By Joseph C. Bacani
DAGUPAN CITY – This city’s department heads, division and office heads underwent a two-day orientation seminar on Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS) conducted by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) at the city museum on January 14 and 15 through the initiative of Mayor Belen T. Fernandez.
CSC Regional Office 1 Director Nelson G. Sarmiento, who conducted the lecture together with CSC Provincial Field Office-Lingayen Director Lyrma C. Oalin, said that the SPMS is the new system that is now being implemented in measuring the performance of the government.
“Unlike in the old system, SPMS integrates personnel and organizational performance to reward exemplary civil servants and well performing institutions in a performance-based incentive scheme,” disclosed Sarmiento.
SPMS also provides step increments wherein an employee may progress from step 1 to step 8 of the salary grade allocation of his or her position in recognition of meritorious performance based on performance management system approved by the CSC and or through length of service, in accordance with the rules and regulations to be promulgated jointly by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and the CSC.
“The CSC, in developing the Performance Management System (PMS), shall ensure that personnel performance shall be linked with organizational performance in order to enhance the performance orientation of the compensation system,” added Sarmiento.
Sarmiento is hopeful that the new system is a much better way of improving performance that will redound to better governance.
“This is mandatory at kailangan itong i-submit sa CSC para aprubahan for implementation. That is why we are grateful to Mayor Belen for initiating this seminar and we are committed to help the city fast track its installation of the SPMS,” said Sarmiento. (CIO/01-16-2014)