MANILA—The President signed Administrative Order No 2 authorizing the grant of gratuity pay to job order and contract service workers in government.
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte approved a Php 2,000 bonus for job order and contract of service workers in government during the Dec. 5, 2016 Cabinet meeting in Malacanang.
“Granting a gratuity pay,” states the Administrative Order No 2, “is a well-deserved recognition of their hard work.”
Unlike regular employees, job order and contract of service workers do not enjoy government benefits such as the midyear and yearend bonuses, performance bonus and personnel economic relief allowance (PERA).
Administrative Order No 2 states that “all workers whose services are engaged through job order and contract of services and who have tendered a total or an aggregate of at least four (4) months of satisfactory service as of December 15, 2016 and whose contracts are still effective as of the same date, may be granted a one-time gratuity pay not exceeding Php 2,000 each.”
“Those who have rendered less than four (4) months of satisfactory service as of December 15, 2016 and with effective contracts as of the same date may also be granted the one-time gratuity pay but not exceeding Php 1,000 each,” the Administrative Order No 2 adds.
Funds needed to implement the President’s order will be sourced from the agencies’ respective maintenance and other operating expenses.
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) recognizes the government practice of engaging the services of job order and contract of service workers.