As posted in Official Gazette- AO 20, s.2020
Administrative Order No. 20, s. 2019
..and news article:
Duterte approves 2019 gratuity pay for job order, contractual workers in gov’t
Published January 16, 2020 10:15 AM
President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the release of funds to cover the gratuity pay of job order and contractual workers in government for last year.
Duterte signed Administrative Order 20 on January 10, a copy of which was released by Malacañang on Thursday.
According to the AO, all job order and contractual workers who have rendered at least four months of “satisfactory performance of services” as of December 15, 2019 may receive a gratuity pay not exceeding P3,000 each.
The gratuity pay for those who have rendered less than four months of service is as follows: not exceeding P2,000 (3 months or more but less than 4 months); not exceeding P1,500 (2 months or more but less than 3 months); and not exceeding P1,000 (less than 2 months).
Covered by the order are those employed by the national government agencies, state universities and colleges, government-owned or-controlled corporations and local water districts.
Duterte, meanwhile, encouraged local government units to provide gratuity pay to job order and contractual workers.
In approving the gratuity pay, Duterte acknowledged that job order and contractual workers do not enjoy benefits accorded to regular employees including mid-year and, year-end and performance-based bonuses.
“Granting a year-end gratuity pay to JO and COS [contract of service] workers is a well-deserved recognition of their hard work,” he said, adding the funds needed to implement the AO will be sourced from the respective budgets of the offices concerned.
In case of deficiency, the agencies may request the Department of Budget and Management for additional funds charged against the identified savings of such agencies, subject to the approval of the President. — Virgil Lopez/RSJ, GMA News.