“People hold the key to transformation, human resource being the true wealth of a nation.”
Thus spoke CSC Chairman Fransisco T. Duque III during his keynote speech to some 239 human resource management practitioners during the 2nd Regional Congress of HRMPs in Iloilo City with the theme “CSC-HRMP Partnership: In a R.A.C.E. towards Service Excellence” spearheaded by CSCRO6 in partnership with the Regional Council of Personnel Officers.
“The nurturing of exceptional talent and capacitating human resources are just two of the most critical strategies of the CSC as it focuses on improving and keeping well-oiled the government machinery,” he added.
Chair Duque said that this is the reason why the CSC continues to craft and implement programs aimed at developing competent and credible civil servants.
He further emphasized that HRMPs play an important role in overseeing the delivery of CSC’s programs since they are the Commission’s “foot soldiers”, who face the responsibility of ensuring the smooth and effective implementation of HR programs in their respective offices.
In his speech, Chair Duque mentioned CSC’s modified and expanded Local Scholarship Program which offers both formal and non-formal training programs. The program aims to capacitate government personnel and produce a workforce that is more responsive to the growing needs of the citizenry.
Chair Duque also proudly announced the opening of the Civil Service Institute or CSI which is primarily tasked to provide direct training and personnel development interventions to all government officials and employees. With the opening of the CSI, the Chair hopes that the Commission can develop a public sector workforce that will contribute to national development and nation building.
The Chair capped his speech by urging the RCPO to come up with their own activities to signify their commitment in championing R.A.C.E. to excellence in public service delivery.
The RCPO also elected its officers for 2011-2012 with Mr. Johnny Dariagan of CPO-Capiz as president. The new set of officers took their oath before the CSC Chair.
On the other hand, resource speakers Ms. Lara Zaphire Kristy N. Bermejo, HRMP of Compostela Valley which is the first recipient of the CSC Seal of Excellence Award and Mayor Ma. Teresa F. Debuque of the multi awarded Municipal Government of Anilao enlightened the HRMPs by sharing their best practices in public service.
The Congress was also graced by former CSC Chair Patricia A. Sto. Tomas who talked about public service excellence.