The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has been recognized for scaling up the competence level of its officials.
The Career Executive Service Board (CESB) cited the DILG as the fifth best national government agency (NGA) with the highest Career Executive Service Performance Evaluation System (CESPES) compliance rate for 2021 (90%) and one of the Top 5 NGAs with the highest CES occupancy rate (58.10%) as of September 30, 2022.
DILG Secretary Benjamin Abalos, Jr. said both awards are testimonies to the agency’s commitment and support to upskill and reskill government workers; its excellent contribution to the digitalization of the CESPES; and for placing CES Officers and CES Eligibles to career positions.
He expressed gratitude to the CESB for the accolades which are manifestations of the department’s hard work and dedication to raising the level of competence of its human capital and nurturing them to become reliable civil servants.
“We send our heartfelt appreciation to CESB for these recognitions. Moving forward, DILG ensures that we will continue enhancing the skills, knowledge, working conditions and career development of our employees to live up to the Department’s brand of public service – one that is ‘matino, mahusay, at maaasahan’ – and take part in the realization of the development goals of the Marcos administration,” Abalos said.
The DILG chief said the recognitions manifest the department’s commitment to upholding the high standards of the Quality Management System in order to deliver efficient technical and administrative services, promote good local governance and achieve client satisfaction.
CESPES is the official semestral performance evaluation system for the members of the CES, which serves as the basis for personnel actions such as promotional appointments, salary adjustments, and granting of incentives.
Abalos said his agency was also hailed as one of CESB’s Outstanding Human Resource (HR) Partners in 2022 for advancing support and learning initiatives for CES.
He attributed this citation to Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Development Florida M. Dijan, who was honored by CESB for her distinguished service in the government.
“We commend Asec. Dijan for her innovative and proactive strategies in the Department and of course, the whole DILG HR personnel for their efforts in future-proofing the DILG’s workforce in order to meet the present and future needs and build a strong organization that can overcome internal and external challenges,” he said. Joel E. Zurbano