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CSC 8 spearheads HRM practitioners confab

Tacloban City (November 13) -- The Civil Service Commission (CSC) in Region 8 is spearheading the conduct of the Eastern Visayas Regional Congress of Human Resource Management Practitioners on November 18 to 19, 2008 at the Convention Center A of the Leyte Park Hotel in Tacloban City.

CSC 8 Director David E. Cabanag, Jr. informed that the Congress activities will revolve around the theme "Leading Human Resources Towards Global Competency."

The Congress will gather together all seven Provincial Councils of Personnel Officers in Eastern Visayas, Director Cabanag said.

One of the highlight of the Congress is the launching of RA 9485 or the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007. Said Act requires among others, the crafting of the agency's Citizen Charter.

Other important matters like the service delivery of GSIS, identified during the Eastern Visayas Regional Council of Personnel Officers Programs Planning Congress held in August of 2008, will also be discussed, Director Cabanag added.

The Honorable Ricardo L. Saludo, the newly installed Chairman of the Civil Service Commission, will join and interact with the participants during said Congress, Director Cabanag further said.

In response to the urgent need to eliminate red tape and improve frontline service delivery in government agencies, Republic Act No. 9485, otherwise known as the "Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007" was enacted by Congress on June 20, 2007.

Pursuant to Section 16 of said law, the Civil Service Commission (CSC), as mandated therein, promulgated the Implementing Rules and Regulations of said act on July 24, 2008. Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007 and its IRR aim to promote transparency in the government, re-engineering the systems and procedures of each office or agency with regard to the manner of transacting with the public. Thus, each agency is required to simplify frontline service procedures, formulate service standards for clients to observe or follow in every transaction and make these standards known to the client.

In connection with the implementation of Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007 and its IRR, the CSC is now disseminating information about the new law and its IRR to the bureaucracy and will assist agencies in crafting their Citizen's Charters. (PIA 8) [top]

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