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Social workers’ hazard pay proposed for inclusion in the 2022 budget

Tabuk City - The hazard pay for the public social workers (PSWs) and public social welfare and development (PSWDs) in Tabuk City is being proposed for inclusion in the city government 2022 budget.

The members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod approved for second reading the proposed ordinance granting hazard pay to the PSWs and public social welfare and development (PSWDs) in Tabuk City during their regular session today, June 17.

Councilor Zorayda Mia Wacnang, author of the proposed ordinance, relates that local chief executive earlier vetoed it because of two reasons.

“It has been vetoed by the mayor because of two grounds, haan a na-include diay 2021 budget and second there is no source of funds indicated. Now, I amended the ordinance to include the source of funds and be approved to be included in the 2022 budget,” she narrated.

The proposed ordinance covers the establishment of procedures in claiming hazard pay which include identifying the personnel assigned to hazardous areas and exposed to occupational risks, duration of exposure and documentary requirements.

In addition, the hazard pay intends to provide an additional compensation for those performing hazardous duties and for enduring physical hardships in the course of the performance of duties.

All registered social workers and public social welfare and development workers, rendering services on full-time or part-time basis whether permanent, casual or contractual positions shall be granted of the hazard pay.

The City Social Welfare Development Office in coordination with the City Human Resources Office will be in-charge for the identification of beneficiaries or the personnel exposed to hazards. PSWs and PSWDs who have rendered actual work in hazardous areas will be compensated with hazard pay equivalent to 20% of their basic salary.


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