THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Central Luzon bagged the Bronze Award Maturity Level II for upholding excellence in its human resource management programs.
This means the DENR regional office had met the standards on the implementation of the Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (Prime-HRM).
The Civil Service Commission (CSC), led by Regional Director Rosalinda Tanaliga-Oliva, conferred the award to Regional Executive Director Paquito Moreno, Jr. in a ceremonial program held recently at the DENR Regional Office in City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
Moreno said attaining the second level maturity in Prime-HRM confirmed that the DENR office in Central Luzon has managed and implemented its HRM systems according to documented process and has established a process-defined HRM in the four core HRM systems, which include recruitment, selection and placement, performance management, learning and development, and rewards and recognition.
“This recognition will serve as our daily motivation to bring out only the best in our HRM practices. This will inspire, and challenge us at the same time, to reach our full potential as a government organization,” Moreno said, adding the DENR would continue to prime its HR processes to champion efficient and effective personnel administration in the office.
As a Prime-HRM Bronze awardee, the DENR is granted with the following privileges: authority to approve appointments, subject to post-audit; 20 percent discount for the HRM officer or agency representative on training and conferences conducted by the Civil Service Institute; endorsement or recommendation for scholarship grant offered by other institutions; and nomination to CSC’s Certification Program for HRMOs subject to the guidelines to be issued by the Commission.
The DENR regional office may also enjoy exclusive membership to a community of learners who shall have access to digital learning resources and other developmental opportunities subject to the guidelines to be issued by the Commission; announcement of the agency’s programs/projects bureaucracy-wide through the CSC website; and other benefits that the Commission may approve in the future.
Since 2015, the DENR has issued a total of 1,179 appointments as part of their efficient and intensified recruitment and selection process to bring better service and uplift socio-economic conditions.
Oliva lauded the DENR for its support in human resources management programs and assured that the CSC will continue to provide assistance until the DENR reaches the highest HRM maturity level, which is level 4 or the gold award.
The CSC also recognized Perla Collado, chief of the administrative division, and the HR team for their invaluable contribution and hard work in the conferment of the Prime-HRM Bronze Award to the DENR-Central Luzon, and for their efforts in promoting human resource excellence.
Arturo Fadriquela, DENR deputy director for management services, assured CSC that the DENR would continuously strengthen its administrative governance to make its HRM programs more systematic, innovative and strategic.
“We will not just maintain the status under Level 2, but we shall continue to improve our HRM systems to meet the indicators of the next higher level,” he said.
He said aside from the continued partnership with CSC in improving the DENR’s HRM systems, the DENR would also implement and comply with the 2017 Omnibus Rules on Appointments and other Human Resource Actions and other CSC laws and rules in the issuance of appointments.
Since 2012, CSC has mandated the implementation of Prime-HRM through CSC Memorandum Circular No. 3, Series of 2012 and CSC Resolution No. 1200241. It is a mechanism that empowers government agencies by developing their human resource management competencies, systems and practices toward HR excellence.