BAGUIO CITY – Some 53 new appointed employees of the city government here underwent a two-day seminar on the personnel policies, plans, procedures and systems handbook of the city government of Baguio as well as existing Civil Service laws and regulations at the Hotel Veniz.
The City Human Resource Management Office spearheaded by assistant CHRM Officer Edith Dawaten gave emphasis on the city’s personnel and at the same time clarified the existing laws, rules and regulations of the CSC.
With the orientation, the newly appointed employees are expected to have a concise and accurate information to promote positive work to make them comfortable in their respective jobs.
The employees were able to familiarize themselves and understand the organization’s functions, rules and regulations.
As public servants, they are expected to develop realistic job expectations and contribute to a more effective and productive workforce as well as to be acclimated to their new organization, colleagues and work expectations.
Highlighting the seminar includes the awareness of the mission and vision of the city government of Baguio, the various departments and its functions; the importance of government office hours/biometrics and personnel locator slip; leave administration; career development, gender and development and dress code.
The employees also realized the existence of laws on complaints and grievances; administrative discipline; anti-red tape act of 2007; recruitment, selection on appointment processes and prohibition; and accounting rules and regulation.
The benefits provided by the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), Pag-ibig and Philhealth to public servants were also appreciated by the employees
“The orientation was designed to impart to the new employees comprehensive information of the city’s programs and services as well opportunities for learning new skills and encourage them to take new responsibilities to become effective, efficient and productive civil servants,” said Dawaten.
She added, “effective new employee training leads to both professional and personal growth, which, in turn, leads to increased productivity and helping organizations achieve their long-term goals, have sense of pride and public recognition as a valued team member. Also, it gives employees a solid foundation to build a positive employment relationship and give them guidance and support to become productive and fully engaged team members”./Jho Arranz