The Social Security System (SSS) received the Silver Trailblazer Award after passing the 1st stage of the Performance Governance System (PGS) during the virtual revalida on November 23, 2021.
SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Aurora C. Ignacio presented the basic elements of the Initiation stage: strategy design that SSS has adopted for its PGS transformation journey. The strategy design includes SSS position statement and the corresponding objectives, and impact indicators that will gear SSS towards the attainment of its vision.
“The PGS award conferred to SSS is a significant milestone in our continuous effort to provide world-class quality service to our members and stakeholders which is at par with global standards. It is also a testament of the commitment of the men and women of SSS who continue to strive for the excellent performance of each employee in accordance with SSS’ mandate and corporate vision,” Ignacio said.
The PGS is a framework for transformation that empowers institutions to deliver breakthrough results. It has four stages consisting of Initiation, Compliance, Proficiency, and Institutionalization.
SSS as a government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCC) needs to align the execution of its mandates with the principles of transparency and accountability as stipulated under Republic Act No. 10149 known as the GOCC Governance Act of 2011. This is in tune with the current administration’s thrust and AmBisyon 2040: Matatag, Maginhawa at Panatag na Buhay.
With the help of PGS, SSS carried out these principles by installing an effective planning framework and performance monitoring system, as well as, by designing and developing various channels to serve its members and engaging its stakeholders in public governance.
Currently, SSS passed the Initiation stage of the four-stage pathway designed to create, execute, and sustain effective transformation strategies. The Silver Trailblazer award means SSS has exceeded the expectations in its compliance with the required basic elements of the Initiation stage.
The PGS is exclusively administered by the Institute for Solidarity in Asia, a non-government organization, whose main advocacy is good governance practices among government agencies and local government units for a better Philippines.
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