Beng orders release of half year-end bonus on May 4 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 27 April 2015 13:42

By SHEILA COVARRUBIAS

Mayor Beng Climaco has instructed Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde, members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, all department heads and technical/vocational school heads under the City Government to ensure payment of the advance of one half of the year-bonus and cash gift of city employees for  2015 on Monday, May 4.

In a memorandum dated April 20, 2015, the mayor cited Budget Circular 2010-1 of April 28, 2010 of the Department of budget and Management as the basis for her directive. The circular states that the advance one half of the year-end bonus and cash gift for 2015  shall be granted not earlier than May 1, 2015 based on the monthly basic pay as of April 30, provided that the employee has rendered at least a total or an aggregate of 4 months of service including leaves of absence with pay, from January 1 to April 30 of the same year, regardless of whether or not he/she would still be in the service as of Oct. 31 of the same year.

The mayor in the same memorandum has advised all departments and offices under the City Government to prepare their payroll as soon as possible to facilitate the processing of the obligation Request (OR) of their respective payrolls.

Mayor Climaco said the heads of departments shall be held responsible and personally liable for any grant of benefit authorized not in accordance with the circular, without prejudice, however, to the refund of any payment or excess payment by the official or employee concerned.

The disbursement of funds shall also be in accordance with the usual accounting and auditing rules and regulations, the memorandum added. — Sheila Covarrubias