Guidelines in the Utilization of the 2017 Uniform or Clothing Allowance

In line with the agencie's goal of pursuing excellence in administration and governance and in compliance with Section 12.1 of Budget Circular No. 2012-1 (BC No. 2012-1), the following guidelines is hereby issued to implement the grant of the Uniform/ Clothing Allowance (U/CA) of 2017 as prescribed in Section 54 of the General Provisions of RA 10717 (i.e. General Appropriations Act of 2016).

Rationale for the grant of Uniform/ Clothing Allowance. As contained in Section 5.0 of BC No. 2012, the U/ CA is granted to defray expenses for uniforms or distinctive clothing which are the required appropriate attire for employees in the regular performance of their work. 

In general, such uniforms or clothing are intended for the following purposes: 
  1. To identify the employees with their mother agencies and to convey emblem of authority; 
  2. To serve as protective Of working clothing especially for maintenance, workshop, and farm personnel; and, 
  3. To defray expenses for their maintenance. Amount and entitlement of U/ CA. For FY 2016, the amount of Php 5,000 is allotted per qualified employee.

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