Regular employees of the Mandaue city government can look forward in January to a P20,000 performance bonus.
In a special session last Monday, the City Council passed an ordinance for their Performance Enhancement Incentive (PEI).
About 700 regular employees will receive the benefit on top of their 14th month bonus which they started receiving last week.
Councilor Diosdado Suico who sponsored the ordinance said City Hall needs P14 million for the PEI, but so far only has P10 million in savings.
To remedy this, the City Council will pass in its next regular session another ordinance to realign P5 million from its unused personnel salary budget.
The amount is available because of unfilled positions in the city’s plantilla,said Suico.
Last December 2, the Department of Budget and Management issued a memorandum circular setting guidelines in the granting of PEI to all regular government workers.