GUV SIGNS RESO FOR CAPITOL EMPLOYEES’ BONUS
BACOLOD City – Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. has signed the resolution forwarded by the Provincial Alliance of Capitol Employees (PACE) relative to the release of the Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA) incentive bonus in accordance with Department of Budget and Management (DBM) rules.
PACE Treasurer Ruben Diamante said they are hoping that they would be able to complete the requirements so that the province can qualify for the incentive.
Diamante said the provincial government will find the right basis and that they would not break any of the regulations of the DBM in releasing their CAN bonus.
Acting Provincial Administrator Lucille Gelvolea said the provincial government is presently processing their bonus payrolls.
Gelvolea hinted that provincial employees will receive their CNA "not lower" than what they received last year.
Provincial employees last year received P40,000 each on CAN bonus.
Gelvolea previously said it is unclear if CNA cash incentives or other awards would be disbursed as they must ensure compliance with DBM regulations.
According to DBM guidelines, incentives would be available for government offices that have accomplished and implemented at least 70 percent of their programs and projects as of September 30.
Provincial Budget Officer Jose Percival Salado said they are hoping to provide funding through the Excellence in Local Governance (Excell) Awards, a program operated by the Department of Interior and Local Government.
“I will recommend that we source an additional bonus from this award. The Excell award easier to justify,” he said.
Salado added, “We are actually thinking of giving out not less than P40,000 to all employees and officials.”