LA TRINIDAD, Benguet - For its meritorious performance and best practices in human resource management, the Department of Education – Cordillera Administrative Region (DepEd CAR) Regional Office (RO) here was recognized by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) in simple rites last May 2.
DepEd CAR RO was conferred with a certificate of recognition for obtaining Maturity Level 2 in three areas under the Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM), namely: Recruitment, Selection and Placement; Learning and Development; and Rewards and Recognition.
CSC-CAR Assistant Regional Director Cornelia M. Rillera cited the determination and invaluable efforts of DepEd CAR in promoting people excellence and for efficient public service delivery.
Out of the 133 agencies assessed, DepEd CAR is among the only six agencies conferred with the recognition according to the CSC CAR Assistant Regional Director.
“Out of our awardees for 2015 to 2016, only two agencies got 100 percent rating in three out of the four areas, one of which is DepEd CAR,” expressed Rillera.
DepEd CAR Regional Director Ellen B. Donato for their part acknowledged the partnership between the Department and CSC in ensuring excellent human resource competencies and practices.
“With this, we urge that our counterparts in the division level will emulate our efforts for them to also improve their human resource management,” said Donato.
“This is also a challenge for us to reach the same level in the fourth area under PRIME-HRM which is the Performance Management,” added the Regional Director.
The PRIME-HRM of the CSC is a mechanism that empowers government agencies by developing their human resource management competencies, systems, and practices toward HR excellence.
The CSC will evaluate the maturity level of an agency in four HR systems: recruitment, selection, and placement; learning and development; performance management; and rewards and recognition. Grounded on the evaluation, a government agency can be classified into four maturity levels. – Georaloy I. Palao-ay