MARCH 10, 2014

NR # 3401

House employees to get retirement benefits
Lawmakers want retiring House of Representatives employees to receive retirement benefits or separation gratuity pay. Reps. Andres Salvacion Jr., ( rd !istrict, Leyte", Rufus Rodrigue# ($nd !istrict, %agayan de &ro" and 'ariano (iamonte ((arty List A )*A%H*R" filed House Resolution +,- to reward retiring House employees for dedicating t.eir productive years of services to t.e government. /A House employee w.o .as spent at least ,0 years of .is productive life in t.e House of Representatives could receive only a fraction of .is salary as pension or lump sum, if any, upon .is retirement,1 said Salvacion, c.airperson of House %ommittee on %ivil Service and (rofessional Regulation. /).e total benefits of most retiring House employees are not sufficient to be considered as a reward for dedicated years in service and may not be even enoug. to pay for t.eir medical and .ospital bills in t.eir sickly twilig.t years,1 Salvacion said. 2nder t.e bill, a House employee w.o s.all retire from t.e service and .as rendered at least ,0 but less t.an ,3 accumulated years of service will get one mont. salary for every year of service. A House employee w.o .as rendered at least ,3 but less t.an $0 accumulated years of service and w.o wis.es to retire s.all be awarded monetary e4uivalent of one and a .alf mont. salary for every year of service. ).ose w.o .ave rendered at least $0 but less t.an $3 accumulated years of service s.all be awarded monetary e4uivalent of two mont. salary for every year of service. A retiree w.o .as served t.e institution for $3 but less t.an 0 years s.all be awarded t.e monetary e4uivalent of two and a .alf mont. salary for every year of service. A House employee w.o .as served t.e institution for 0 years s.all be awarded monetary e4uivalent of t.ree mont. salary for every year of service. All HRep employees regardless of employment status are covered by t.e measure. ).e monetary e4uivalent t.at will be awarded to t.e HRep retiree s.all be based on .is .ig.est salary received. %opies of t.e resolution s.all be furnis.ed to t.e &ffice of t.e (resident and t.e !epartment of 5udget and 'anagement upon approval. ( 0" jc