The city government brings performance monitoring into a higher level as it implements the eSPMS (electronic strategic performance management system), an automated database created through the partnership of Management and Information Services (MISO) and Human Resource Management (HRMO) offices.
In preparation for its full implementation, MISO and HRMO held a seminar-workshop on July 11, which involved city department heads and key employees.
The said training allowed the city employees to have a first hand experience of using the eSPMS. Computer programmers from the MISO developed the eSPMS based on the guidelines set by the Civil Service Commission (CSC).
The system was created as a part of the more comprehensive human resource information system (HRIS).
City Human Resource Officer Cristina Apostol said that the eSPMS would provide the city government another leverage in the delivery of public service.
”Sa pamamagitan ng eSPMS, makikita natin kung anong trabaho ang angkop sa bawat empleyado base sa sarili niyang competency.”
The workshop also served as a pilot testing of the eSPMS. Some data were not updated as of the pilot testing, but the MISO and HRMO vowed to resolve these issues.
Upgrading the City’s Workforce
Aside from simply being a database of departmental outputs, the eSPMS will function as a real-time monitor of employees’ tasks.
Each department will enter its major final output (MFO) in the database. The MFOs are paired with success indicators so the Performance Monitoring Team (PMT) can precisely measure the department’s progress.
All employees are required to set their individual targets based on these MFOs. At the end of every semester, city heads will rate the outcomes of all targets to determine the department’s performance level.
Backed by the City Mayor
Ms. Nenette Santos, city’s management and information services officer, said that the rush to implement eSPMS was due to Mayor Francis Anthony S. Garcia’s insistence that all departments submit complete accomplishment reports.
In the eSPMS, the prerogative to set overarching goals is reserved to the local chief executive. By: Arli Joshua Atienza