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HR EXCELLENCE IS PUBLIC SERVICE EXCELLENCE.  A total of 100 DENR employees region wide were oriented on Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM) and the department’s Competency-Based System on June 2, this year through online platform.

According to Assistant Regional Director for Management Services and resource speaker Lilia Abel, the PRIME-HRM aims to level up both the performance of the government employees and their agencies geared toward excellent public service delivery.

The implementation of the PRIME-HRM in all agencies is embodied in the CSC Memorandum Circular No. 24 s. 2016.

“It is important that employees are informed about the PRIME-HRM.  This program makes employees competitive as they are empowered because of the learning and development programs provided by the agency,” ARD Abel said. 

She discussed the four Core Human Resource Management Systems, namely; Recruitment, Selection and Placement; Learning and Development; Performance Management; and Rewards and Recognition. 

The strengthening of the implementation of these systems is essential in acquiring higher accreditation level of every government agency.

ARD Abel added that the Civil Service Commission is up on assessing, assisting and awarding qualified government agencies which passed up to maturity level four under the PRIME-HRM.

For DENR, which is currently on maturity level two, it is guided with the CBS Manual of 2019.  This was adopted by virtue of DENR Memorandum Circular 2018-01.

ARD Abel explained the details of the CBS and the procedures on how to come up with the result of competency assessment based from the actual proficiency level of the employees in terms of doing their functions.

The CBS is a tool to determine the employees’ areas of competency for improvement. This will also address the learning and development needs of personnel.#