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Baguio improved bar of hiring workers lauded by Civil Service Commission

Baguio City Municipal Hall
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Baguio City-  The Civil Service Commission (CSC) awarded the city government certification for its improved services to clients by reforming its systems and procedures in hiring workers. Back then, the city government was originally accredited by the CSC using the old standards in 2013.

"The city governemnt met the Maturity Level 2 indicators under the enhanced Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence on Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM)," Atty.Marilyn Taldo, CSC-Cordillera Director, said on Monday.

The PRIME-HRM award is the CSC's institutionalized system of meritocracy where workers get hired according to merit and qualifications.

"By having this award, they are confidently able to keep pace with others, benefiting not only the agency but also give their service to the city and the people," she added.

Baguio is the first local government in the region and the 9th among the 133 agencies  recognized for its four core human resource initiatives. 

The four core Human resource (HR) areas include recruitment, selection and placement; learning and development; performance management system; and rewards and recognition.

Edith Dawaten, assistant city human resource officer, said the PRIME-HRM award authorizing the city to issue appointments of co-terminus employees and permanent employees go through the process of placement and recruitment.

"We take pride in the fact that employees hired by the city go through the process or flow of recruitment, promotion and replacement where the top applicant is generally hired, although the law recognizes the authority of the appointing power to choose among the top qualified applicants in  a position," Dawaten said on Wednesday.

All city personnel shall go through the   pre-employment examination, technical examination for those who are applying for a technical position, critical examination, and personality tests. Likewise, they go through a panel interview by the placement board of the city government consisting of representatives of the department involved, the city council, the employees' association, and the association of city executives.

Therefore, the notion that applicants must have a "backer" to be hired will no longer be an issue because there is a system that the city applies.

To cite an example, "We have a classic example where the employee, who is an outsider, was the one appointed to the position. That was true for that person because of his qualifications," Dawaten proved.

Source || PNA


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