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CPCS Step Increment Implementation Clarification

Requested from GCG by J. Rivera at 08:31 PM on Jul 13, 2022.
Purpose: Clarification for Salary Computation
Date of Coverage: 10/01/2021 - 07/01/2022
Tracking no: #GCG-304826047226

Rivera 08:31 PM, Jul 13, 2022

Hello, GCG!

Please clarify CPCS Step Increment implementation. Everyone is meant to go back to Step 1 upon CPCS adaption unless their current wage is higher. Since everyone was moved to Step 1, shouldn't the step increment counting be reset to zero also?  Seniority will be ignored otherwise. Ex.:  2 employees in the same SG will reach Step 5 in Sep 2023 and Step 2 in July 2022. Since they all went back to Step 1, the supposedly newer staff (who'll get step increment in July 2022) gets a salary boost earlier than the other much more senior one? This is based on SSL and step increment history.

Rivera 08:33 PM, Jul 13, 2022

Good day, Team GCG!

My initial request was character limited hence this reply for a clearer request. I would like to ask for clarifications on the implementation of the CPCS Step Increment. I understand that everyone is supposed to go back to Step 1 upon adaptation of the CPCS unless your current salary is higher than the Step 1 in the CPCS. However what boggles my mind is the step increment / length of service history application. Should the counting for the step increment reset to zero also since everyone was moved down to Step 1? Because if not, seniority will be disregarded. For example, two employees in the same Salary Grade, but on different Step Increment Levels: Step 5 on September 2023 and Step 2 on July 2022. Since their Step all went back to 1, the supposedly newer staff (the one who'll get step increment in July 2022) gets a salary increase earlier than the one who's far more senior than her? Meaning, seniority and the total length of service was fully disregarded? This causes demoralization to those who have served in the government for a longer period of time. Hope you can clarify this concern as soon as possible as many GOCC employees will be affected here, especially those who have dedicated their life in service for the Filipino people. I think they don't deserve this.

Thank you very much.

Navarro 08:42 AM, Jul 14, 2022

July 14, 2022

Dear Jhia Anjela,

Thank you for your request dated Jul 13, 2022 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for CPCS Step Increment Implementation Clarification.

We received your request on Jul 13, 2022 and will respond on or before Aug 03, 2022 08:31:15 PM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://www.foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEEdDRy0zMDQ4MjYwNDcyMjYM, for request with ticket number #GCG-304826047226.

Thank you.

Pabalinas 02:13 PM, Jul 27, 2022

July 27, 2022

Dear Jhia Anjela Rivera,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated Jul 13, 2022 08:31:15 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for CPCS Step Increment Implementation Clarification.

Response to Request

Your FOI request is approved. Attached is our reply which was also sent to your email. 

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Thank you.

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