In consideration of the unprecedented situation confronting its constituents, UP is providing its workforce an additional emergency allowance of P5,000 each not earlier than May 15, 2020.
UP gave an initial P5,000 emergency allowance to UP personnel in April 2020 to provide immediate economic relief during the period of enhanced community quarantine, declared first in Luzon then across local government units in the Visayas and Mindanao to stem COVID-19 transmission.
According to a memorandum released by the Office of the Vice President for Administration on May 13, 2020, the qualified recipients of the additional grant are all UP faculty, REPS, and administrative staff, whether regular, permanent, temporary, or on contractual, casual, or substitute status; Contract of Service and Job Order workers rendering full-time service; and professors emeriti in active service as of March 17, 2020.
“Project-based personnel may also be granted the emergency allowance if funds are provided in the budget of the projects, and if they have complied with the service requirement stated [in the preceding paragraph],” the memorandum spelled out.
The UP Board of Regents approved the proposal of the UP System Administration to grant the additional emergency allowance through a referendum conducted from May 6 to 9, 2020.