ARMM’S 1st Human Resource Summit seeks to improve employees’ productivity and efficiency

The Mindanao Examiner Regional Newspaper - - News -

COTABATO CITY – Some 48 government agencies participated in the 1st Human Resource Summit on Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS) Key Players conducted by the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) at the Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Complex here.

Last week’s summit was conducted by the ARMM Human Resource and Management Division in partnership with the Office of the Chief-of-staff as one of the requirements of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to improve employees’ productivity and efficiency.

Budget, planning, and administrative officers, among others, comprised the 165 summit participants. Lectures were delivered on the following basic elements of SPMS and its processes: performance planning and commitment; performance monitoring and coaching;

performance review and evaluation; performance rewarding and development planning; and other pertinent SPMS guidelines such as ratings, alignment of functions, and the SPMS calendar and cycle.

Leopoldo Roberto Valderosa, Director IV of CSC- ARMM and one of the two lecturers during the summit, said that the success of an organization relies greatly on its human resources thus making them the most important asset in an organization. “This is why the summit is vital to success of not only the individual but of the agencies as a whole,” he said.

“We are no longer just assessing the individual, but this time we also assess the organization because we believe that a certain individual could never be satisfactory or outstanding in his performance unless the organization itself is also (performing well),” he added.

ARMM employees and agencies, he said, have significantly improved their performance over the years with the help of enhancement tools from donor institutions such as the Japan International Cooperation Agency and the U.S. Agency for International Development, to name a few.

Employees sent to trainings and scholarships abroad also prove beneficial in the improvement of ARMM’S human resources, Valderosa said.

Atty. Rasul Mitmug, Jr., ARMM Chief of Staff, said the summit is a testament of the regional government’s efforts to continuously improve the performance of its workforce and meet international standard operating procedures among its line agencies. This, he said, is one of the legacies that Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman seeks to imprint in his administration.

ARMM agencies’ participation in the summit is expected to result in the refinement of their SPMS plans after Tuesday’s event. A similar summit will be conducted for members of local government units of the region before the year ends.

The recent signing by President Rodrigo Duterte of the executive order reconstituting the Bangsamoro Transition Commission was an opportunity for Muslim leaders to share not only pleasantries but also light talks among the key players in the peace process.the Sulu delegation invited for the occasion was led by Governor Toto Tan, Sulu patriarch and former Governor Sakur Tan and Kusug Tausug Rep. Shernee Tan. Also in the delegation was Undersecretary and lawyer Nabil Tan, of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process.the steps envisioned by the President in arriving at a final peace in Mindanao and Sulu warrant the support of all the people, the local governments and all agencies of government. Federalism is the ultimate end to all endeavors towards peace and hope it will be an arrangement that will be fair to the component provinces and cities now under the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.(photos by Kusug Tausug party-list)

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