CSC enjoins government offices to create panel to review performance

CSC enjoins government offices to create panel to review performance
“Performance management is a critical indicator of good governance as it tells if a government agency is doing well in delivering public services.”

This was underscored by Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairman Francisco T. Duque III as the CSC issued a directive to all government agencies to create a Performance Management Team (PMT) within their respective offices that will monitor and review the implementation of the Results-Based Performance Management System or RBPMS.

RBPMS is a mechanism designed to establish a unified and integrated performance management system across all departments and agencies within the executive branch of government.

“The creation of the PMT is also aligned with the requirements of the Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS), a performance indicator that focuses on performance results that are reviewable and are based on scientific and verifiable parameters in assessing organizational performance and the collective performance of individuals within the office,” explained Chairman Duque.

Under CSC Memorandum Circular No. 8, s. 2013, the PMT shall be composed of an executive official designated by the head of agency as chairperson, a human resource management officer, a planning officer in charge of organizational planning, a finance officer, and a representative of the employees’ union. If there is no accredited employees’ association, a rank-and-file representative may be chosen through a general assembly.

The PMT shall set targets; ensure the alignment of the budget with work distribution; recommend approval of the performance commitment; act as appeals body and final arbiter for performance management issues; identify potential top performers and provide inputs for the grant of awards and incentives; and adopt necessary rules, procedures, and strategies in carrying out its duties.

The harmonized RBPMS and SPMS will be used as basis in determining performance-based allowances, incentives, or compensation of government officials and employees.