35 Kalinga personnel officers attend resource management conference
Tabuk, Kalinga (29 November) -- Thirty-five Human Resource Management Practitioners from the different offices of Kalinga attended recently the 8th Regional Conference of the Council of Human Resource Management Practitioners in the Cordilleras in Baguio City, according to Human Resource Management Officer Engr. Domingo Bakilan.
With the Theme "Building HRM Practitioners in Promoting Morale, Efficiency, Responsiveness, Courtesy, and Integrity in Governance" the conference was graced by Civil Service Commission (CSC) Commissioner Cesar Buenaflor.
Bakilan said Buenaflor called on the 300 participants to help the government pursue the societal aspiration of building a just and humane society. The council was challenged to serve the people with honesty and integrity and contribute in the establishment of a service-oriented career service They were encouraged to use their power and influences to improve the civil service and be a creative and constructive partner of the CSC.
During the conference, Bakilan said the Anti-Red Tape Campaign in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) was launched. Republic Act No. 9485, otherwise known as "An Act to Improve Efficiency in the Delivery of Government Service to the Public by Reducing Bureaucratic Red Tape, Preventing Graft and Corruption, and Providing Penalties Thereof " was signed into law by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on June 2, 2007. Pursuant to Section 16 of this law, the CSC has promulgated the Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) of the said Act through Resolution No. 081471 dated July 24, 2008 which was published in the Philippine Star on August 21, 2008 and took effect on September 5, 2008
Relative to this law, Administrative Order No. 241 was issued by President Arroyo, mandating the speedy implementation of the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007 and its IRR because there is a need to expedite the implementation of this law for the effective realization of the State's policy of work to fix the corruption that has, unfortunately, long plaque our nation.
Salient features of Republic Act No. 9416 were also discussed during the conference, Bakilan said. Otherwise known as " An Act Declaring as Unlawful Any Form of Cheating in the Civil Service Examination, Unauthorized Used and Possession of Examination-Related Materials, and Granting the Commission Exclusive Jurisdiction Over the Cases including those Committed by Private Individuals" was signed into law by the President in March 25, 2007 and its IRR took effect on April 14, 2008. Heads of Departments and Agencies are enjoined to comply strictly with the provision of the law and it's implementing rules and regulations.
To apply the lessons learned from the seminar at home, Gov. Floydelia R. Diasen directed local officials, department heads, national line agency heads and all concerned government employees to attend a one-day orientation seminar on Resource Management to be held on November 29 at the Davidson Hotel here.
The activity is in support to the national government's efforts to mitigate the impact of the global economic crisis in government offices and teach resource managers to maximize the use of limited resources and be productive in their workplace. (PIA-Kalinga) [top]