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Updated Guidelines on the Grant of the Year-End Bonus and Cash Gift

Guidelines on the Grant of the Year-End Bonus and Cash Gift

In line with the DBM Circular No. 2016-4, the Year-End Bonus equivalent to one (1) month basic pay as of October 31 and Cash Gift of P5,000 shall be given to entitled government personnel not earlier than November 15 of the current year, subject to the following conditions:

Personnel has rendered at least a total or an aggregate of four (4) months of service from January 1 to October 31 of the current year; and

Personnel remains to be in the government service as of October 31 of the same year.

Those who have rendered at least a total or an aggregate of four (4) months of service from January 1 of the current year but who have retired or separated from government service before October 31 of the same year shall be granted within the month of retirement or separation, a prorated share of the: a) Year-End Bonus based on the monthly basic pay immediately preceding the date of retirement or separation; and b) Cash Gift of P5,000, as follows:

Length of Service Percentage of the Year-End Bonus and Cash Gift
4 Months but less than 5 months 50%
5 Months but less than 6 months 60%
6 Months but less than 7 months 70%
7 Months but less than 8 months 80%
8 Months but less than 9 months 90%
9 Months but less than 10 months 95%

Those who have rendered a total or an aggregate of less than four (4) months of service from January 1 to October 31 of the current year and are still in government service as of October 31 of the same year, shall be entitled solely to a pro-rated Cash Gift pursuant to Section 2 of RA No. 8441, as follows:

Length of Service Percentage of 5,000 Corresponding Amount
3 months but less than 4 months 40% P2,000
2 months but less than 3 months 30% P1,500
1 month but less than 2 months 20% P1,000
Less than one month 10% P500

Read DBM Circular No. 2016-4 for your reference as well.

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