Eligible government employees can expect to receive their mid-year bonuses starting this Wednesday, May 15.

According to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the mid-year bonus is equivalent to a full month's salary of government employees who have been employed since at least July 1 of the previous year up to May 15 of the current one.

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To qualify, government employees must still be employed in the current year and have received a satisfactory performance rating in the most recent rating period or performance appraisal period.

The mid-year bonus applies to all civilian personnel, including regular, casual, and contractual employees. This also includes those in appointive or elective positions, whether full-time or part-time, those in the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the government, Constitutional Commissions, and other Constitutional Offices, State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), and in Government-Owned or -Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) under the Compensation and Position Classification System (CPCS), as well as those in local government units (LGUs).