The Makati City Council has approved an ordinance to give more than 8,000 city hall employees up to P20,000 as Service Recognition Incentive (SRI).
Mayor Abigail Binay said Ordinance No. 2022-A-168 authorizes the allocation of P163,998,000.00 for the SRI.
Also on Wednesday, members of the council approved and signed Ordinance Nos. 2022 A-168 and 2022-A-169 to grant job order employees a P5,000 gratuity pay and 25 kilograms of rice assistance.
“I would like to extend my gratitude to our city council for quickly granting the release of the additional incentive for our city employees. I hope this incentive will inspire our employees to continue to work hard in the service of our Proud Makatizens,” Binay said.
On December 16, 2022, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. signed Administrative Order no. 01, which authorizes the SRI for government employees for the fiscal year 2022.
Binay said there are 3,434 regular, 4,695 casual and 17 contractual employees who will receive the SRI.
The ordinance stipulates that an employee must occupy a casual, regular, or contractual position and is still in government service as of November 30, 2022.
The personnel must have rendered at least four months of satisfactory service, including services rendered under any alternative work arrangements prescribed by the Civil Service Commission.
An employee who has served less than four months is entitled to a pro-rated share of the SRI. For employees with three months but less than four months in service, 40 percent of the SRI; for two months but less than three months, 30 percent; for one month but less than two months, 20 percent; and 10 percent for employees less than one month in service.
Additionally, the ordinance says that the employees should have received only the additional year-end benefit in the fiscal year 2020 over and above the authorized benefits under RA 6686 and RA 8441.
Meanwhile, Administrative Order no. 03, signed by the President on December 23, 2022, will give 2,259 job order employees a P5,000 gratuity pay and 25 kilograms rice assistance.
Binay said the SRI for regular and casual employees and the P5,000 gratuity pay and rice allowance for job order employees is a welcome Christmas gift for everyone.
“We are thankful for blessings big and small, and I am sure our employees at city hall appreciate these additional gifts,” the city chief executive said.