“We are not only civil servants. We are the service providers of the government.”
That is how the Civil Service Commission Regional Office XI (CSCRO-XI) described the relationship and responsibility of civil servants to the public during the conferment ceremony of the Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM) Bronze Award Resolution on February 15, 2023, at the University Social Hall, USeP Obrero Campus, Davao City.
Attended by the Administrative Council Members led by University President, Dr. Lourdes C. Generalao, CY 2022 promoted faculty and non-teaching personnel of the University from all campuses, USeP Faculty Federation (USePFFed) officers, Non-Teaching Staff Association (NTSA) officers, Human Resource Management Division (HRMD), Performance Management, Monitoring and Evaluation Division (PMMED) and concerned University personnel, the event highlighted the ceremonial oath-taking of all faculty and non-teaching personnel who were promoted in CY 2022 and awarding of the Certificate of Registration to the USePFFed.
“We hit our target, and we owe this major triumph to the collective efforts of the different campuses, colleges or schools, divisions, and offices within the University. I also want to commend our Human Resource Management Division, with the great help of the Performance Management, Monitoring, and Evaluation Division, for accepting the challenge. Big thanks for all your contributions. I am genuinely impressed by our capacity to work together both in times of adversity and prosperity,” expressed Dr. Generalao during her welcome address.
Dr. Generalao also reassured the commitment of the University to expand opportunities for the public and consistently deliver unparalleled service. “The possibilities for the future are endless, as what we, as government workers and academicians, may accomplish by cooperating in fields like education, culture, personnel welfare, and other areas deemed advantageous for everyone involved,” she said.
Conferring the PRIME-HRM Bronze Award and the Certificate of Registration to USePFFed were CSCRO XI Assistant Regional Director Venus D. Ondoy-Bumanlag, CSC Davao City Field Office Director II Marilyn M. Dujali, CSCRO XI Chief Human Resource Specialist Danilo Jessie Dumandagan, and CSCRO XI Human Resource Specialist II Cris Valentin Lumba.
Mr. Dumandagan, in his speech, relayed the responsibilities of the University in relation to being a PRIME-HRM Bronze awardee. “USeP shall be responsible for the following: maintain the PRIME-HRM status on level 2 and continue to improve its HRM systems to hit the majority indicators of the next higher level, comply with the Civil Service law and rules and regulations on the issuance of appointments and implementation of other HR actions; and, partner with the CSC in providing assistance to other agencies in the development or in the improvement of HRM systems,” he said.
USePFFed Vice President Dr. Analyn Q. Villaroman received the certificate of registration on behalf of USePFFed President Dr. Rec E. Eguia.
Dr. Generalao also facilitated the ceremonial oath-taking of promoted personnel of the University before sealing the event with closing remarks of Dr. Maria Luisa B. Faunillan, Vice President for Administration.
“The quality of the Philippine government bureaucracy and public service delivery are all improved by PRIME-HRM. In light of this idea, the University sees the integration of the PRIME-HRM to the higher education system as a necessary pre-requisite and as a transformative effort toward fulfilling our vision, mission, goals, and our core values,” Dr. Faunillan said.
Dr. Faunillan further challenges the University. “The journey does not stop here. We shall continue to tread the road full of challenges. But we can overcome these difficulties and hardships that the University shall be facing because we are working as one.”
This celebration of the achievements of the University aims to put front and center the endeavors of the University in becoming a leading service provider for the public.