CSC confers PRIME HRM award to Baguio

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BAGUIO CITY  – The Civil Service Commission (CSC) conferred to the local government of Baguio led by outgoing Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan an award for its ability to comply with the four parameters of the Program Institutionalizing Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM)

The program aims to transform the agencies’ Human Resource (HR) management systems, competencies and practices to a level of excellence that fosters good governance.

CSC-CAR regional director lawyer Marilyn Taldo explained that the PRIME-HRM’s philosophy, people excellence for service excellence, as a guide among government agencies in transforming every government employee into a servant hero or lingkod bayan through excellent HR processes.

The PRIME-HRM award system celebrates and recognizes excellence in human resource management practices and competencies of government agencies in the 4 core HRM areas, namely, recruitment, selection and placement; performance management, learning and development and rewards and recognition.

The local government was originally accredited by the Commission on December 26, 2013 under Resolution No. 1303081 using the old standards per CSC MC No. 3, series of 2012.

On December 20, 2014, the CSC issued MC No. 30 providing enhanced guidelines for the adoption of the HR maturity level indicators that are aligned with global standards on good people management practices for HRM systems in the public sector wherein an agency must meet the maturity level II indicators in any of the 4 core HRM systems to qualify for an award.

Upon recommended by the CSC Baguio field office and upon validation by the Commission, the city government was found to have met the PRIME-HRM maturity level II indicators in 2 core HRM systems, thus, on December 4, 2018, it was conferred the certificate of recognition for achieving maturity level II for HRM systems and HR office competencies on performance management, and rewards and recognition.

Baguio was the first local government in the region to be recognized under the enhanced PRIME-HRM and the 9th among the 133 agencies and local governments that were assessed and evaluated for compliance.

As part of its continuing effort to implement the PRIME-HRM, the CSC-CAR worked closely with the local government in its unrelenting drive to transform the existing HRM systems competencies and practices to a level of excellence that fosters good governance.

On June 19, 2019, the local government was again found to have achieved PRIME-HRM maturity level II and recruitment, selection and placement and learning and development that made Baguio city the first local government in the region to be conferred for its compliance to all the 4 core HRM systems.

Mayor Domogan said the recent award received by the city government was a product of the continuing unity and teamwork among local officials and employees to strive for excellence in the delivery of their mandated services to the people, thus, the City Human Resource Management Office should be given due recognition for having done their job well with the cooperation of their co-workers in the local government.

By Dexter A. See