The Department of Education (DepEd) on Thursday, Jan. 20, announced that its teachers and non-teaching personnel will be receiving their Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for the Fiscal Year 2020.
“We have consistently introduced reforms in our processes to help our employees provide better services to our stakeholders,” said Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones in a statement.
“I thank the whole DepEd family for contributing to these reforms and to our goal of improving our performance amidst challenging times,” she added.
DepEd said that the latest development came after the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Harmonization of National Government Performance Monitoring, Information and Reporting Systems (AO25 IATF) assessed the department eligible for the annual incentive for performing agencies.
“We hope to continue this culture of excellence in the Department as we strengthen our programs and projects for basic education,” Briones said.
In a letter of AO25 Chairperson and Department of Budget and Management Undersecretary Kim Robert De Leon, DepEd was assessed compliant in 14 of the 15 applicable indicators for the 2020 PBB.
“This is the most number of compliant indicators since the start of PBB in 2012,” DepEd said.
DepEd Undersecretary Wilfredo Cabral explained that since the start of PBB implementation in 2012, “this is the first time that DepEd got almost a 100% compliance in all of the PBB indicators.”
Cabral added that DepEd will continue its process improvement through the institutionalization of the National Quality Management System (NQMS) to meet the eligibility indicators for PBB 2021.
In its final assessment on streamlining and process improvement of agency services indicator, the AO25 IATF cited that the DepEd “embarked on developing the BE-LCP to enable basic education learners to continue learning and for teachers to deliver instruction in a safe work and learning environment amid the threat of COVID-19 .”
Meanwhile, DepEd has also requested AO25 IATF for a re-validation on the submission of Undertaking of Early Procurement for at least 50 percent of goods and services after DepEd’s PBB Secretariat assessed Central Office and all Regional Offices compliant on the said indicator, as of Oct. 15, 2021.
Meanwhile, DepEd noted that “school-based personnel are eligible for the grant of the FY 2020 PBB” subject to the result of the agency’s school-level RPMS for 2020.
“With DepEd confirmed eligible by the AO25 IATF, the DBM will facilitate the release of the bonuses,” DepEd said.
DepEd added that the school-based personnel “will be the first ones to receive their bonuses.”
It will be followed by the SDO-based personnel who are assigned in the schools comes next, followed by School Division Offices (SDOs), Regional Offices (ROs), and lastly, the Central Office (CO).
DepEd said that the DBM will download the funds to its Regional Offices (ROs), then directly releases them to DepEd ROs and SDOs to the respective personnel eligible for the grant of PBB.