THE Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-Zamboanga Peninsula has received the Government Best Practice Recognition 2017 from the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP).
Martin Wee, DOST-Zamboanga Peninsula officer-in-charge, said that his office is among the five out of the 13 finalists that were chosen to receive the recognition.
Wee said the DOST-9 has been recognized for its innovative and customer-focused "Online Referral System," which grants the public access to the agency's testing and calibration services no matter where they are in the country.
Wee said that through the referral system, the customers' needs are addressed at a single touch point; samples - from receiving and referral, down to transport and analysis - are handled promptly and seamlessly, allowing for the timely delivery of results to awaiting customers.
He said this innovation was enrolled and presented by Rosemarie Salazar, DOST-9 OIC-assistant regional director.
The Government Best Practice Recognition seeks to recognize successful and validated practices demonstrated by all public sector organizations.
It also provides a platform to showcase and promote these practices as a way to foster knowledge sharing and to contribute in sustaining performance results in the entire bureaucracy.
The awarding ceremony will be held Wednesday, October 11, at the DAP in Tagaytay City.