Social Welfare Agency recognized for human resource practices

BAGUIO CITY December 27 – Cordillera Administrative Region – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) here has been recognized anew by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) for attaining Maturity Level 2 (Process-Defined HRM) in three core Human Resource System under the Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM).

The PRIME-HRM is a program of assessment, assistance, and recognition of HRM excellence using global HR standards. It also supports the attainment of the CSC’s vision of becoming Asia’s Center of Excellence in HR and Organizational and Development (OD) by 2030.

In March 2016, the DSWD-CAR was awarded a certificate of Recognition for meeting the Human Resource Maturity Level 2 (Process-Defined HRM) Indicators for two of the core HR Systems which include the Competencies on Recruitment, Selection and Placement (RSP) and Rewards and Recognitions.

This year, the DSWD-CAR is able to reach Maturity Level 2 for three core systems, with Learning and Development included. This has been the result of the assessment conducted on November 2017 in compliance with the enhanced Maturity Level indicators as institutionalized through CSC Memorandum Circular no. 24, Series of 2016.

Under the PRIME-HRM, four Core HR systems are assessed including Recruitment, Selection and Placement, Learning and Development, Performance Management, and Rewards and Recognition with four Maturity Levels, with Level 4 being the highest. Maturity levels include Level 1 for Transactional HRM, Level 2 for Process-Defined HRM, Level 3 for Integrated HRM, and Level 4 for Strategic HRM.

“Improving our human resource practices is just one way of ensuring that we are working for the betterment of our service delivery. We remain committed to do our best in developing our systems for the people who need our services and for us to provide maagap at mapagkalingang serbisyo,” DSWD-CAR Regional Director Janet P. Armas shared.

Among the awards received by DSWD-CAR include CSC’s Citizen’s Satisfaction Center- Seal of Excellence Award in 2013 and Gawad Magalang na Ahensiya award given by the Philippine Government Employees Association and the Civil Service Commission in 2006.

By Nerizza Faye G. Villanueva

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