The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) will be proposing a salary increase for government workers next month.
Budget Secretary Florencio Abad made the disclosure when he submitted the proposed P3 trillion budget for 2016.
Abad said his agency has been conducting a salary and compensation survey for a possible salary increase in 2014, but it had to be put on hold because records in areas ravaged by Typhoon Yolanda in November 2013 could not be accessed immediately.
“We have resumed the salary and compensation survey and we will make our recommendation to the President in August. Of course, we will meet with the members of Congress too in case the President will accept our recommendation,” Abad said.
“Since the salary and compensation survey was put on hold in 2014, we just increased the performance enhancement incentive by one month this year which is a virtual 14th month pay,” he added.