Service recognition incentive for government employees this 2023
(UPDATED: DECEMBER 12, 2023)
For the second year in a row, President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. has signed an administrative order (AO) authorizing the grant of a service recognition incentive or SRI for eligible government employees. It will be released not earlier than December 15.
“The Administration recognizes all government employees for their collective and invaluable contribution to the government’s continuing efforts in pursuing the objectives, commitments, targets and deliverables under the Philippine Development Plan 2023-2028 and the President’s 8-Point Socioeconomic Agenda,” Marcos said through AO #12-2023 which was released this December 12.
Click here to read the guidelines for Service Recognition Incentive 2023.
Keep in mind that the SRI can be lower than P20,000 depending on the availability of funds for the respective national government agencies. Marcos previously mentioned that amount last month.
The President added: “Lahat ng mga Pilipino ngayon, naghihirap. So, kung ano ‘yung maitulong natin, gagawin natin (All Filipinos are suffering right now. So, in whatever way we can help, we will do it).” The practice of granting SRI every year was started in 2019 by then-President Rodrigo Duterte.
According to AO #12-2023, the following employees are eligible to receive the SRI:
- civilian personnel occupying regular, contractual or casual positions
- personnel still in the government service as of November 30
- personnel who have rendered at least a total of four months of satisfactory service as of November 30, inclusive of services rendered under any of the alternative work arrangements prescribed by the Civil Service Commission
- employees who did not receive any additional year-end benefit in 2023 over and above the benefit authorized under Republic Act (RA) No. 6686 or the Christmas bonus, as amended by RA No. 8441.
Those who’ve been employed in government service for less than four months will still be receiving SRI on a prorated basis. Those with three months of satisfactory service will get 40% of the SRI amount, those who have served for two months will get 30%, those who have served for one month will get 20%, while those who served for less than a month will get 10%.