The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released PhP14 Billion for the Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI) to the Department of Education (DepEd). Eligible DepEd employees shall receive a one-time PEI equivalent to one month basic salary, pursuant to Executive Order 181, s. 2015.
DepEd has complied with all the conditions stipulated under Section 4 of EO 181, s. 2015. DBM has recently issued the Special Allotment Release Order (SARO) to cover the release of funds for the grant of the PEI for fiscal year 2015. The said funds are being downloaded to DepEd regional offices. DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro FSC has directed its field offices to prepare the payroll of the qualified employees.
As stated in EO 181, s. 2015, qualified employees refer to those who “have (1) rendered at least a total or an aggregate of four (4) months of service as of May 31, 2015, including leaves of absence with pay, and who are still in the service as of May 31, 2015; and (2) obtained at least a satisfactory performance rating.” Employees who have rendered less than four months of satisfactory service as of May 31, 2015 may still be paid the full amount of the PEI upon completion of the four months and satisfactory service rating requirements before the end of FY 2015.