By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Although the issue of bonuses for the employees of the provincial government of Negros Occidental is still facing some uncertainty, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz announced that the provincial capitol employees will receive a hike in their salary next year.
According to Diaz, the funds for the Salary Standardization Law 4 (SSL 4) had been included in the 2021 Annual Budget.
He explained the SSL 4 was not implemented this year, as the provincial government had exceeded the limitation for personal services.
Based on records from the provincial government, the personal services reached a total of P601 million last year.
“So 2021, all employees of the capitol or the provincial government will enjoy that increase, it was already incorporated in the budget,” Diaz said.
Diaz also stated that Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson has mandated him to make sure that SSL 4 is fully implemented next year.
He added that those who will be able to benefit from the increase are those under Salary Grades 15 to 20./DGB, WDJ