The Civil Service Commission (CSC) grants bronze award to the Philippine Rice Research Institute Human Resource and Management Office (HRMO) recognizing its excellence in human resource management systems, practices, and competencies of government agencies.

The award, which was under the Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM), evaluated government agencies in terms of four core areas—recruitment, selection, and placement; learning and development; performance management; and rewards and recognition. PhilRice HRMO got the 2nd level recognition qualifying in the four core areas.

In line with this, PhilRice HRMO received incentives exclusive for the bronze awardee. The Institute is now authorized to approve appointments, subject to post-audit. The Institute’s HRMO or representative is also entitled to a 20% discount during trainings and conferences conducted by the CSC.

PhilRice can also now avail of CSC’s endorsement for scholarship grants offered by other institutions, and announce their Institute programs and projects through the CSC website. Likewise, exclusive membership is granted to a community of learners who shall have access to digital learning resources and other development opportunities.

PhilRice HRMO will also be nominated to CSC certification program for HRMO, subject to the guidelines to be issued by the commission.

As bronze awardee, PhilRice has to maintain the status under level two and continue improving its HRM systems to meet the higher-level indicators. The Institute should also comply with the 2017 Omnibus Rules on Appointments and other Human Resource actions, and civil service law and rules, in the issuance of appointments and implementation of other HR actions.

Additionally, PhilRice is required to collaborate with CSC in providing assistance to other agencies in the development of human resource management systems.

The PRIME-HRM program recognizes and awards agencies from different regions that meet the standards of the four core areas of the HRMO. In the National Capital Region, only 12 of the 345 agencies under the CSC were given the bronze award.

The awarding of resolution was on July 5 at the CSC NCR Hotel, Quezon City, while the conferment of the bronze award will be on July 26 at the Public Sector HR Symposium, PICC, Pasay City.

CSC believes this initiative will inspire agencies to transform their human resource management systems to support the agency mandate and empower agencies in the performance of human resource management functions.

PRIME-HRM serves as a venue for the exchange and development of expertise in the area of human resource management between and among government agencies, and serve as a search mechanism for the best practices in human resource management.

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Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is a government corporate entity attached to the Department of Agriculture created through Executive Order 1061 on 5 November 1985 (as amended) to help develop high-yielding and cost-reducing technologies so farmers can produce enough rice for all Filipinos.

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