PASIG CITY, September 24, 2018 – The Department of Education (DepEd) reaffirms that its implementation of the Results-Based Performance Management System (RPMS) is in accordance to the Civil Service Commission (CSC) Memorandum Circular No. 6, series of 2012 which directs and requires all government agencies within the Executive Branch to establish and implement a Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS).

In this light, DepEd’s adoption of the CSC’s SPMS by establishing the RPMS through the DepEd Order No. 2, s. 2015, which the CSC approved, is legally being implemented. The Department cannot arbitrarily order its suspension.

But more than a legal requirement, the implementation of RPMS reflects DepEd’s high regard to monitoring performance at the level of the individual employee and the organization/agency, which is essential in ensuring the delivery of quality, accessible, relevant, and liberating basic education for all. Ultimately, the RPMS is being implemented with the end view of fostering improvement of individual employee efficiency and agency effectiveness.

The Department also highlighted that the alignment of the RPMS with the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST) makes the compliance easier because of the prescribed Key Results Areas (KRAs), Objectives, and Means of Verification in the RPMS Manual. This allows teachers to focus more on teaching than spending more time in developing their Individual Performance and Commitment Review Form (IPCRF).

Recognizing that there are still points for improvement with regard to the RPMS implementation, DepEd requests teachers, and other educators to help identify the issues and problems, and to participate in crafting solutions and ways forward, instead of calling for its suspension.

The Department further pressed that perceived issues in the operationalization of the RPMS must be looked at and treated separate from the policy.