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Starting May 15, entitled employees of government agencies will be receiving their mandatory mid-year bonus. This is under Section 5 of DBM Budget Circular No. 2017-2 mandate called ‘Rules and Regulations on the Grant of the Mid-Year Bonus for FY 2017 and Years Thereafter. The mid-year bonus for government employees is the equivalent for their one month salary. Are you a government agent or someone in the family is? If yes then here are the guidelines for the mid-year bonus of 2019;

  • The employee must have at least worked for a minimum of 4 months
  • The employee must be currently working for the government agency
  • The employee must have satisfactory performance for three months

Please be guided that employee who is no longer connected with the government agency will have no mid-year bonus. To add, part-time employees’ mid-year bonus will be in proportion for their ‘part-time services rendered.’ The government agency employee who transferred to a new government office shall have a mid-year bonus but will be shouldered by their new government agency. Government agency employees who have administrative or criminal charges against them will still receive mid year-bonus until they are found guilty. However, they will not receive the mid-year bonus if;

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  • There is already a final decision in which case they will have to refund the mid-year bonus given to them

What is the coverage for the mid-year bonus and who is covered?

  • Department Head, Agencies, National Government Offices employees, State Universities and Colleges, Commissions, Offices of the Constitutional Fiscal Autonomy Group (CFAG)
  • GOCCs or Government-Owned or Controlled Corporations Heads
  • LGU or Local Government Units Heads

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All these are covered whether their type of employment is regular, contractual, casual, elective, appointive, full time or part-time. Other types of government employment included are military personnel, Philippine National Police personnel, and other typ0es of government agencies.


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