Water district takes good governance initiative with PGS-A A +A
Sunday, March 10, 2013
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The City of San Fernando Water District has taken steps to improve its management and service system, with its integration of the Performance Governance System (PGS) of the Institute for Solidarity in Asia’s (ISA).
General manager Jorge Gumba said they have seen the beauty and the possible benefits of the system in their system of management and in improving their quality of services and outcomes.
“The success of the program in Pampanga for example, with the City Government of San Fernando, has given basic reasons to adopt the system to make our management and service responsive and goal oriented,” Gumba said.
The PGS is hinged on the Balanced Scorecard Technology (BST), a management tool for tracking performance developed at the Harvard University Business School.
PGS translates statements of governance and vision to actionable strategies and commitments leading to the realization of breakthrough results. Working under the tenet of true and genuine good governance, these breakthrough results operate to make the unit more sustainable and more responsive to its purpose.
Gumba, who was elected as new president of the Pampanga Association of Water Districts, also vowed to bring the PGS to other water districts in Pampanga.
He vowed to strengthen the groups’ corporate social responsibility programs with its member water utilities in Pampanga.
Gumba, who is set to take office this March, said he aims to strengthen the network linkages with the 13 member-water districts of the organization to make their programs and community projects more socially relevant to the communities they serve.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on March 11, 2013.