GSIS to reward gov't officials and employees
by Lovely Laudette D. Gamba
BUTUAN CITY (April 19) -- The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) opens the Search for Seven Outstanding Public Servants (SOPS), as a way of recognizing and rewarding government officials and employees who have shown consistent dedicated performance and achievements contributing to the improvement of government service and the upliftment of the public's well being.
The undertaking is part of the activities of the GSIS in celebration of its 70th year anniversary. The awardees shall be presented and awarded during the GSIS Gala Night at the Sofitel Hotel Philippine Plaza on May 31, 2007 with the presence of no less than President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The deadline for the submission of nominations is on April 20, 2007.
Nominees must be in the government service in a permanent capacity at the time of nomination. He or she must have been rated at least Very Satisfactory or its equivalent for the last two consecutive performance rating periods prior to their nominations and must not have been found guilty of any administrative or criminal case at the time of nomination. The period covered for the search is the past six years from 2001-2006.
The criteria for selection include the nominees performance and observable or manifested attributes such as service orientation, professionalism and integrity, loyalty to government service, excellence and courtesy.
Nominees must submit three copies of properly accomplished nomination form, personal data sheet with passport size photo of the nominee taken in the last six months, certification issued by the nominating agency that he or she has not been found guilty of any administrative or criminal offense involving moral turpitude nor has any pending administrative or criminal case against him or her at the time of the nomination, and photocopies of nominee's clippings, news items, pictures and other documents to support the nomination.
Heads of national government agency or any of its instrumentalities, heads of government organizations, local government unit heads, and heads of corporations, state colleges and universities may submit their nominations.
Any individual or organization with extensive knowledge of the performance and behavior of prospective official or employee may submit their nominees for the Awards. All nominations must be submitted using the prescribed form to any nearest GSIS Office. Nominations must be approved and endorsed by the Agency Head of the nominee. The agency may endorse at most 2 employees. Nomination forms are downloadable from the GSIS website www.gsis.gov.ph or may be requested from any GSIS office. (PIA-13) [top]