Teachers acknowledge DEPED pronouncement on bonus
The Department of Education (DepEd) yesterday announced that the performance-based bonus (PBB) for teachers may be released next. The DepEd last week submitted the requirements to Department of Budget and Management (DBM), thus the processing of said incentive started early this week.
The TDC acknowledges the response of both the DepEd and the DBM since according to the group, this PBB is for their performance during fiscal year 2012 and it should have been released on the first quarter of the year. The group held a series of dialogues with representatives of the said agencies that started December last year.
TDC however said that while they work to expedite the release of PBB, they still we believe that the scheme used by the government to reward the performing employees is defective and needed to be reviewed and amended.
The PBB is an incentive granted by the government to public school teachers and other employees under President Aquino’s executive order number 80, signed in July last year. It is a merit-based incentive system that would give the employees of the government a cash bonus ranging from P5, 000 to P35, 000 depending on their and their agency’s performance. The TDC however remained apprehensive of the scheme which they describe as “deceptive and unfair.”
July 17, 2013
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