National Economic and Development AuthorityRegion 4-B in partnership with NEDA Central Office (NCO) Administrative Staff and the Civil Service Commission Region 4 Field Office conducted an orientation-workshop on the new government performance rating system in preparation for compliance to the Strategic Performance management System (SPMS) held at NEDA 4-B Conference Room in Calapan City, January 27.

 SPMS was developed by virtue of CSC Memorandum Circular No. 6 (s. 2012) which will replace the current Performance Evaluation System (PES) to address the gaps and weaknesses in the previous systems.It will also establish a more performance-based orientation of the government’s compensation system, putting premium on individual and organizational performance as bases for enhancing merit and compensation system.

 During the orientation-workshop, NCO Administrative Staff OIC-Director Maria Theresa R. Escolano presented the rationale, objectives and other essential information on Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS). She also presented the NEDA-approved SPMS.

 Ms. Myra I. Dela Cruz, Human Resource Development Division (HRDD) Chiefaddressed inquiries on the preparation of Individual Performance Commitment Review (IPCR), Division Performance Commitment Review (DPCR) and Office Performance Commitment Review (OPCR) based on the CSC-approved NEDA SPMS.

 According to CSC Region 4 Field Office Director Cecilio A. Ambid, SPMS is focused on linking individual performance vis-à-vis the agency’s organizational vision, mission using specific strategies in the achievement of its goals. The SPMS will ensure that the employee achieves the objectives set by the organization and the organization on the other hand, achieves the objectives that it has set itself in its strategic plan.           Through the OPCR, DPCR and IPCR, employees and their respective supervisors will agree on how they will be rated. Director Ambid facilitated the workshop on the preparation of the draft IPCR of the 24 NRO 4-B officials and staff who actively partake on the said activity.

 Starting 2015, NEDA 4-B will adopt the SPMS as a tool for an efficient human resource and agency performance management.