The City Human Resources Management Office (HRMO) conducted a two-day seminar titled, “Public Service Ethics and Accountability” at the city audio visual room on November 21-22.
The seminar serves to enlighten city government employees about the norms and standards of government institutions in order for them to deliver a more ethical and accountable performance before their superiors and the public.
On the first day, Resource Speaker Edgar M. Martinez, director II Civil Service Commission – Field Office Nueva Ecija focused on characteristics of a good public servant and the significance of ethics in government.
“In a government workplace, we not only work individually, but also as a group, to attain certain objectives,” he said.
The culture of graft and corruption, meanwhile, was the topic on the second day. Director Martinez carefully defined the meaning of bureaucracy and how to develop the sense of patriotism, national pride, integrity, accountability, self-reflection and spiritual values in Filipinos.
Activities related to the topics discussed, including role plays and service process flow chart-making, were also conducted.
The event concluded with an open forum where attendees had the opportunity to seek clarification on certain issues affecting their service performance. By Kalvin Gerald S. Orgasan