Year-End Bonus and Cash Gift of Government Employees

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The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said on Monday that government employees will begin receiving their year-end bonus and cash gift of P5,000 on November 15, 2022.

Guidelines on the Grant of Year-End Bonus and Cash Gift

This article will highlight the Section 6 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).

The Year-End Bonus, which is equal to one (1) month’s basic salary as of October 31 and a cash gift of P5,000, will be distributed to eligible government employees no later than November 15 of the current year, subject to the following conditions:

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  • 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.

Those who have served at least four (4) months from January 1 of the current year but have retired or separated from government service before October 31 of the same year shall be granted a prorated share of the:

  • Year-End Bonus based on the monthly basic pay immediately preceding the date of retirement or separation; and
  • Cash Gift of P5,000, as follows:
Length of ServicePercentage of the Year-End Bonus and Cash Gift
4 Months but less than 5 months50%
5 Months but less than 6 months60%
6 Months but less than 7 months70%
7 Months but less than 8 months80%
8 Months but less than 9 months90%
9 Months but less than 10 months95%

Those who have worked for less than four (4) months from January 1 to October 31 of the current year and are still in government service as of October 31 of the same year are only eligible to a pro-rated Cash Gift under Section 2 of RA No. 8441, as follows:

Length of ServicePercentage of 5,000Corresponding Amount
3 months but less than 4 months40%P2,000
2 months but less than 3 months30%P1,500
1 month but less than 2 months20%P1,000
Less than one month10%P500

Personnel recruited on part-time service in one or more agencies shall receive a year-end bonus and cash gift in direct proportion to the number of hours/days of part-time services given.

Personnel on detail with another government agency will receive their Year-End Bonus and Cash Gift from the parent agency, while those on secondment would receive them from the recipient agency.

The new agency will pay the Year-End Bonus and Cash Gift of staff moved from one agency to another.

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Subject to the conditions of this Circular, a compulsory retiree whose services have been extended may be granted a Year-End Bonus and Cash Gift.

Those who have been formally charged in administrative or criminal cases that are still pending resolution are eligible for the Year-End Bonus and Cash Gift until they are found guilty by final and executory decision, provided that:

  • Those found guilty will not be eligible for the Year-End Bonus and Cash Gift in the year of the decision’s finality. The personnel must refund the year-end bonus and cash gift received.
  • If the penalty levied is just a reprimand, the employees involved are still eligible for the Year-End Bonus and Cash Gift.

Monthly basic pay refers to the monthly salary for civilian personnel, including contractual personnel; total daily wages for twenty-two (22) working days per month for casual personnel (equal to the monthly salary of a regular personnel); monthly base pay for military and uniformed personnel; and monthly honoraria for barangay officials and employees.

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The following positions and employees will be eligible for the Year-End Bonus and Cash Gift:

All civilian positions for regular, contractual, or casual personnel, appointive or elective, full-time or part-time, now existing or to be created in the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches, 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

Armed Forces of the Philippines personnel under the Department of National Defense, as well as 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.

This Budget Circular was Issued to the following:

  • Heads of Local Government Units (LGUs); and
  • All Others Concerned
  • Heads of Government-Owned or -Controlled Corporations (GOCCs);
  • Heads of Departments, Agencies, State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and other Offices of the National Government, Including Commissions/Offices under the Constitutional Fiscal Autonomy Group (CFAG).

Reference: dbm