February 4, 2021 – Committed to promote excellence in the delivery of basic education services, the Department of Education – Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development (DepEd-BHROD) conducted a webinar on the Results-based Performance Management System (RPMS) comprehensive guidelines for School Year 2020-2021.

In the released DM-PHROD-2021-0010, the Department laid down the tools, protocols, and timelines for RPMS, anchored to the Basic Education – Learning Continuity Plan (BE-LCP) and aligned with the appropriate learning delivery modality.

The RPMS refers to the mechanism that links employee performance with organizational performance. It ensures that the employees are focusing on their work ethics in terms of achieving the DepEd’s mission, vision, values and strategic priorities.

“Let us prove our rights. Let us come up with evidence-based data and information to validate… that despite the pandemic, we will continue to uphold the dignity and excellence in our teaching practice,” Undersecretary for Planning, Human Resource, and Organizational Development, Jesse Mateo said during the three-day virtual orientation.

“Let our RPMS [for] School Year 2020-2021 be a means of verification to show that indeed you, my dear teachers, have done your part to ensure that every child receives [the] education that they deserve,” he added.

Spearheaded by the RPMS advocates, the webinar introduced the RPMS Cycle & Timeline for teachers and school-based personnel for SY 2020-2021 that officially commenced in January 2021 and will end in July, a week after graduation, to give way to RPMS cycle four – performance rewarding and recognition.

Meanwhile, representatives from the Philippine Normal University – Research Center for Teacher Quality (PNU-RCTQ) explained the tools, policies, and mechanisms used for RPMS to ensure contextualization based on needs.

“We all know that because of the pandemic, teachers have been compelled to face challenges that they have never known before. So, while [others] may doubt our claim of a successful school year, I have never doubted your devotion to continue sharing part of yourselves to our learners and the community,” USec. Mateo noted.

According to the Facebook statistics from the DepEd Philippines page, the program reached a peak of 141.4 thousand live viewers on its three-day span.

To access all RPMS-PPST SY 2020-2021 materials, including tools (RPMS Tools, Classroom Observation Tools, and Self-Assessment Tools), forms (COT forms), and other support materials, please visit bit.ly/RPMSPPST20202021 using DepEd email.