DepEd plans twice a month salary release for public school teachers, personnel
The Department of Education (DepEd) plans to adopt twice a month release of salary for public school teachers and other personnel.
Undersecretary for Finance Annalyn Sevilla confirmed this in a virtual press briefing on Monday.
“Once a month salary releases to DepEd personnel at the field units contributed to the issue on personal financial management of teachers,” Sevilla said.
“If the salary of personnel is released on a twice a month basis, the wide gap existing in the present set up of once a month basis shall be closer,” she added.
Sevilla also noted that “strategy of insulating our teachers from being compelled to taking out loans from the lenders.”
Sevilla said that this plan implementation will depend on the “readiness of interested SDOs to prepare their own payrolls.”
She added that this will be evaluated by the Regional Automatic Payroll Deduction System (APDS) Task Force and the Information and Communications Technology Service (ICTS).