April 14, 2014

LEGAZPI CITY --- The Civil Service Commission regional office in Bicol once more reaffirmed the Level II accredited status of DA RFO 5 for having continuously met the requirements for the status pursuant to CSC Resolution No. 1302616.


This is under the CSC program institutionalizing Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM) through a program of reward, recognition, empowerment and continuous development. Under this program, the CSC continues to capacitate agencies in the performance of their human resource management functions and recognize best practices in the various areas of human resource management.

As Level II accredited agency, the DA can take final action on appointments of personnel. But to maintain its accreditation, the DA will operationalize the Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS) as a means of measuring individual performance of employees as well as agency performance. Unlike in the old Performance Evaluation System, in SPMS individual goals will be set following the agency’s Major Final Output. As of this writing, the DA regional office is yet to come up with SPMS as the DA central office is coming up with a unified SPMS for the whole organization.

The certificate of revalidation was awarded by the CSC during the Commitment Building Ceremony held at CSC regional office in Legazpi City on April 8, 2014 attended by heads of national governments agencies, presidents of state colleges and universities and Local Government officials whose accredited status were revalidated.

Another highlight of the ceremony was the signing of the Memorandum of Commitment between the CSC and the accredited agencies, stipulating the agencies’ commitment to maintain its status and further strive to ultimately achieve the seal of excellence.

OIC Regional Executive Director Abelardo R. Bragas was represented by Rosario T. Sales, OIC Chief of Administrative and Finance Division and Imelda P. Acompañado, OIC Chief, Human Resource Management Section. (Lovella P. Guarin)