Baldoz bares criteria and mechanics for the DOLE’s top performing regional offices and personnel awards

“Prepare yourselves to be qualified.”

Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said this yesterday as she released the mechanics and criteria for the DOLE’s awards program for top performing regional offices and personnel as well as for the Secretary Best Documentary Awards. These special citation programs are part of the DOLE Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE).

“By virtue of DOLE Administrative Order No. 196, Series of 2005, the department is not precluded to establish awards and packages, whether it be monetary or non-monetary, for its exceptional performing offices or personnel, hence, this DOLE’s PRAISE program,” Baldoz explained.

For this year, the DOLE is handing out five awards as recognition of its milestones for the last four years. These are the outstanding DOLE Regional Office Award, the Outstanding DOLE Personnel Award, the Milestones in DOLE Programs and Services Award, the Secretary’s Best Documentary Award, and the Special Citations on Innovations Award.

For the Outstanding Regional Office Award, the criteria shall be: (1) consistency of performance, to be evaluated based on physical accomplishments of the regional office as reflected in the Office Performance Commitment and Review (OPCR), comprising 60 percent of the over-all rating; (2) good management, based on financial management, like funds utilization and funds accountability; (3) integrity, based on absence of administrative complaints and cases against its officers and personnel, Citizen’s Charter or ARTA implementation, based on absence of client’s complaint; and (4) capacity building of staff which comprises 40% of the total rating.

The mechanics for selection of the top regional office are: (1) all regional offices are deemed nominees; (2) award shall be given in each of the 3 categories of the regional offices, determined by labor force, gross regional domestic product, and number of establishment, the categories are (A) Category A—Regions NCR, III, IV-A, VI, and VII; (B) Category B—Regions I, V, X, XI, and XII; and (C) Category C—Regions II, IV-B, VIII, IX, CAR and CARAGA; (3) the DOLE Performance Management Team (PMT) shall evaluate the performance of the nominees and endorse the evaluation to the DOLE PRAISE Committee before 21 November 2014; and (4) the DOLE Praise Committee shall screen and evaluate the findings of the PMT and endorse such to the Secretary for approval.

For the second award, the Outstanding DOLE Personnel Award, is to be given to the DOLE personnel who has demonstrated exemplary service in each of the core values described in the DOLE Code of Conduct. These are commitment to public interest, responsiveness to the public, justness and sincerity, simple living, political neutrality, commitment to democracy, nationalism and patriotism, and professionalism.

For this Award, the head of office or agency shall nominate the candidate; his nomination shall be submitted to the DOLE Human Resource Development Services (HRDS) on or before 17 November 2014, the nomination shall be supported by critical incident report, client feedback report and narration of peers/superiors/subordinates. The PMT shall evaluate the nominations and submit to the PRAISE Committee on 21 November 2014. The PRAISE Committee shall screen and evaluate the findings of the PMT then submit such to the Secretary for approval.

The Milestones in DOLE Programs and Services Award will be awarded to the top regional office which demonstrated outstanding performance in DOLE programs and services from 2011 to 2013.

Criteria for judging are (1) consistency of performance, to be evaluated based on accomplishments of the nominated program/project of the regional office as reflected in its OPCR, 60 percent ; and (2) innovations, based on improvements in terms of reduced process cycle time (PCT) and better access of clients, 40 percent.

For this Award, all programs and projects of the regional offices are considered nominees; bureaus will submit the list of programs wherein the regional office nominees participates to before the PMT thru the HRDS on or before 17 November 2014; and three regional offices will be awarded based on the above-mentioned categories. The PMT shall evaluate the performance of the regional offices and submit their evaluation to the PRAISE Committee before 21 November 2014; and upon the endorsement of the PMT, the PRAISE Committee will endorse such to the Secretary for approval.

The Secretary’s Best Documentary Award is a creative and relevance-driven award, which seeks to recognize the finest and exemplary milestones in the programs and services of the DOLE regional offices and attached agencies. It seeks to highlight the effect and impact of DOLE programs and services to the lives of the DOLE beneficiaries. It also highlights the significant contribution of DOLE offices, with emphasis on the demonstration of quality, integrity, creativity, originality, and over-all excellence of the offices. For this award, a separate guideline shall be issued.

The fifth award, the Special Citations on Innovations, will be given to an attached agency which has undertaken significant innovations in its programs and services resulting to improvements in the delivery of services to its clients through reduced PCT and better access.

For this Award, the head of attached agencies shall nominate to the PMT thru the HRDS on or before 17 November 2014; the PMT, upon evaluation, shall endorse its findings to the PRAISE Committee before 21 November 2014; and (3) the PRAISE Committee shall submit its evaluation to the Secretary for approval.

“These DOLE programs aim to motivate more DOLE’s offices and personnel in working harder for the delivery of excellent public services to its clients,” Baldoz said.

“May these awards inspire the DOLE in moving forward and leading the way towards global progress,” Baldoz continues.

Prizes for the following awards are: (1) Outstanding DOLE Regional Directors and DOLE Personnel—P5,000 per individual; (2) Best Office—P10,000 per office; (3) Milestones in DOLE Programs and Services—P7,500 per program; and (4) Secretary Best Documentary Award—to be announced.

Funding for these awards shall be from the savings of the office or agency allocated for the DOLE PRAISE program, however, may be adjusted, subject to availability of funds.

The awarding will be on the celebration of the DOLE’s 81st Anniversary on 8 December 2014.

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