DBM to study gov’t work­ers’ salary hike for 2020 to 2022

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MANILA – The De­part­ment of Bud­get and Man­age­ment (DBM) will be study­ing a new round of salary hike for gov­ern­ment work­ers, Bud­get Sec­re­tary Ben­jamin Dio­kno an­nounced yes­ter­day.

In a me­dia brief­ing, Dio­kno said that a task force "has been or­ga­nized to study the wage struc­ture for 2020 to 2022" for the pub­lic sec­tor.

The study, he said, will see how com­pet­i­tive the salaries are in the gov­ern­ment com­pared to its coun­ter­parts in the pri­vate sec­tor. It will also de­ter­mine how much com­pen­sa­tion ad­just­ment should be made by the gov­ern­ment.

"There will be a salary in­crease. It is not just a pos­si­bil­ity," Dio­kno said yes­ter­day.

In 2015, for­mer Pres­i­dent Benigno Aquino III pushed for the Salary Stan­dard­iza­tion Law (SSL) – which man­dates a 4-year salary in­crease to the ba­sic salaries of gov­ern­ment em­ploy­ees – ar­gu­ing then that gov­ern­ment pay was only 55% of mar­ket rates.

The com­pen­sa­tion ad­just­ment un­der SSL will end in 2019.

Photo) (LeAnne Jazul/Rap­pler file

Gov­ern­ment work­ers can ex­pect a new round of salary hike in 2020.

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