Reflective of its efforts to pursue excellence in human resource management (HRM), the Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office 1 (DOLE RO1) achieved certifications from the Civil Service Commission (CSC RO1) that testify its elevated services on Learning and Development (L&D) and Rewards and Recognition (R&R) for its employees.

Incoming DOLE RO1 Regional Director (RD) Exequiel Ronie A. Guzman and Assistant RD Honorina Dian-Baga received the L&D and R&R certificates from the CSC thru RD Hedy Jose B. Lardizabal, in a simple awarding ceremony on October 21, 2022 at the DOLE RO1 Conference Room, City of San Fernando, La Union.

The certifications are part of the CSC’s Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM). It is the flagship program designed to develop individuals and empower agencies toward higher HR maturity levels.

DOLE RO1’s R&R and L&D certificates are under the Maturity Level II, which shows that the agency has achieved a process-defined HRM status.

“These certifications from CSC are a testament that the DOLE RO1 has achieved a higher degree of HRM ‘maturity’, where processes are formalized and optimized,” said CSC RD Lardizabal.

In November 2020, DOLE RO1 already achieved the certification under the Recruitment, Selection and Promotion (RSP) area.

“We aim to achieve the certification for Performance Management (PM) so that we complete all the four HRM systems before the year ends,” ARD Baga said. “After which, we shall work towards achieving the PRIME-HRM Bronze Award and move into the next Maturity Level.”

Meanwhile, Incoming RD Guzman expressed gratitude for this ‘fitting welcome’ to Region 1, as he underscored that efficient HRM is key to enhanced public service delivery.

“Personnel development is a management priority for me. To deliver excellent public service is to capacitate our own service providers,” said Guzman, who officially assumed directorship in DOLE RO1 on November 2.

In CSC’s PRIME-HRM, government agencies are challenged to show significant changes and impact in their HR systems and practices. The goal is to develop HR core processes, improve procedures and service efficiency, and achieve greater client satisfaction.

Last Updated on November 11, 2022 by Justin Paul Marbella