Government Ensures No Delays in PBB and PEI Despite System Suspension

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced on Monday that the processing of bonuses for government employees will continue without delay. This comes despite a recent suspension of the government’s performance rating system by the President.

Karlo Nograles, the chairman of the CSC, explained that many government agencies are actively submitting their required documents for the Performance Based Bonus (PBB) and the Productivity Enhancement Incentives (PEI). These submissions are for the year 2022 and are part of a broader review to improve guidelines for future evaluations.

“We are currently in the middle of gathering all the needed requirements for the PBB for 2022,” Nograles said during a press conference. He remains optimistic, stating, “With the ongoing submissions and the six-month review period set by Malacañang, I believe we will have the new guidelines ready on time, and agencies will be clear on their qualifications for the bonuses.”

The recent suspension targeted the Results-Based Performance Management System (RPMS) and the Performance-Based Incentive (PBI) System. These systems are under review to eliminate any overlap and streamline processes to enhance efficiency within government operations.

Executive Order 61 was issued by President Marcos, pausing the implementation of several related orders and launching a review to align the RPMS and PBI System with both national and international standards. This order aims to simplify procedures and ensure they meet the best practices for ease of doing business.

A Technical Working Group (TWG) has been established to oversee this review. The TWG is expected to produce a detailed report and recommendations within six months. Additionally, they must present a transition plan for the 2023 fiscal year’s PBB within three months.

Chairman Nograles also encouraged all government agencies with concerns or suggestions about the review process to come forward. He emphasized the importance of feedback in shaping a robust and efficient performance incentive system for government employees.