This is to inform all the government employees regarding the Year-End Bonus and the P5,000 Cash Gift. This article will highlight the two sections of the DBM Budget Circular No. 2016-4 (Updated Rules and Regulations on the Grant of the Year-End Bonus and Cash Gift for FY 2016 and Years Thereafter).
Section 3.0 Coverage of Year-End Bonus and Cash Gift
This Circular shall apply to the following positions and personnel:
3.1 All positions for civilian personnel whether regular, contractual, or casual in nature, appointive or elective, full-time or part-time, now existing or hereafter created in the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches, the Constitutional Commissions and other Constitutional Offices, SUCs, and GOCCs covered by the Compensation and Position Classification System (CPCS) under RA No. 6758, as amended by Senate and House of Representatives Joint Resolutions No. 1, series of 1994 and No. 4, series of 2009; and in LGUs; and
3.2 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 of the Department of the Interior and Local Government; Philippine Coast Guard of the Department of Transportation and Communications; and National Mapping and Resource Information Authority of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Section 4.0 Exclusion of Year-End Bonus and Cash Gift
The following are excluded from the coverage of this Circular:
4.1 Government personnel from agencies, including GOCCs, that are exempted from RA No. 6758, as amended, as expressly provided in their respective enabling law or charter, and are actually implementing their respective CPCS approved by the President of the Philippines;
4.2 Government personnel from GOCCs covered by the CPCS established by the Governance Commission for GOCCs and approved by the President of the Philippines pursuant to RA No. 10149; and
4.3 Those hired without employer-employee relationships and funded from non-Personnel Services appropriations/budgets. Said individuals may include, but not limited to, the following:
- Consultants and experts hired for a limited period to perform specific activities or services with expected output;
- Laborers hired through job contracts (pakyaw) and those paid on piecework basis;
- Student laborers and apprentices; and
- Individuals and groups of people whose services are engaged through job orders, contract of services, or others similarly situated.
The Year-End Bonus equivalent to one (1) month basic pay as of October 31 and Cash Gift of P5,000 shall be given to entitled government personnel not earlier than November 15 of the current year, subject to the following conditions:
- Personnel has rendered at least a total or an aggregate of four (4) months of service from January 1 to October 31 of the current year; and
- Personnel remains to be in the government service as of October 31 of the same year.