Mandaue City Council approves cash incentives for employees

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The Mandaue City Council has approved the cash incentive for more than 3,000 regular and job order employees in an emergency session yesterday.

City officials and regular employees earning P10,000 and above will receive the equivalent of one month’s pay.

Regular employees earning below P10,000 and below and all job order employees will be receiving P10,000. A P5,000 cash incentive will be given to clean and green and barangay nutrition health workers.

Councilor Beethoven Andaya, proponent of the city ordinance granting additional yearend cash incentives said the amount is the same as last year.

Andaya said the cash incentive of the employees will also vary based on the city’s income.

He said they have limitations in giving out cash incentives to their respective employees.

Andaya said the city government shouldn’t exceed 45 percent from the allocated salary and cash incentive taken from personal services funds throughout the year so it won’t be disallowed by the Commission on Audit (COA).

Visminda Regino, a 48-year-old job order employee for more than 20 years, told Cebu Daily News that she is satisfied with the P10,000. She said she is overwhelmed by the early Christmas present.

Regino, a resident of barangay Paknaan, Mandaue City, said she’ll buy rice and will save up the other amount because her child will graduate in March next year.

Andaya said regular employees may also receive the so-called productivity enhancement incentives (PEI) before the year ends based on the issued Executive Order 80 issued by President Benigno Aquino III.

The order adopts a performance-based incentive system for government workers.

The PEI of P5,000 will be granted across the board, in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM)./REPORTER Jucell Marie Cuyos

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