Salary Standardization Law of 2019

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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 11466

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

SECTION 1. Short Title. — This Act shall be known as the "Salary Standardization Law of 2019." 

SECTION 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.

SECTION 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 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.

SECTION 4. Exclusions. — The following shall be excluded from the coverage of this Act:

(a) Military and uniformed personnel;

(b) GOCCs under Republic Act 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.

SECTION 5. Position Classification System. — The following re-categorized groups of classes of positions prescribed and defined under Item (3) of Joint Resolution No. 4, series of 2009 shall be maintained, i.e.: (a) Sub-professional Category; (b) Professional Category; and (c) 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.

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

(a) Basic Salaries including Step Increments;

(b) Standard Allowances and Benefits;

(c) Specific-Purpose Allowances and Benefits; and

(d) Incentives.

SECTION 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 Grade

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Step 5

Step 6

Step 7

Step 8

1

11,551

11,647

11,745

11,843

11,942

12,042

12,143

12,244

2

12,276

12,369

12,464

12,560

12,657

12,754

12,852

12,950

3

13,019

13,119

13,220

13,322

13,424

13,527

13,631

13,736

4

13,807

13,914

14,020

14,128

14,236

14,345

14,456

14,567

5

14,641

14,754

14,867

14,981

15,096

15,212

15,329

15,446

6

15,524

15,643

15,763

15,884

16,007

16,129

16,253

16,378

7

16,458

16,585

16,713

16,841

16,970

17,101

17,231

17,364

8

17,505

17,663

17,823

17,984

18,146

18,310

18,476

18,643

9

18,784

18,941

19,100

19,259

19,420

19,582

19,746

19,911

10

20,219

20,388

20,558

20,731

20,903

21,079

21,254

21,423

11

22,316

22,600

22,889

23,181

23,477

23,778

24,082

24,391

12

24,495

24,779

25,067

25,358

25,653

25,952

26,254

26,560

13

26,754

27,067

27,383

27,703

28,028

28,356

28,688

29,025

14

29,277

29,621

29,969

30,322

30,678

31,039

31,405

31,775

15

32,053

32,431

32,814

33,202

33,594

33,991

34,393

34,801

16

35,106

35,522

35,943

36,369

36,801

37,238

37,681

38,128

17

38,464

38,922

39,385

39,854

40,329

40,810

41,296

41,789

18

42,159

42,662

43,172

43,687

44,210

44,739

45,274

45,816

19

46,791

47,530

48,281

49,044

49,820

50,608

51,410

52,224

20

52,703

53,537

54,386

55,248

56,125

57,016

57,921

58,841

21

59,353

60,296

61,255

62,229

63,220

64,226

65,249

66,289

22

66,867

67,933

69,017

70,118

71,237

72,375

73,531

74,705

23

75,359

76,563

77,788

79,034

80,324

81,635

82,967

84,321

24

85,074

86,462

87,874

89,308

90,766

92,248

93,753

95,283

25

96,985

98,568

100,176

101,811

103,473

105,162

106,879

108,623

26

109,593

111,381

113,200

115,047

116,925

118,833

120,772

122,744

27

123,839

125,861

127,915

130,003

132,125

134,281

136,473

138,701

28

139,939

142,223

144,544

146,903

149,300

151,738

154,215

156,731

29

158,131

160,712

163,335

166,001

168,710

171,464

174,262

177,107

30

178,688

181,604

184,568

187,581

190,642

193,754

196,916

200,130

31

262,965

268,101

273,338

278,676

284,120

289,669

295,327

301,095

32

313,512

319,835

326,285

332,865

339,577

346,426

353,413

360,539

33

395,858

407,734

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Tranche

 

Salary Grade

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Step 5

Step 6

Step 7

Step 8

1

12,034

12,134

12,236

12,339

12,442

12,545

12,651

12,756

2

12,790

12,888

12,987

13,087

13,187

13,288

13,390

13,493

3

13,572

13,677

13,781

13,888

13,995

14,101

14,210

14,319

4

14,400

14,511

14,622

14,735

14,848

14,961

15,077

15,192

5

15,275

15,393

15,511

15,630

15,750

15,871

15,993

16,115

6

16,200

16,325

16,450

16,577

16,704

16,832

16,962

17,092

7

17,179

17,311

17,444

17,578

17,713

17,849

17,985

18,124

8

18,251

18,417

18,583

18,751

18,920

19,091

19,264

19,438

9

19,593

19,757

19,922

20,089

20,257

20,426

20,597

20,769

10

21,205

21,382

21,561

21,741

21,923

22,106

22,291

22,477

11

23,877

24,161

24,450

24,742

25,038

25,339

25,643

25,952

12

26,052

26,336

26,624

26,915

27,210

27,509

27,811

28,117

13

28,276

28,589

28,905

29,225

29,550

29,878

30,210

30,547

14

30,799

31,143

31,491

31,844

32,200

32,561

32,927

33,297

15

33,575

33,953

34,336

34,724

35,116

35,513

35,915

36,323

16

36,628

37,044

37,465

37,891

38,323

38,760

39,203

39,650

17

39,986

40,444

40,907

41,376

41,851

42,332

42,818

43,311

18

43,681

44,184

44,694

45,209

45,732

45,261

46,796

47,338

19

48,313

49,052

49,803

50,566

51,342

52,130

52,932

53,746

20

54,251

55,085

55,934

56,796

57,673

58,564

59,469

60,389

21

60,901

61,844

62,803

63,777

64,768

65,774

66,797

67,837

22

68,415

69,481

70,565

71,666

72,785

73,923

75,079

76,253

23

76,907

78,111

79,336

80,583

81,899

83,235

84,594

85,975

24

86,742

88,158

89,597

91,059

92,545

94,057

95,592

97,152

25

98,886

100,500

102,140

103,808

105,502

107,224

108,974

110,753

26

111,742

113,565

115,419

117,303

119,217

121,163

123,140

125,150

27

126,267

128,329

130,423

132,552

134,715

136,914

139,149

141,420

28

142,683

145,011

147,378

149,784

152,228

154,714

157,239

159,804

29

161,231

163,863

166,537

169,256

172,018

174,826

177,679

180,579

30

182,191

185,165

188,187

191,259

194,380

197,553

200,777

204,054

31

268,121

273,358

278,697

284,140

289,691

295,349

301,117

306,999

32

319,660

326,107

332,682

339,392

346,236

353,218

360,342

367,609

33

403,620

415,728

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Tranche

 

Salary Grade

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Step 5

Step 6

Step 7

Step 8

1

12,517

12,621

12,728

12,834

12,941

13,049

13,159

13,268

2

13,305

13,406

13,509

13,613

13,718

13,823

13,929

14,035

3

14,125

14,234

14,343

14,454

14,565

14,676

14,790

14,903

4

14,993

15,109

15,224

15,341

15,459

15,577

15,698

15,818

5

15,909

16,032

16,155

16,279

16,404

16,530

16,657

16,784

6

16,877

17,007

17,137

17,269

17,402

17,535

17,670

17,806

7

17,899

18,037

18,176

18,315

18,455

18,598

18,740

18,884

8

18,998

19,170

19,343

19,518

19,694

19,872

20,052

20,233

9

20,402

20,572

20,745

20,918

21,093

21,269

21,447

21,626

10

22,190

22,376

22,563

22,752

22,942

23,134

23,327

23,522

11

25,439

25,723

26,012

26,304

26,600

26,901

27,205

27,514

12

27,608

27,892

28,180

28,471

28,766

29,065

29,367

29,673

13

29,798

30,111

30,427

30,747

31,072

31,400

31,732

32,069

14

32,321

32,665

33,013

33,366

33,722

34,083

34,449

34,819

15

35,097

35,475

35,858

36,246

36,638

37,035

37,437

37,845

16

38,150

38,566

38,987

39,413

39,845

40,282

40,725

41,172

17

41,508

41,966

42,429

42,898

43,373

43,854

44,340

44,833

18

45,203

45,706

46,216

46,731

47,254

47,783

48,318

48,860

19

49,835

50,574

51,325

52,088

52,864

53,652

54,454

55,268

20

55,799

56,633

57,482

58,344

59,221

60,112

61,017

61,937

21

62,449

63,392

64,351

65,325

66,316

67,322

68,345

69,385

22

69,963

71,029

72,113

73,214

74,333

75,471

76,627

77,801

23

78,455

79,659

80,884

82,133

83,474

84,836

86,220

87,628

24

88,410

89,853

91,320

92,810

94,325

95,865

97,430

99,020

25

100,788

102,433

104,105

105,804

107,531

109,286

111,070

112,883

26

113,891

115,749

117,639

119,558

121,510

123,493

125,508

127,557

27

128,696

130,797

132,931

135,101

137,306

139,547

141,825

144,140

28

145,427

147,800

150,213

152,664

155,155

157,689

160,262

162,877

29

164,332

167,015

169,740

172,511

175,326

178,188

181,096

184,052

30

185,695

188,726

191,806

194,937

198,118

201,352

204,638

207,978

31

273,278

278,615

284,057

289,605

295,262

301,028

306,908

312,902

32

325,807

332,378

339,080

345,918

352,894

360,011

367,272

374,678

33

411,382

423,723

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fourth Tranche

 

Salary Grade

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Step 5

Step 6

Step 7

Step 8

1

13,000

13,109

13,219

13,329

13,441

13,553

13,666

13,780

2

13,819

13,925

14,032

14,140

14,248

14,357

14,468

14,578

3

14,678

14,792

14,905

15,020

15,136

15,251

15,369

15,486

4

15,586

15,706

15,827

15,948

16,071

16,193

16,318

16,443

5

16,543

16,671

16,799

16,928

17,057

17,189

17,321

17,453

6

17,553

17,688

17,824

17,962

18,100

18,238

18,379

18,520

7

18,620

18,763

18,907

19,053

19,198

19,346

19,494

19,644

8

19,744

19,923

20,104

20,285

20,468

20,653

20,840

21,029

9

21,211

21,388

21,567

21,747

21,929

22,112

22,297

22,483

10

23,176

23,370

23,565

23,762

23,961

24,161

24,363

24,567

11

27,000

27,284

27,573

27,865

28,161

28,462

28,766

29,075

12

29,165

29,449

29,737

30,028

30,323

30,622

30,924

31,230

13

31,320

31,633

31,949

32,269

32,594

32,922

33,254

33,591

14

33,843

34,187

34,535

34,888

35,244

35,605

35,971

36,341

15

36,619

36,997

37,380

37,768

38,160

38,557

38,959

39,367

16

39,672

40,088

40,509

40,935

41,367

41,804

42,247

42,694

17

43,030

43,488

43,951

44,420

44,895

45,376

45,862

46,355

18

46,725

47,228

47,738

48,253

48,776

49,305

49,840

50,382

19

51,357

52,096

52,847

53,610

54,386

55,174

55,976

56,790

20

57,347

58,181

59,030

59,892

60,769

61,660

62,565

63,485

21

63,997

64,940

65,899

66,873

67,864

68,870

69,893

70,933

22

71,511

72,577

73,661

74,762

75,881

77,019

78,175

79,349

23

80,003

81,207

82,432

83,683

85,049

86,437

87,847

89,281

24

90,078

91,548

93,043

94,562

96,105

97,674

99,268

100,888

25

102,690

104,366

106,069

107,800

109,560

111,348

113,166

115,012

26

116,040

117,933

119,858

121,814

123,803

125,823

127,876

129,964

27

131,124

133,264

135,440

137,650

139,897

142,180

144,501

146,859

28

148,171

150,589

153,047

155,545

158,083

160,664

163,286

165,951

29

167,432

170,166

172,943

175,766

178,634

181,550

184,513

187,525

30

189,199

192,286

195,425

198,615

201,856

205,151

208,499

211,902

31

278,434

283,872

289,416

295,069

300,833

306,708

312,699

318,806

32

331,954

338,649

345,478

352,445

359,553

366,804

374,202

381,748

33

419,144

431,718

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

||| (Salary Standardization Law of 2019, Republic Act No. 11466, [January 8, 2020])

 

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.

SECTION 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 Five thousand pesos (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.

SECTION 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.

SECTION 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 Republic Act No. 7160 and authorization from the Sanggunian as provided under Sections 447 (a), 458 (a) and 468 (a) of Republic Act 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/Cities

For Municipalities

Special Cities

100%

 

1st Class

100%

90%

2nd Class

95%

85%

3rd Class

90%

80%

4th Class

85%

75%

5th Class

80%

70%

6th Class

75%

65%

 

(b) The basic pay of barangay personnel shall be in the form of honoraria consistent with Republic Act 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 Five thousand pesos (P5,000.00).

However, the minimum Year-End Bonus of One thousand pesos (P1,000.00) 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.

SECTION 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 not be less than four (4) years depending on their financial capabilities: Provided, That the initial implementation shall not be earlier than January 1, 2020.

SECTION 12. Exempt Entities. — Exempt entities refer to: (a) government agencies that are not covered by the CPCS authorized under Republic Act No. 6758, as amended; (b) GOCCs governed by the (CPCS) established by GCG under Republic Act No. 10149; and (c) 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.

SECTION 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.

SECTION 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. aDSIHc

(b) For GOCCs, the amounts shall come from their respective corporate funds in the corporate operating budgets approved by the 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 Republic Act No. 7160.

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

SECTION 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 hereof which are not affected thereby shall continue to be in full force and effect.

SECTION 17. Applicability of Presidential Decree No. 985 as Amended by Presidential Decree No. 1597 and Other Related Laws. — All provisions of Presidential Decree No. 985, as amended by Presidential Decree No. 1597; Republic Act No. 6758; Joint Resolution No. 1, series of 1994; Joint Resolution No. 4, series of 2009; and Executive Order No. 201, series of 2016, which are not inconsistent with, expressly modified, revoked or repealed in this Act shall continue to be in full force and effect.

SECTION 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.

SECTION 19. Effectivity. — This Act shall take effect on January 1, 2020.

Approved: January 8, 2020.

||| (Salary Standardization Law of 2019, Republic Act No. 11466, [January 8, 2020])

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