Public school teachers are not entitled to anniversary bonus this year

Public school teachers are not entitled to anniversary bonus this year

Public school teachers are not entitled to the Department of Education (DepEd) anniversary bonus this year, because it is only given every five years. The last time it was given was in 2018, Annalyn Sevilla, DepEd Undersecretary for Finance-Budget and Performance Monitoring clarified.

FROM USEC Annalyn Sevilla,
I was recently asked on the veracity of the list of benefits and allowances that are due to be paid to all DepEd employees on or before November 15, 2019. Apparently, several FB pages have posted a list of “upcoming releases from DepEd”. So here is my response:

“What is confirmed to be paid are the following:
  1. Year-end Bonus (equivalent to one month salary and to be given on or after Nov. 15);
  2. P5,000 Cash Gift (on or after Nov. 15); and
  3. Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI) in the amount of P5,000 (to be given not earlier than Dec. 15) per DBM Circular 2017-4 and EO 201, s. 2016
READ: PBB updates from Usec Sevilla as of September 29

The next DepEd Anniversary Bonus will be paid in June 2023. This is given only during a milestone year which is every 5 years, the last payment of Anniversary Bonus was on 2018.

Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) is not an automatic benefit. It is based on validation and qualification of the Department’s performance for the past year. 

Right now, our PBB application is undergoing review/validation for qualification. Central office units are complying with the initial findings and/or request for additional info/data/reports. 

In the previous years, even if DepEd does not qualify in the PBB, the Deped administration requested to DBM to grant the PBB of teachers and such was granted. Let’s wait for the results and hope that not only teachers are granted PBB, but the whole DepEd family na, including teaching-related and non-teaching positions.”

For reference/info of all concerned DepEd employees. Happy Sunday!