20 governors meet with CSC, DILG to improve HR dev’t

HR is key to public service reforms – Duque

Governors from 20 selected provinces nationwide gathered in a roundtable conference last February 4 to flesh out the critical human resource (HR) development concerns in the local government sector.The conference, with the theme “Transforming Local Bureaucracy into Instruments of Development”, was organized by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to improve HR development in the provincial governments and help them achieve their development goals.The participants were composed of governors, provincial administrators and provincial planning officers of “The First 20” provinces, namely, Abra, Apayao, Zamboanga del Norte, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental, Sarangani, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu, Tawi-tawi, Oriental Mindoro, Northern Samar, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Negros Oriental, Occidental Mindoro and Masbate.CSC Chair Francisco T. Duque III said that local governments deliver a host of basic services ranging from education to environmental protection, and the success of these efforts depend on the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes of their human resources – the public servants.“When we speak of reforms, HR management is often underemphasized. It is high time that we see HR as a critical factor in transforming public service in the country,” Duque stressed.The CSC presented the various best practices and roadblocks in HR experienced by the LGUs, after which the participants explored possible courses of action needed to address the HR issues identified during the discussions.Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse M. Robredo also spoke on “Dealing with Realpolitik in the Local Bureaucracy”.Towards the end of the conference, governors of “The First 20” together with CSC and DILG signed a Declaration of Cooperation and Collective Commitment to strengthen the partnership and collaboration among the parties.

Source: http://www.csc.gov.ph

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