Ref: James Arthur B. Jimenez
Director IV, Education and Information Department
Commission on Elections
Tel. No. (+632) 525-9294
Date: November 28, 2013
COMELEC to establish Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS) by 2014
The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) announced today that it has embarked on the formulation of a Strategic Performance Management System as mandated in Senate and House of Representatives Joint Resolution No. 4 Series of 2009 and Civil Service Commission (CSC) Memorandum Circular No. 6 series of 2012.
The SPMS, according to the Civil Service Commission, is “focused on linking individual performance vis-à-vis the agency’s organizational vision, mission and strategic goals.”
“It is a mechanism that ensures that the employee achieves the objectives set by the organization and the organization on the other hand, achieves the objectives that it has set itself in its strategic plan,” the CSC furthered.
Under CSC MC 6, all department heads are expected to make their own performance contracts, namely the Office of Performance Commitment and Review (OPCR), Division Performance Commitment and Review (DPCR) and the Individual Performance Commitment and Review (IPCR) which shall become the basis for ratings.
COMELEC Chairman Sixto S. Brillantes Jr. said the poll body aims to finalize its SPMS by the year 2014. Towards this end, the COMELEC Chief said the poll body has already organized a Performance Management Team (PMT) last September 2013 and the PMT has come up with an action Plan that will enable the COMELEC to submit to the CSC for approval, the agency’s own SPMS, tools and guidelines.
Brillantes, who also serves as Chairman of the PMT, said he is joined in the Team by COMELEC Commissioner Luie Tito F. Guia and COMELEC Directors Atty. Adolfo Ibañez (Personnel); Atty. Margaret C. Ching (Lead, Pillar VI Comstrat 1116); Atty. Maria Lea Alarkon (Finance); Atty. Ferdinand Rafanan (Planning) and COMELEC-NCR Director Atty. Jubil Surmieda (representing the Field Offices). A representative of the rank and file employees will also be part of the PMT.
A series of trainings and workshops is already being conducted to rally all COMELEC officials and employees nationwide towards the SPMS’ objectives. ###none