Mayor Clarifies Selection Process in the City
VOL. XVIII NO. 3 (October 25-31, 2014)
BAGUIO CITY – During his weekly conference last Wednesday, Mayor Mauricio Domogan clarified the recruitment and selection process of the city government of Baguio.
All vacant positions in the city are open to all qualified applicants who meet the minimum qualification standards. Covering the qualification standard includes education, eligibility, experience and training, stressed the mayor.
Domogan emphasized that all documents attached to the application letters submitted will be evaluated by the personnel of the City Human Resource Management Office. During the selection process, the Personnel Section Board will convene to review the merits of each applicant based on the comparative evaluation form.
“However, there are instances where the points/merits of every applicant for a certain vacant position being applied for is more or less equal, seniority is being given consideration,” said the mayor.
While it is true that the appointing authority has the widest latitude in selecting/appointing an individual for a certain position, I am basing my selection on the applicant’s merits in order to fair to all applicants, he added.
Mayor Domogan expressed his predicament in filing up vacant positions pointing out that for just one vacant position, there are numerous applicants.
“Sa isang bakanteng posisyon, may 72 na aplikante. Isa lang ang matutuwa at 71 ang malulungkot kaya mahirap ang ganitong trabaho ng appointing authority,” said mayor.
The CHRMO recently conducted an orientation to new applicants at the Baguio City Hall multi-purpose hall. Said orientation aims to educate applicants on the recruitment and selection process of the city government here./By: Jho Arranz