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SDO Navotas recently held its 4th Virtual Benchmarking activity for PRIME Level 3 with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) last Thursday, March 31, 2022. This event was participated in by Division Office Personnel, PRIME-HRM Focal Persons, Division Unit Heads, School Heads, School Faculty Presidents, and Division and School-based Non-Teaching Personnel or a total of 184 employees via Zoom Teleconferencing App. The activity began at 9AM and ended shortly after 3PM.

In his welcome remarks, the Schools Division Superintendent, Dr. Alejandro G. Ibañez, shared the journey of SDO Navotas during last year’s accreditation for PRIME-HRM Level 2.  The office was commended for having met all the requirements of the Civil Service Commission for the said maturity level.  He also underscored the importance of the benchmarking activity, which is to evaluate the practices of the organizations and institutions known for excellence and to also aim not just for PRIME-HRM Level 3 but ultimately for the highest international standard for Human Resources, which is PRIME-HRM Level 4.

Mr. John Raymund S. Almeda, the Head of the Leadership & Executive Offices Team, Capacity Development Department of the said bank, was the resource person throughout the activity. He gave a quick walkthrough of the PRIME-HRM Level journey of BSP, then proceeded to discuss the salient features of the bank’s human resource management system and practices.  Mr. Almeda also gave an overview of all the human resource management systems and how organizations like SDO Navotas can make them integrated and eventually strategic.  The resource person also shared very valuable insights and helpful advice on how SDO Navotas could further elevate its standards and pursue a greater level of excellence in all the four pillars of PRIME-HRM, highlighting the interconnectedness and collaboration among those handling the pillars and how the outputs of each one could serve as inputs to the other.

Mr. Almeda also answered queries of SDO and school personnel and gave generous tips on what SDO Navotas might expect come accreditation time for PRIME-HRM Level 3. He also advised the group what to work on so that the seamlessness of all of the four pillars could be achieved.

Mrs. Isabelle S. Sibayan, OIC-Asst. Schools Division Superintendent, delivered the closing remarks and thanked the resource person for giving the group a wonderful opportunity to learn about how to further improve the HRM systems and practices of SDO Navotas. She also urged the employees to continue collaborating with one another even as they work on embarking on another journey to level up in their PRIME-HRM maturity level this year.

Mrs. Cecilia S. De Ocampo, Public Schools District Supervisor, hosted and moderated the activity.

This 4th Virtual Benchmarking Activity was organized by Mrs. Elenor R. Cansino, Administrative Officer IV, and Mr. June Fermin L. Javier, Administrative Officer V.  Another benchmarking activity will be conducted soon as SDO Navotas prepares to level up on PRIME-HRM and aims for Level 3 maturity.