Performance-Based Bonus is part of the Performance-Based Incentives System, a breakthrough program launched by the Aquino administration in 2012 to reward exemplary public service.
Who will have the chance to receive Php5,000 to Php35,000 as their PBB? Will all DepEd employees, teachers, and personnel qualify for the incentive system by the Aquino administration?
The Department of Education (DepEd) releases the guidelines on the granting of Performance Based Bonus (PBB) for its personnel, based onExecutive Order No. 80, s. 2012, signed by President Benigno S. Aquino III. The guidelines took effect on February 28, 2013. (EO 80, directing the adoption of a performance-based incentive system for government employees.)
Those who have qualified from the Central Office (CO), Regional Offices (ROs), Division Offices (DOs) and attached agencies, shall be further evaluated based on the said guidelines and on their individual performance.
As for teaching and non-teaching personnel of the schools, there will be no individual ranking at the school level. Thus, the performance category of the school shall determine the level of PBB that each employee will receive.
Furthermore, DepEd employees who are recipients of awards such as the Literacy Awards and national awards from the Civil Service Commission and Metrobank Foundation in FY 2012, are guaranteed beneficiaries of the P 35,000.00 bonus—the highest incentive level of PBB.
In a recent issuance, however, by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the department still has to submit the requirements for the PBB release. As of March 2013, only the Department of Health (DOH) has complied with the requirements.
Based on latest updates about the issue, DepEd will be providing PBB to 600,000 public school teachers, principal, and all its employees based on the following:
- National Achievement Test (NAT) results of the school
- Capacity to liquidate the maintenance and other operating expenses of the school (MOOE)
- Drop-out rate
In addition to this, the DBM has also disproved the rumors indicating that government employees will only be receiving Php 10,000 in March 2013. DepEd will also be starting their assessment on schools this April 2013 and it is expected that the PBB will be issued before June 2013.
This PBB will also let schools, offices and other government agencies perform better and maximize their efforts in providing services to the people.