Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia has issued a memorandum directing all department and office heads to speed up the processing of necessary documents for the early disbursement of the mid-year benefits of the city employees.
City Treasurer Giovanni Balalilhe said yesterday that as of now, the payrolls are being processed for submission to the City Mayor’s Office.
He said the mid-year bonus should be released on the 13 th day of May as provided by law. So starting May 15 they will start releasing the employees’ bonuses.
Balalilhe said that since the City Treasurer’s Office will be rendering duty during the May 14 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, they will try their best to release the mid-year bonuses not earlier than May 15.
The release will also depend on how fast each department processes the payrolls, he said.
Balalilhe said there will be no work on Monday, being an election day, but if the payrolls have been submitted, they will prepare the transmittal today or tomorrow so the bonuses can be released by May 15.
Only regular employees are entitled to a mid-year bonus equivalent to half of their one month basic salary and half of their year-end bonus. The rest of their bonuses will be given in November, Balalilhe said.
The Productivity Enhancement Incentive will be given in December if the city has savings, he said.*CGS
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