Early release of rice allowance, AIG for UP faculty, REPS, admin staff announced

| Written by Celeste Ann Castillo Llaneta

Additional financial support for members of the UP community during the enhanced community quarantine has been made available with the early release of the first tranche of rice allowance for fiscal year (FY) 2020, amounting to P2,350 for each faculty member, research, extension, and professional staff (REPS), and administrative staff, as ordered by UP President Danilo L. Concepcion in his March 23, 2020 message to the UP community.

This was announced in a memorandum dated March 19, 2020, issued by UP System Vice-President for Administration Nestor G. Yunque.

The first tranche of the Annual Incentive Grant (AIG) for FY 2020 for each UP faculty, administrative employee, and REPS has also been released early. This is according to a memorandum dated March 20, 2020, issued by UP Executive Vice-President Teodoro J. Herbosa.

For the AIG, regular and non-regular UP faculty, REPS and administrative staff in active service, who have or will have rendered at least four months of service to UP as of May 31, 2020, will be granted P6,850 each regardless of their salary grade and employment status. This includes temporary, contractual, casual or substitute faculty and staff.

Newly hired faculty, REPS and administrative staff, who have or will have served for at least one month but less than four months as of May 3, 2020, will receive a pro-rated share of the AIG.

Faculty, REPS and administrative staff who have rendered active service but were separated or expected to be separated from the University from January 1 to May 31, 2020, will also receive a pro-rated share of the AIG.

Part-time faculty, REPS and administrative staff in service from January 1 to May 31, 2020 will receive one-half of the benefits of full-time personnel, in proportion to their months of service.

The early releases of the first tranches of these financial incentives were done in accordance with Section 2 of Proclamation No. 922, which declared a state of public health emergency throughout the country due to COVID-19. Section 2 mandates all government agencies and LGUs to render full assistance and cooperation and mobilize the necessary resources to undertake critical, urgent and appropriate response and measures in a timely manner to curtail and eliminate the COVID-19 threat.