Government Employees to Receive Year-End Bonuses and Cash Gifts from November 15

Qualified government employees can anticipate the arrival of their year-end bonuses and cash gifts starting November 15, as announced by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

According to a budget circular released on November 15, those eligible for these benefits are individuals who have rendered a minimum cumulative service of four months between January 1 and October 31, 2023.

Government personnel who remained in service until October 31 are automatically deemed qualified for these incentives.

The year-end bonus is equivalent to one month’s basic pay as of October 31, while the cash gift amounts to P5,000, as specified by the DBM.

The circular explicitly covers all positions for civilian personnel, regardless of their nature (regular, contractual, or casual), appointment type (appointive or elective), and work status (full-time or part-time). This includes roles in the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches, Constitutional Commissions and other Constitutional Offices, State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), and Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (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. It also extends to positions in Local Government Units (LGUs).

Additionally, members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and uniformed personnel from various entities such as the Philippine National Police, Philippine Public Safety College, Bureau of Fire Protection, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Philippine Coast Guard, and NAMRIA are considered eligible for these year-end benefits.

Furthermore, elective or appointive barangay officials and employees are also included in the coverage of the said circular.


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