CONSISTENT with the Executive Order No. 80 issued by President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III “Directing the Adoption of a Performance-Based Incentive System for Government Employees,” the department, through its Administrative and Finance Division, headed by Chief Administrative Officer, Hadja Sambay Salik-Suwaib, conducted a three-day seminar-workshop on Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS) on January 14-16, 2013 at the Estosan Garden Hotel, Cotabato City. Resource Persons from the Civil Service Commission (CSC-ARMM) lectured on various aspects of the system.
The said EO aims to establish and implement a Performance Based Incentive (PBI) System that will motivate higher performance and greater accountability in the public sector and ensure the accomplishment of commitments and targets under the five (5) Key Result Areas (KRA’s).”
On the first day was also an orientation on Pre-retirement Innovation Options and Results to guide and orient government employees on the various options for retirement and the benefits they could receive. Resource Persons from the GSIS oriented the participants. Also, Resource Persons from PAG-IBIG and PHILHEALTH lectured the participants about their respective agencies services and benefits of employees.
The activity was participated in by the department’s Regional Office employees and selected personnel from its provincial branches in Tawi-Tawi, Sulu, Basilan, Maguindanao, Lanao Sur-A, Lanao Sur-B and Marawi City headed by their respective Provincial Social Welfare Officers.
In her message during the opening program, OIC Regional Vice-Governor and Concurrent Regional Secretary of the department, Hadja Bainon G. Karon, stressed the need and importance of SPMS.
I her speech, she emphasized that “This Strategic Performance Management System, which is aimed at further improving the performance of government officers and employees to enhance and improve public service delivery, is necessary not only to effectively discharge our sworn duties and functions as public servants to serve the public with highest degree of responsibility and accountability; but also in our earnest pursuit for socio-economic development. It is therefore my hope that all of us would understand and appreciate this new system seriously as an embodiment of our working standards in the government service for the betterment of our people whom we are sworn to serve.”
Assistant Regional Secretary, Hadja Pombaen Karon-Kader also stressed the importance of the pre-retirement orientations and the new performance system that is geared towards improving the delivery of public service consistent with reform agenda of the new ARMM Administration on improved governance and public service delivery.
In the afternoon of the January 16, the last day of the activity, a Resource Person from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front oriented the participants about the Framework Agreement by and between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. Earlier, Regional Secretary Karon invited the MILF, through its Chairman, Al Haj Murad, for the orientation on the subject.
The three-day activity was capped by the orientation on the dangers of smoking and the reward system on the advocacy to stop smoking conducted by DOH-ARMM. (Abdulrackman “Abs” E. Mama, AO-V/Regional Information Officer, DSWD-ARMM, 16 January 2013)