In a bid to enhance performance management and uphold the spirit of public service, the Civil Service Commission orchestrated a two-day seminar at the heart of PRRI. The event, which unfolded on November 9-10, 2023, in the Conference Room of the PRRI Building, was an enlightening experience for all attendees.

Directed by the dynamic and visionary PRRI Executive Director, Dr. Cheryl Lazaga Eusala, the seminar aimed to introduce the Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS) for PRRI. The esteemed speaker for the occasion was none other than the distinguished Atty. Mario Jose Cunting, Director III Civil Service Commission Region IX.

The crux of the seminar, as emphasized by Director Eusala, lay in understanding the profound responsibility that comes with being public servants and, more specifically, PRRI employees. The core mantra reiterated was the unwavering commitment to serve the people. In her opening message, Director Eusala underscored the necessity of clarity regarding individual responsibilities. “Embrace and brace yourself,” she urged, encapsulating the spirit of the gathering.

Atty. Mario Jose Cunting took the stage with an air of authority and began the seminar with an insightful lecture. The focus was on aligning Individual Performance Commitment and Review (IPCR) and Office Performance Commitment and Review (OPCR) with the principles and methodologies discussed during the seminar.

The seminar commenced with a detailed exploration of the advisory and statutory bases that form the bedrock of the SPMS. Atty. Cunting meticulously guided the participants through the system objectives, shedding light on the significance of each component.

The heart of the seminar delved into demystifying the Performance Management System (PMS). Atty. Cunting unfolded the layers, explaining the intricacies that govern the system and how it directly correlates with elevating individual and collective performance within PRRI.

A pivotal segment of the seminar revolved around understanding Major Final Outputs (MFOs), a crucial element in the SPMS framework. Through engaging exercises, participants had the opportunity to grasp the practical applications of the concepts discussed during the session.

The event left a lasting impression, emphasizing the need for a holistic understanding of performance management. Participants were encouraged to apply the insights gained, ensuring that IPCR and OPCR align seamlessly with the principles elucidated by Atty. Cunting.

As the two-day seminar concluded, the air was charged with a renewed sense of purpose and commitment. The seeds of knowledge sown during these enlightening days are expected to germinate into a culture of excellence, fostering a more efficient and service-oriented PRRI.

The Civil Service Commission’s initiative and Atty. Cunting’s expertise created a symphony of learning, resonating with the attendees and propelling PRRI towards a future marked by elevated performance and unwavering dedication to public service.

– Julius G. Biolango