NegOr PIOs attend briefing on CSCs SPMS

By Roi Lomotan

CSC-NegOr supervising personnel specialist Phoebe Tupaz tells the purpose of SPMS to ANOPIO members in a briefing held on Sept. 24,2015 at PIA Office, Capitol Area, Dumaguete City. (PIA7-NegOr)
CSC-NegOr supervising personnel specialist Phoebe Tupaz tells the purpose of SPMS to ANOPIO members in a briefing held on Sept. 24,2015 at PIA Office, Capitol Area, Dumaguete City. (PIA7-NegOr)

DUMAGUETE CITY (PIA) – Members of the Association of Negros Oriental Public Information Officers (ANOPIO) had a briefing on Civil Service Commission (CSC)’s Strategic Performance and Management System (SPMS) at the PIA-Negros Oriental office today.

“(SPMS) strengthens the culture of performance and accountability in the bureaucracy,” CSC-Negros Oriental supervising personnel specialist Phoebe Tupaz told ANOPIO members.

Tupaz elaborated that the SPMS concept is focused on linking individual performance in relation to the agency’s vision, mission and strategic goals.

It aims to ensure that employees achieve the objective set by the government organization and the said government office achieves its objectives based in its strategic plan.

There are four phases in in SPMS which are: performance planning and commitment, monitoring and coaching, review and evaluation and rewarding and development planning.

Through this mechanism, supervisors or heads of agencies will be able to know who among their staff needs further training to improve their performance or is recommended for promotion based on their performance ratings, Tupaz said.

Another purpose of the SPMS is it serves as basis for promotion and in giving performance-based incentives for government employees.

SPMS uses the Office Performance and Commitment Review (OPCR) and the Individual Performance and Commitment Review (IPCR) in rating the performance of the employees and to know if the government agency achieved its target outputs for the year.

If an employee achieves 2 outstanding ratings in a year, he or she is entitled for a 2 step increment due to meritorious performance. If an employee gets 1 outstanding rating and one very satisfactory rating within two rating periods, he or she can get 1 step increment. If an employee gets 2 very satisfactory ratings in a year, he or she is entitled for 1 step increment.

The SPMS replaces the old Performance Evaluation System (PES) in government offices.  Government offices should use the IPCR in their second semester rating for this year.

The briefing was initiated by ANOPIO, in cooperation with PIA in line with the annual observance of the 115th Anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service in September with the theme “Kayang Kaya Mo, Lingkod Bayani!” (mbcn/ral/PIA7-Negros Oriental/This article was first published at PIA website on Sept. 24, 2015)

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