized under the pertinent general provision in the annual GAA.
The U/CA per annum for part-time service shall be in direct proportion to the U/CA for full-time service. It will be computed as follows:
If funds in GOCC or LGU budgets are not sufficient to implement fully the U/CA authorized for the fiscal year, the U/CA may be granted at lower but at uniform rates for all qualified personnel.
The clothing allowance is usually given in the month of April. If you want to get the downloadable copy of the DBM Budget Circular, you can check this: DBM Budget Circular.