Salary increase to take effect despite budget delay - DBM

SSL 5 to take effect despite budget delay says DBM

The implementation of the salary hike for government workers, military, and uniformed personnel or Salary Standardization Law (SSL) 5 would be effective January 2020 despite the delay in the signing into law of the 2020 national budget said Wendel Avisado, Acting Budget Secretary.

President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to sign the 2020 national budget before Jan. 6.

The Senate Bill No. 1219 also known as Salary Standardization Law of 2019 (SSL 5) for civilian government employees is also awaiting Duterte’s signature.

Salary Standardization Law of 2019 effective January 1, 2020
"Salary Standardization Law of 2019" (SSL V) will benefit more than 1.4 million government employees, especially those under Salary Grades 11 to 19.

The proposed Salary Standardization Law of 2019 is set to benefit government employees especially those under Salary Grade 11 to 19. It will be implemented in four tranches starting January 2020 and shall increase every year until 2023.

LOOK: SSL V Salary Schedule - First Tranche effective January 1, 2020

Under the proposed measure, the salary adjustment will be given in four (4) tranches starting in January 2020 and upon full implementation, the basic salaries will increase by a weighted average of 23.24% by 2023.

Once passed into law, it will grant the highest increase ranging from 20 to 30 percent for employees under SG 10 to SG 15. The minimum basic salary of a first level government employee will be increased to P13,000 from P11,068.

Those government workers occupying positions under SG 23 to 33 will be granted 8 percent salary increase.


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