January 04, 2023 – Continuing its outstanding practice in human resource management, the Department of Education Central Office (DepEd CO) received the Bronze Award in the Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM) from the Civil Service Commission (CSC).

In a recent CSC resolution, DepEd CO met the PRIME-HRM Level 2-Maturity Indicators of all the four (4) core HRM areas, namely Recruitment, Selection, and Placement (RSP), Learning and Development (L&D), Performance Management (PM), and Rewards and Recognition (R&R), during CSC PRIME Onsite Assessment.

The Commission also found DepEd CO compliant with civil service laws, rules, and regulations on issuing appointments and other HR programs and has maintained its HR records management.

Having been conferred the PRIME-HRM Bronze Award, the CSC has granted privileges to the Department such as an authority to approve appointments, subject to post audit, and an exemption from Section 96 of the 2017 Omnibus Rules on Appointments and Other Human Resource Actions, among others.

CSC also gave the Department a 20% discount for the HRM Officer or one (1) agency representative in training/conferences conducted by the Civil Service Institute and a 20% discount for the HRM Office head or one agency representative in CSC Regional Offices training and seminars.

Meanwhile, DepEd-CO is now responsible for maintaining the PRIME-HRM status under Level 2 and improving its HRM systems to meet the maturity indicators of the next higher level.

The Department should likewise continue to comply with the civil service laws, rules, and regulations in the issuance of appointments and implementation of other HR actions and partner with the CSC in helping other agencies develop or improve the HRM systems.

Last February 2022, DepEd CO was conferred with PRIME-HRM Level II recognition before being recommended for the Bronze Award.