Around 920,073 personnel in various public elementary and secondary schools under the Department of Education (DepEd) will receive their performance-based bonus (PBB) for fiscal year (FY) 2021, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) announced Thursday.
This was after the DBM released a total of PHP11.6 billion for the distribution of the PBB to the DepEd’s teaching personnel.
In a statement, the DBM noted that as of Sept. 1, 2023, all of its 16 regional offices (ROs) have released the corresponding Special Allotment Release Orders (SAROs) and Notice of Cash Allocations (NCAs) for the FY 2021 PBB of the school-based personnel.
“The basis for granting the FY 2021 PBB is DepEd’s accomplishments for FY 2021,” the department said.
“The SAROs/NCAs have been issued after the DBM’s evaluation and validation of the required updated documents, which DepEd submitted from April to August 2023,” it added.
The DBM said the Final Evaluation Assessment for the DepEd was released by the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Harmonization of National Government Performance Monitoring, Information, and Reporting Systems in January 2023.
DBM Secretary Amenah Pangandaman said the DBM stands with the country’s educators and recognizes their extraordinary work.
“We are one with our teachers in the pursuit of the immediate release of their PBB,” Pangandaman said.
Revalidation of PBB for non-teaching personnel
Meantime, the documentary requirements for the FY 2021 PBB of non-teaching personnel under the Schools Division Offices in ROs in Metro Manila, Cordillera Administrative Region, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Eastern Visayas, Davao Region, Soccsksargen, and Caraga have been returned to DepEd for revalidation or revision, the DBM said.
The DBM said the documents were sent back due to varying concerns, such as “duplicate entries, incorrect information on the months of service, and certain personnel not found in the DepEd’s Personnel Services Itemization and Plantilla of Personnel, among others.”
“Once received, revalidated, and approved by DBM, the documents will be endorsed to DBM ROs for processing of the SARO and NCA,” it said.
The DBM Central Office is also reviewing submitted documents for the FY 2021 PBB of non-teaching personnel in eight DepEd ROs. (PNA)