SSU is Level 2 PRIME-HRM awardee of CSC
Among the ten State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in Eastern Visayas region, only SSU was accorded with PRIME-HRM recognition during the Civil Service Commission (CSC) First Service Excellence Summit for Leaders and Excellence Awards Night held at Oriental Hotel in Palo Leyte last September 22, 2017. SSU was among the three regional awardees with the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) of the region.
Receiving the awards were personnel from the administrative department headed by the University President, Marilyn D. Cardoso, Administrative Officer Dr. Lydia Gonzales, the Human Resource Officer Ms. Evelyn D. Abaigar, and HR staff Ms. Aileen Martin and Ms. Linda Pido.
PRIME-HRM stands for the Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management. It is a program that assess the HRM practices, systems and capabilities of government agencies with three major strategies – assess, assist, and award. PRIME-HRM was launched in 2012 and indicators has improved significantly. It presents a more progressive system of assessment as it requires greater engagement not just with HRMO but also of the officials and the rank-and-file employees of the agency.
The maturity level 2 award (or the process defined HRM) means that SSU was able to demonstrate readiness to exercise delegated HR functions, crafting operations, automating systems, and many others. The award also caries certain privileges, such as the authority to take final actions on appointments. PRIME-HRM aims to elevate public sector HRM to Center of Excellence for Human Resource and Organizational Development.
The award is based on how the agency performed in the four core systems – Recruitment, Selection & Placement (RSP), Learning and Development (LD); Performance Management (PM); and Rewards and Recognition (R&R). The University is very determined to achieve excellence and it will strive its best to to pass level 3 (integrated HRM) and level 4 (strategic HRM). The president believes that by nurturing human resources of the university is key to a continued development towards the attainment of its dream, to be among the top 10 HEI in the country and recognized at least in Asia by 2040. An inspired employee will perform his/her best resulting into better outcomes benefiting the university and its serviced clientele.