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FULL TEXT: Salary Standardization Law of 2019




President Duterte certifies as urgent the Senate Bill No. 1219 implementing the salary increases for government employees.

Pursuant to the provisions of Article VI, Section 26 (2) of the 1987 Constitution, I hereby certify to the necessity of the immediate enactment of Senate Bill No. 1219, entitled:

“AN ACT MODIFYING THE SALARY SCHEDULE FOR CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL AND AUTHORIZING THE GRANT OF ADDITIONAL BENEFITS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES,”




to address the need to further invigorate public service with efficiency and productivity by providing all government civilian personnel a just and equitable compensation responsive to their economic needs.

Senate Bill No. 1219

Senate Bill No. 1219

(In Substitution of Senate Bill Nos. 49, 200, 1006 and 1136, taking into consideration Senate Joint Resolution No. 3)




Prepared jointly by the Committees of Civil Service, Government Reorganization and Professional Regulation; and Finance with Senators Ralph G. Recto, Christopher Bong Go, Joel Villanueva, Juan Miguel F. Zubiri, Ramon Bong Revilla, Jr. and Sonny Angara as authors

AN ACT MODIFYING THE SALARY SCHEDULE FOR CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL AND AUTHORIZING THE GRANT OF ADDITIONAL BENEFITS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

Section 1. Short Title. – This Act shall be known as the “Salary Standardization Law of 2019”.




Sec. 2. Statement of Policy. – It is hereby declared the policy of the State to provide all government personnel a just and equitable compensation in accordance with the principle of equal pay for work of equal value. In pursuing this policy, the State shall ensure that:

(a) Differences in pay shall be based upon substantive differences in duties, responsibilities, accountabilities and qualification requirements of the positions.

(b) The compensation for all civilian government personnel shall be standardized and rationalized across all government agencies to create an enabling environment that will promote social justice, integrity, efficiency, productivity, accountability and excellence in the civil service.

(c) The compensation of all civilian personnel shall generally be competitive with those in the private sector doing comparable work in order to attract, retain and motivate a corps of competent and dedicated civil servants.

(d) A performance-based incentive scheme which integrates personnel and organizational performance shall be established to reward exemplary civil servants and well-performing organizations.

(e) The compensation scheme shall take into consideration the financial capability of the government and shall give due regard to the efficient allocation of funds for personnel services, which shall be maintained at a realistic level in proportion to the overall expenditure of government.

Sec. 3. Coverage. – This Act shall apply to all civilian government personnel in the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches, Constitutional Commissions and other Constitutional Offices, government-owned or -controlled corporations (GOCCs) not covered by Republic Act (R.A.) No. 10149, and local government units (LGUs). This shall cover government personnel whether regular, contractual or casual, appointive or elective; and on full-time or part-time basis.

Sec. 4. Exclusions. – The following shall be excluded from the coverage of this Act:

(a) Military and uniformed personnel;

(b) GOCCs under R.A. No. 10149 which shall be covered by a Compensation and Position Classification System (CPCS) established by the Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG) and approved by the President of the Philippines; and

(c) Individuals whose services are engaged through job orders, contracts of service, consultancy or service contracts with no employer-employee relationship.

Sec. 5. Position Classification System. – The following re-categorized groups of classes of positions prescribed and defined under Item (3) of Congress Joint Resolution No. 4, s. 2009 shall be maintained, i.e.: (i) Sub-professional Category; (ii) Professional Category; and (iii) Executive Category. The Index of Occupational Services, Occupational Groups, Classes and Salary Grades (IOS, for brevity) shall continually be reviewed and updated by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) in consideration of substantial changes in and complexity of duties and responsibilities of positions, work methods, skills, competencies, and other relevant factors.

Sec. 6. Compensation System. – The Total Compensation Framework established under Item (4) of Congress Joint Resolution No. 4, s. 2009, consisting of the following components, shall continue to be adopted:

(i) Basic Salaries including Step Increments;

(ii) Standard Allowances and Benefits;

(iii) Specific-Purpose Allowances and Benefits; and

(iv) Incentives

Sec. 7. Salary Schedule, including Step Increments. – The modified Salary Schedule for Civilian Personnel, to be implemented in four (4) tranches, shall be as follows:

First Tranche

Salary GradeStep 1Step 2Step 3Step 4Step 5Step 6Step 7Step 8
111,55111,64711,74511,84311,94212,04212,14312,244
212,27612,36912,46412,56012,65712,75412,85212,950
313,01913,11913,22013,32213,42413,52713,63113,736
413,80713,91414,02014,12814,23614,34514,45614,567
514,64114,75414,86714,98115,09615,21215,32915,446
615,52415,64315,76315,88416,00716,12916,25316,378
716,45816,58516,71316,84116,97017,10117,23117,364
817,50517,66317,82317,98418,14618,31018,47618,643
918,76318,92019,07819,23819,39919,56119,72519,890
1020,21920,38820,55820,73120,90321,07921,25421,432
1122,31622,60022,88923,18123,47723,77824,08224,391
1224,49524,77925,06725,35825,65325,95226,25426,560
1326,75427,06727,38327,70328,02828,35628,68829,025
1429,27729,62129,96930,32230,67831,03931,40531,775
1532,05332,43132,81433,20233,59433,99134,39334,801
1635,10635,52235,94336,36936,80137,23837,68138,128
1738,46438,92239,38539,85440,32940,81041,29641,789
1842,15942,66243,17243,68744,21044,73945,27445,816
1946,79147,53048,28149,04449,82050,60851,41052,224
2052,70353,53754,38655,24856,12557,01657,92158,841
2159,35360,29661,25562,22963,22064,22665,24966,289
2266,86767,93369,01770,11871,23772,37573,53174,705
2375,35976,56377,78879,03480,32481,63582,96784,321
2485,07486,46287,87489,30890,76692,24893,75395,283
2596,98598,568100,176101,811103,473105,162106,879108,623
26109,593111,381113,200115,047116,925118,833120,772122,744
27123,839125,861127,915130,003132,125134,281136,473138,701
28139,939142,223144,544146,903149,300151,738154,215156,731
29158,131160,712163,335166,001168,710171,464174,262177,107
30178,688181,604184,568187,581190,642193,754196,916200,130
31262,965268,101273,338278,676284,120289,669295,327301,095
32313,512319,835326,285332,865339,577346,426353,413360,539
33395,858407,734

Second Tranche

Salary GradeStep 1Step 2Step 3Step 4Step 5Step 6Step 7Step 8
112,03412,13412,23612,33912,44212,54512,65112,756
212,79012,88812,98713,08713,18713,28813,39013,493
313,57213,67713,78113,88813,99514,10114,21014,319
414,40014,51114,62214,73514,84814,96115,07715,192
515,27515,39315,51115,63015,75015,87115,99316,115
616,20016,32516,45016,57716,70416,83216,96217,092
717,17917,31117,44417,57817,71317,84917,98518,124
818,25118,41718,58318,75118,92019,09119,26419,438
919,55219,71519,88020,04620,21420,38220,55320,725
1021,20521,38221,56121,74121,92322,10622,29122,477
1123,87724,16124,45024,74225,03825,33925,64325,952
1226,05226,33626,62426,91527,21027,50927,81128,117
1328,27628,58928,90529,22529,55029,87830,21030,547
1430,79931,14331,49131,84432,20032,56132,92733,297
1533,57533,95334,33634,72435,11635,51335,91536,323
1636,62837,04437,46537,89138,32338,76039,20339,650
1739,98640,44440,90741,37641,85142,33242,81843,311
1843,68144,18444,69445,20945,73246,26146,79647,338
1948,31349,05249,80350,56651,34252,13052,93253,746
2054,25155,08555,93456,79657,67358,56459,46960,389
2160,90161,84462,80363,77764,76865,77466,79767,837
2268,41569,48170,56571,66672,78573,92375,07976,253
2376,90778,11179,33680,58381,89983,23584,59485,975
2486,74288,15889,59791,05992,54594,05795,59297,152
2598,886100,500102,140103,808105,502107,224108,974110,753
26111,742113,565115,419117,303119,217121,163123,140125,150
27126,267128,329130,423132,552134,715136,914139,149141,420
28142,683145,011147,378149,784152,228154,714157,239159,804
29161,231163,863166,537169,256172,018174,826177,679180,579
30182,191185,165188,187191,259194,380197,553200,777204,054
31268,121273,358278,697284,140289,691295,349301,117306,999
32319,660326,107332,682339,392346,236353,218360,342367,609
33403,620415,728

Third Tranche

Salary GradeStep 1Step 2Step 3Step 4Step 5Step 6Step 7Step 8
112,51712,62112,72812,83412,94113,04913,15913,268
213,30513,40613,50913,61313,71813,82313,92914,035
314,12514,23414,34314,45414,56514,67614,79014,903
414,99315,10915,22415,34115,45915,57715,69815,818
515,90916,03216,15516,27916,40416,53016,65716,784
616,87717,00717,13717,26917,40217,53517,67017,806
717,89918,03718,17618,31518,45518,59818,74018,884
818,99819,17019,34319,51819,69419,87220,05220,233
920,34020,50920,68120,85421,02921,20421,38221,561
1022,19022,37622,56322,75222,94223,13423,32723,522
1125,43925,72326,01226,30426,60026,90127,20527,514
1227,60827,89228,18028,47128,76629,06529,36729,673
1329,79830,11130,42730,74731,07231,40031,73232,069
1432,32132,66533,01333,36633,72234,08334,44934,819
1535,09735,47535,85836,24636,63837,03537,43737,845
1638,15038,56638,98739,41339,84540,28240,72541,172
1741,50841,96642,42942,89843,37343,85444,34044,833
1845,20345,70646,21646,73147,25447,78348,31848,860
1949,83550,57451,32552,08852,86453,65254,45455,268
2055,79956,63357,48258,34459,22160,11261,01761,937
2162,44963,39264,35165,32566,31667,32268,34569,385
2269,96371,02972,11373,21474,33375,47176,62777,801
2378,45579,65980,88482,13383,47484,83686,22087,628
2488,41089,85391,32092,81094,32595,86597,43099,020
25100,788102,433104,105105,804107,531109,286111,070112,883
26113,891115,749117,639119,558121,510123,493125,508127,557
27128,696130,797132,931135,101137,306139,547141,825144,140
28145,427147,800150,213152,664155,155157,689160,262162,877
29164,332167,015169,740172,511175,326178,188181,096184,052
30185,695188,726191,806194,937198,118201,352204,638207,978
31273,278278,615284,057289,605295,262301,028306,908312,902
32325,807332,378339,080345,918352,894360,0111,367,272374,678
33411,382423,723

Fourth Tranche

Salary GradeStep 1Step 2Step 3Step 4Step 5Step 6Step 7Step 8
113,00013,10913,21913,32913,44113,55313,66613,780
213,81913,92514,03214,14014,24814,35714,46814,578
314,67814,79214,90515,02015,13615,25115,36915,486
415,58615,70615,82715,94816,07116,19316,31816,443
516,54316,67116,79916,92817,05717,18917,32117,453
617,55317,68817,82417,96218,10018,23818,37918,520
718,62018,76318,90719,05319,19819,34619,49419,644
819,74419,92320,10420,28520,46820,65320,84021,029
921,12921,30421,48321,66321,84422,02622,21022,396
1023,17623,37023,56523,76223,96124,16124,36324,567
1127,00027,28427,57327,86528,16128,46228,76629,075
1229,16529,44929,73730,02830,32330,62230,92431,230
1331,32031,63331,94932,26932,59432,92233,25433,591
1433,84334,18734,53534,88835,24435,60535,97136,341
1536,61936,99737,38037,76838,16038,55738,95939,367
1639,67240,08840,50940,93541,36741,80442,24742,694
1743,03043,48843,95144,42044,89545,37645,86246,355
1846,72547,22847,73848,25348,77649,30549,84050,382
1951,35752,09652,84753,61054,38655,17455,97656,790
2057,34758,18159,03059,89260,76961,66062,56563,485
2163,99764,94065,89966,87367,86468,87069,89370,933
2271,51172,57773,66174,76275,88177,01978,17579,349
2380,00381,20782,43283,68385,04986,43787,84789,281
2490,07891,54893,04394,56296,10597,67499,268100,888
25102,690104,366106,069107,800109,560111,348113,166115,012
26116,040117,933119,858121,814123,803125,823127,876129,964
27131,124133,264135,440137,650139,897142,180144,501146,859
28148,171150,589153,047155,545158,083160,664163,286165,951
29167,432170,166172,943175,766178,634181,550184,513187,525
30189,199192,286195,425198,615201,856205,151208,499211,902
31278,434283,872289,416295,069300,833306,708312,699318,806
32331,954338,649345,478352,445359,553366,804374,202381,748
33419,144431,718

The rates in the above Salary Schedule represent monthly remuneration for regular or contractual personnel, whether appointive or elective, and on full-time employment. The remuneration for those on part-time basis shall be proportionate to the actual services rendered.

Casual personnel shall be paid daily wage rate computed by dividing the corresponding monthly salary rate in the above schedule by twenty-two (22) working days.

Sec. 8. Mid-Year Bonus. – As part of the Incentives under the Total Compensation Framework, the Mid-Year Bonus equivalent to one (1) month basic salary as of May 15 of a given year, shall be granted to those who have rendered at least four (4) months of satisfactory service and are still in the service as of same date, to be given not earlier than May 15 of every year.

The existing Year-End Bonus equivalent to one (1) month basic salary and Cash Gift of P5,000.00, which are categorized under the Standard Allowances and Benefits component of the Total Compensation Framework, shall be given in November of every year.

Sec. 9. Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE). – The PRAISE instituted by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) pursuant to the provisions of Executive Order No. 292 (Administrative Code of 1987) stipulating the establishment of an employee suggestions and incentive awards system, shall be categorized under the Incentive component of the Total Compensation Framework. The guidelines on the monetary and/or non-monetary rewards for recognition of personnel under the PRAISE shall be issued by the CSC in consultation with the DBM.

Sec. 10. Compensation Adjustment for Personnel of Local Government Units – The modified Salary Schedule and additional Incentives authorized herein may be granted to personnel of LGUs subject to compliance with the Personnel Services (PS) limitation in the LGU budget under Sections 325 and 331 of R.A. No. 7160 and authorization from the Sanggunian as provided under Sections 447(a), 458(a) and 468(a) of R.A. No. 7160.

In the implementation of the salary increases, LGUs shall likewise ensure compliance with the following:

(a) The salaries of LGU personnel that may be authorized shall correspond to the LGU’s income classification and shall not exceed the percentage of the Salary Schedule in Section 7 hereof, as follows:

Percentage of the Salary Schedule

For Provinces/CitiesFor Municipalities
Special Cities100%
1st Class100%90%
2nd Class95%85%
3rd Class90%80%
4th Class85%75%
5th Class80%70%
6th Class75%65%

(b) The basic pay of barangay personnel shall be in the form of honoraria consistent with R. A. No. 7160, which shall not exceed the percentage of the Salary Schedule corresponding to the income classification of the LGU. They may be given Year-End Bonus based on the monthly honoraria as of October 31 of the year and Cash Gift of P5,000.00.

However, the minimum Year-End Bonus of One Thousand Pesos (Pl,000.00) for the Punong Barangay and Six Hundred Pesos (P600.00) for other mandatory barangay officials shall not be subject to the PS limitation.

(c) In case of partial implementation of the authorized compensation rates, the same shall be at uniform percentage across all positions for every LGU.

Sec. 11. Implementation Schedule. – For personnel of National Government Agencies (NGAs), the Salary Schedule in Section 7 hereof shall be implemented in four (4) tranches, with the first tranche beginning on January 1, 2020, the second tranche beginning on January 1, 2021, the third tranche beginning on January 1, 2022 and the fourth tranche beginning on January 1, 2023.

For personnel of GOCCs and LGUs, the implementation period shall be not less than four (4) years depending on their financial capabilities: Provided, That the initial implementation shall not be earlier than January 1, 2020.

Sec. 12. Exempt Entities — Exempt entities refer to: (i) government agencies that are not covered by the CPCS authorized under R.A. No. 6758, as amended; (ii) GOCCs governed by the CPCS established by GCG under R.A. No. 10149; and (iii) those authorized by law and have actually adopted their own compensation and position classification system.

Exempt entities shall be governed by their respective compensation and position classification systems which shall be made effective upon the recommendation of the DBM or GCG, as the case may be, and approval by the President of the Philippines.

Sec. 13. Applicability to Certain Officials. – Pursuant to Section 6 of Article VII and Section 10 of Article VI of the Constitution, the salaries authorized herein for the President of the Philippines, Vice-President of the Philippines and Members of Congress shall take effect only after the expiration of the respective terms of the present incumbents.

Sec. 14. Funding Sources – The funding sources for the amounts necessary to implement this Act shall be as follows:

(a) For NGAs, the amount needed for the salary adjustment in FY 2020 shall be charged against any available appropriations in the FY 2020 General Appropriations Act and any other available and valid appropriations. Thereafter, such amounts as are needed shall be included in the annual General Appropriations Act.

(b) For GOCCs, the amounts shall come from their respective corporate funds in the corporate operating budgets approved by DBM. GOCCs which do not have sufficient funds shall only partially implement the rates of compensation authorized herein: Provided, That any partial implementation shall be at uniform proportion of such rates for all positions in each GOCC.

(c) For LGUs, the amounts shall be charged against their respective local government funds in accordance with the pertinent provisions of this Act and R.A. No. 7160.

Sec. 15. Implementing Guidelines. – The DBM shall issue the guidelines necessary to implement specific provisions of this Act.

Sec. 16. Separability Clause. – If for any reason any section or provision of this Act is declared to be unconstitutional or invalid, the other sections or provisions thereof which are not affected thereby shall continue to be in full force and effect.

Sec. 17. Applicability of Presidential Decree No. 985 as Amended by Presidential Decree No. 1597 and Other Related Laws – All provisions of P.D. No. 985, as amended by P.D. No. 1597, R.A. No. 6758, Congress Joint Resolution No. 1, s. 1994, Congress Joint Resolution No. 4, s. 2009, and Executive Order No. 201, s. 2016 which are not inconsistent with, expressly modified, revoked or repealed in this Act shall continue to be in full force and effect.

Sec. 18. Repealing Clause. – All laws, decrees, orders, rules or regulations or parts thereof inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed, amended, or modified accordingly.

Sec. 19. Effectivity. – This Act shall take effect on January 1, 2020.

Approved,

Salary Standardization Law of 2019 – Senate Bill No. 1219

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