City of San Fernando, La Union – The Regional Office of the Civil Service Commission lauded the Department of Labor and Employment-Regional Office 1 for being the first government agency in the region to take the initiative in institutionalizing the Strategic Performance Management System.
During the orientation for the first batch of employees on the SPMS on March 10, CSC 1 Director Bienvenida Ragucos congratulated Director Henry John Jalbuena and staff for the conscientious effort to gain knowledge of and eventually make the new system their guide in the performance of their duties.
“When I received the invitation, I was very delighted. DOLE 1 was the first agency to invite me to speak about the new SPMS,” Ragucos said.
The SPMS will replace the old Performance Evaluation System which was used by government employees in assessing their individual performance. It entails a shift from indicators that yielded figures to measure an employee’s accomplishments, to outcome indicators to determine how an employee’s performance contributes to the agency’s goals.
Addressing the participants, Jalbuena said that even prior to the adoption of the SPMS, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz has always emphasized that her administration zeroes in on program outcomes to gauge the effectiveness of agency performance.
This, he said, is in consonance with President Benigno S. Aquino III’s platform of ensuring the accountability of government agencies and civil servants as enunciated in his Labor Reform Agenda.
“We are changing the way we do things. Under the SPMS, we are committed to develop a mindset of teamwork and manage our daily activities in such a way that these will be able to greatly contribute in the attainment of our major final outputs,” Jalbuena said.
The orientation for the second batch is slated on 14 March 2011.