COTABATO CITY — The Human Resource Management Division (HRMD) of the Office of the Chief Minister (OCM) on Friday, June 3, 2022 advised all ministries and offices to craft their respective 3-year Human Resource Development Plan (HRDP).
This is pursuant to Book I, Chapter 3, Article 20 of the Bangsamoro Civil Service Code which provides that each agency shall prepare a career and personnel development plan.
According to HRMD-OCM Chief Administrative Officer Lady Hanifah Mindalano-Alonto, plans must be anchored to the strategic objectives of the organizations and must be contextualized based on the unique needs of every organization.
“The value of developing a strong learning culture among every organization’s workforce, where everyone is able to achieve their full potential, consequently boosting job satisfaction, and improving efficient delivery of basic services in the region cannot be overemphasized,” Alonto said.
Alonto further emphasized, “the allocation of funds for Personnel Development, otherwise known as the Human Resource Development, is covered by the CSC Memorandum Circular No. 10, Series of 1989, directing all government agencies to establish a committee therefor. Thus, respective agencies shall set aside funds for HRDP and other Human Resource Development (HRD) activities annually”.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) through the Capacity Development Program for Bangsamoro (CDPB), provided assistance for the crafting of a common framework (template) of HRDP in partnership with the OCM, Administrative Management Services (AMS), the Bangsamoro Attorney General’s Office (BAGO), and the Development Academy of the Bangsamoro (DAB).
“Ideally, the ministries, offices, and agencies must prepare a three-year plan for their HRDPs. They are not, however, precluded from crafting the plans annually as may be necessary and practicable until 2025,” Alonto stressed.
“I encourage all BARMM ministries, offices, and attached agencies, through my fellow Human Resource practitioners to start crafting their learning and development policy and organizing their human resource development committee,” she added.
With the creation of BARMM in 2019, more or less 4,000 officials and employees were employed in the different ministries, many of whom are new in the government, hence, the need to capacitate the human resource is vital so that they will be fully-developed and be part of a competent and professional workforce in the region.
Meanwhile, Administrative Management Services (AMS) Director III Narcisa Macog expressed her appreciation for JICA’s efforts to continuously help the people of Bangsamoro to grow and progress during the transition period.
“There are four (4) Human Resource Systems such as Recruitment, Selection, and Placement (RSP), Learning and Development (L & D), Performance Management System (PMS), and Rewards and Recognition (R & R). However, the HRDP project will focus on L & R,” Director Macog said.
“We really need to craft our own HRDP because it will tell a difference, in which, if we have a competent and strong workforce, we could have a strong and self-reliant organization that could withstand a test of time,” she added.
It was mentioned that every official and employee of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) is an asset or resource to be valued, developed, and utilized in the delivery of public service whilst guided by the principles of “Moral Governance”.
The HRDP also aims to close existing competency gaps, most especially those pertaining to the agencies’ competency requirements, and shall also present strategies for helping the executives, managers, and/or supervisors support their new learnings and encourage demonstration of new and improved work behavior. (Kasan M. Usop, Jr./BIO)