Computation of Public School Teachers’ Proportional Vacation Pay for School Year 2020-2021

The Department of Education (DepEd) releases DepEd Memorandum No. 44, s. 2021 dated July 21, 2021, titled INTERIM GUIDELINES ON THE COMPUTATION OF PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS’ PROPORTIONAL VACATION PAY FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2020-2021.

INTERIM GUIDELINES ON THE COMPUTATION OF PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS’ PROPORTIONAL VACATION PAY FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2020-2021

Pending the official issuance of the school calendar for School Year (SY) 2021-2022, this is to provide the field offices the interim guidelines on the Computation of the Proportional Vacation Pay (PVP) for SY 2020-2021 for all public elementary and secondary school teachers, which is in pursuance to Civil Service Commission Memorandum Circular (CSC MC) No. 40, s. 1998 as amended by CSC MC No. 9, s. 2012.

For SY 2020-2021, each of the teachers who rendered continuous service from June 1, 2020 to July 10, 2021, shall be entitled to 59 days total of PVP from school break and Christmas vacation days, computed as follows:

Total Number of days served from June 1, 2020 to July 10, 2021405 days
Less: Number of Christmas vacation days earned from December 19, 2020 to January 3, 2021-16 days
Actual days served389 days
Multiply factorx 0.152
Total PVP earned from the number of School Break and Christmas vacation days59 days
Less: Number of Christmas vacation days-16 days
Number of School Break vacation days earned
from July 11 to August 22, 2021
43 days

Factor 0.152 shall be used for the computation of absences and PVP for SY 2020-2021. Below is the computation of the derivation factor of 0.152.

Number of Summer vacation days43 days
Add: Number of Christmas vacation days+16 days
Total PVP59 days
(Summer and Christmas vacation days)
Divided by actual days served389 days
Multiply factor0.152

Per DepEd Order (DO) No. 007, s. 2020 titled, School Calendar and Activities for School Year 2020-2021, teachers were directed to officially report to work starting June 1, 2020. Considering this, the reckoning period on the computation of the total number of days served shall commence on the said date until July 10, 2021, as prescribed under DO 12, s. 2021 titled, Amendment to DepEd Order No. 030, s. 2020 (Amendment to DepEd Order No. 007, s. 2020, School Calendar and Activities for School Year 2020-2021).

In the interim, the computation of the number of School Break vacation days is based on the earliest date of SY 2021-2022 school opening as proposed by the Department of Education to the President. Necessary adjustments on teachers’ remuneration shall be accordingly made in the event that the proposed opening of classes is declared on an earlier or later date.

This Memorandum is issued without prejudice to other benefits and other privileges that may be afforded to public school teachers during the period of the COVID-19 Pandemic, as may be allowed by law.

Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Memorandum is desired.

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