Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) was recognized by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) during the 2017 Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM) last March 8, 2017 at Novotel Hotel in Quezon City. The event was organized by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to recognize outstanding offices in their effort to institutionalize meritocracy and excellence in Human Resources Management. There were more than 170 government offices that participated and were evaluated by the CSC. Only 63 offices were qualified for the award.

ERDB was recognized for meeting the HR Maturity Level 2 indicators for the HR systems and competencies based on four categories: 1) Recruitment, Selection and Placement 2) Performance Management, 3) Learning and Development, and 4) Rewards and Recognition. The award spectacles that ERDB has demonstrated its capacity to exercise HR functions, crafts standard operating procedures, automates systems, and also decides on matters involving appointments.

Launched in 2012, the PRIME-HRM program is a mechanism to support the attainment of the Civil Service Commission vision of becoming a Center of Excellence for Human Resource and Organization Development. PRIME-HRM presents a more progressive system of assessment as it entails greater engagement not just of the human resource management officer (HRMO) but also of the officials and the rankand-file employees of the agency. PRIME-HRM aims to elevate public sector human resource management (HRM) to a level of excellence through a process of assessment, assistance and recognition of HRM systems, competencies, and practices using HRM maturity level indicators that are at par with global HRM standards.

“ERDB is proud to receive an award and recognition from the CSC. We are happy that our efforts to institutionalize HR systems were recognized to be in accordance by the CSC. It is our pride and honor knowing that we have always been guided by the principles set by the PRIME-HRM of our CSC. We will make sure that this award will further inspire us to pursue excellence in public service”, said Dr. Adornado. Adreana S. Remo, TTD