DILG-10 wins PRIME-HRM Bronze Award

June 2, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Region 10 has won the Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM) Bronze Award Maturity Level II.

“The regional management congratulates the men and women of DILG Region 10 for this award. This accomplishment proves that we can reach greater heights if we put our heart in all things that we do and we work as a team,” said DILG-10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe as he extended his warm appreciation to the people behind this feat.

Agabe said DILG-10 will continue to innovate, enhance and improve the four HRM systems and their processes, and aspire for higher levels (Level III & Level IV) of the recognition.

PRIME-HRM evaluates the four core HRM systems which are recruitment, selection and placement; performance management; learning and development; and rewards and recognition.

According to Agabe, the Department is granted privileges by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) for reaching PRIME-HRM Bronze level such as but not limited to: authority to approve appointments, subject to post audit; 50% of appointments issued subject to review by the CSC Field Office; and 20% discount for the HRMO or one representative on trainings/ conferences conducted by the Civil Service Institute.

In a letter to Agabe, CSC Director IV Grace R. Belgado-Saqueton said that the PRIME-RHM award is granted to the Department for exemplifying a process-defined human resource management.

“We hope that this award will continue to inspire DILG-10 to embrace PRIME-HRM and take the challenge of reinforcing HR functions towards improving HR systems,” said Belgado-Saqueton.

The recognition is pursuant to CSC Resolution No. 2100153 series of 2021, which aims to reshape the agencies’ HRM systems, competencies and practices. The award also aims to enhance the public sector’s HR to a level of excellence for good governance and for efficient and effective public service delivery.