How to send holiday benefits
National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival are approaching, and many units have a tradition of giving holiday benefits.
What is the basis for the holiday benefits?
What are the new standards everywhere?
What should I pay attention to when paying benefits?
As early as 2014, the General Office of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions issued the "Notice on Strengthening the Management of Funds Revenue and Expenditure of Grassroots Trade Unions", clearly stipulating which benefits can be paid, and ensuring that employees enjoy normal benefits in accordance with regulations.
On this basis, in 2017, the General Office of the ACFTU revised and issued the "Administrative Measures for Funds Revenue and Expenditure of Grassroots Trade Unions", clarifying that grassroots unions can issue holiday condolences to all members during the holidays.
The "Measures" pointed out that the annual festivals refer to the statutory holidays prescribed by the state (including New Year, Spring Festival, Qingming Festival, Labor Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day) and ethnic minorities approved by the people's government at or above the autonomous region festival.
In principle, holiday condolences are articles that conform to Chinese traditional festival habits and daily necessities necessary for the employees. The grassroots trade unions can adopt convenient and flexible distribution methods based on actual conditions.
From the perspective of implementation, most grassroots units are able to properly issue employee benefits in accordance with regulations.
It is worth noting that many places across the country have raised the distribution standards this year.
For example, the Shanghai Federation of Trade Unions has clarified that all grass-roots trade unions can increase the one-time holiday condolences on the basis of the standard for distributing condolences during the holidays and festivals. The quota is used to purchase products for poverty alleviation in Shanghai’s east-west poverty alleviation collaboration and counterpart support areas. The standard does not exceed 500 yuan per person.
Hubei Province this year, on the basis of implementing normal annual welfare benefits for employees, will add additional employee benefits to a standard of no more than 500 yuan per person.
The Hubei Provincial Federation of Trade Unions allocated 100 million yuan in special subsidies to create conditions for the province's grassroots trade unions to organize and purchase agricultural and sideline products in poor areas, and actively help alleviate poverty.
In fact, many places have already started operations last year.
For example, the standard of holiday condolences in Beijing is adjusted from the total annual expenditure not higher than 30% of the labor union budget expenditure of the current year to 50% of the labor union budget income of the current year; the Shaanxi Provincial Federation of Trade Unions clarified that the basic-level labor unions issue festivals The upper limit of the standard of condolences is increased by 700 yuan, and the total annual amount for each member does not exceed 2,200 yuan.
The relevant person in charge of the ACFTU, Luan Yue, said that it is necessary to provide good living services and employee welfare guarantees for employees, guide and promote enterprises to improve the production and living conditions of employees, and strengthen the living security services for employees who stick to their jobs during the holiday season.
It is also necessary to further promote the improvement of the employee welfare system and issue holiday condolences to employees.
At the same time, pay attention to the legitimacy of the source of funds when distributing employee holiday benefits, and must not embezzle public funds or working expenses, and set up off-book accounts, small treasuries, etc.
At the same time, it is necessary to grasp the form of distribution, and cannot distribute high-end luxury goods, shopping cards, vouchers, etc.
In addition, we must also pay attention to economy and avoid extravagance and waste.