An official of the Department of Education (DepEd) assured that the salary increase as mandated by law for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 will be granted to both teaching and non-teaching employees of the agency once the official instruction from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has been issued.
DepEd Undersecretary for Finance Annalyn Sevilla, in a Facebook post, gave updates on the financial benefits for teachers and other staff of the agency – particularly on the salary increase.
“The increase in salary is an assured benefit as approved in the budget law for 2021,” Sevilla said. “We are just waiting for the circular and official instruction from DBM,” she added.
Pending the issuance of the DBM on the grant of salary increase for 2021, Sevilla said that the “payroll for January 2021 shall still be the present or existing salary rate.” This, she explained, will be “per salary grade and step corresponding to the position” as of December 2020.
Sevilla said that the Notice of Salary Adjustment (NOSA) to effect the new or increased salary rate “shall be processed and issued to each regular employee of DepEd once we receive the official instruction” from the DBM.
The increase in salary, Sevilla said, is effective January 2021. “The salary increase we should receive starting January until we are able to release NOSA shall accumulate and become ‘salary adjustment payable’ to employees,” she added.
Sevilla noted that the salary adjustment due to each employee shall be given once “there is instruction and funding cover” coming from the DBM. “We should understand that there are processes for salary increase to take effect and pay at the beginning of the year,” she ended.