The chief of the Civil Service Commission recently paid a visit to Dumaguete City Hall to observe the city government’s implementation of the new performance evaluation system.
CSC Commissioner Mary Ann Fernandez-Mendoza stopped by the City Hall and met with Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria and the city government’s human resources division to check on the local implementation of the Philippine government system-Performance Management System performance evaluation system.
According to Benette Jan Javier, in charge of PMS-OPES, the city government adopted the new evaluation system early this year. “It was launched in September last year but we started adopting it in January this year,” she said.
Javier explained the PMS-OPES is a more effective evaluation system that uses scorecards to keep track of the quantifiable and non-quantifiable functions of each state worker related to his or her job. “It contributes to the productivity of each employee as it makes us more conscious of what we do in the office each day,” she said.
The nearly 2,000 City government workers, including the casual and permanent employees, in the 23 departments at City Hall, are being evaluated using the new system.
Under the PMS-OPES, each staff can earn points that will help augment his pay. “The more points an employee earns, the higher his or her chances for a step increment and an augmented salary grade but with qualifications,” stressed Javier.
Each employee at the Dumaguete City government is given a target of 1,166 points for one year. Personnel who fail to meet their required points will receive a reprimand for first offense, and another chance to meet his outputs [or get] a second offense. “Third offense means [grounds for] dismissal,” she added. (RMN/PIA)