The city government faced a round of scrutiny on June 1 and 2 as a validation of its best human resource (HR) practices.
The Civil Service Commission Regional Office III (CSCRO III) sent Chief Human Resource Specialist Jose Gea and Ms. Rhea San Pedro as inspectors who would validate Balanga’s HR system.
The validation is a requirement for the Level II accreditation in the Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM).
PRIME-HRM is a program of the CSC to recognize the efforts of government offices to improve their HR systems.
City Human Resource Management Officer Cristina H. Apostol welcomed the inspectors on behalf of Mayor Francis Anthony S. Garcia who was on an official business.
On the first day of validation, the inspectors examined Balanga’s documents – all prepared to showcase the city’s programs on personnel development. On the second day, they interviewed selected city government employees, especially the members the City’s Personnel Selection Board (PSB).
According to CHRMO, Balanga was assessed based on four areas, namely recruitment and selection process, employees’ learning and development, performance management, and rewards system.
If Balanga would be accredited, the CSC said that it would be granted authority to take final action on employee’s appointments.
Creating an Excellent Workforce
Mayor Garcia put personnel development in his priorities when he assumed his position last year.
Among his programs on city workforce development were the promotion of job order employees to casual or permanent position and the compliance to salary standardization law.
On the part of the CHRMO, it consistently conducts seminars that will elevate the employees’ skills and personality.
Recently, the CHRMO held a lecture on updated laws of financial management for government agencies. City heads, members of the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), and provincial auditors attended the said seminar.
Led by the Performance Governance System (PGS) Core Team, a regular review for CSC examination takers is also conducted in the City Hall. Such a program aims to ensure that all city employees possess the basic competence required by the national government.