Teachers, DepEd employees to get productivity pay soon

Jee Y. Geronimo

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Teachers, DepEd employees to get productivity pay soon
The budget department has released P14 billion for the Productivity Enhancement Incentive of teachers and other DepEd employees equivalent to a month's salary

MANILA, Philippines – Qualified employees of the Department of Education (DepEd) will soon receive their Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI) equivalent to one month’s basic salary.

The budget department has issued a Special Allotment Release Order to cover the release of P14 billion ($310.03 million) to DepEd for the PEI of its teachers and personnel.

Funds for the PEI will be downloaded to the DepEd regional offices. (READ: Aquino OKs incentives for government workers)

“DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro has directed its field offices to prepare the payroll of the qualified employees,” the education department said in a statement Wednesday, June 24.

Employees are deemed qualified if they have:

  • rendered at least a total or an aggregate of 4 months of service – including leaves of absence with pay – as of May 31, 2015. They should still be in the service as of May 31.
  • obtained at least a satisfactory performance rating

Employees with less than 4 months of satisfactory service as of May 31 can still get their PEI once they satisfactorily complete the 4 months before the end of fiscal year 2015. 

PEI is a component of the Performance-Based Incentive System that the government has adopted since Aquino signed Executive Order 80 in 2012.

The incentive is for qualified personnel of the following agencies:

  • National government agencies (NGA), including state universities and colleges
  • Congress, judiciary, Civil Service Commission, Commission on Audit, Commission on Election, and the Office of the Ombudsman
  • Government-owned or -controlled corporations, including local water districts, and government financial institutions
  • Local government units


*US$1 = P45.16

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Jee Y. Geronimo

Jee is part of Rappler's Central Desk, handling most of the world, science, and environment stories on the site. She enjoys listening to podcasts and K-pop, watching Asian dramas, and running long distances. She hopes to visit Israel someday to retrace the steps of her Savior.