University Management Review and Financial Planning Workshop kicks off 2020 academic year

Monday February 3,2020

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To set the academic, administrative, and fiscal directions of Bicol University (BU), university heads gather for the Performance Management Review cum 2021 Work and Financial Planning workshop held at the Vitton and Woodland Beach Resort, Donsol, Sorsogon last January 15 to 17.

The three-day workshop focused on the critiquing and realignment of the WFP presented by every college, unit, and office. The gathering’s purpose is to have a uniformed and well-coordinated WFP for 2021 resulting to organized operations and projects within the given budget. This is in preparation for the Technical Budget Hearing (TBH) and Department of Budget and Management (DBM) for Fiscal Year 2021.

This year, all WFP were particularly anchored on the priority directions of the University FY 2020-2021 as specified in the 15-point agenda of the current administration that includes the Programs/Projects/Activities (PPAs) and addresses the risks in the Quality Risk Assessment and Control (QRAC) of the respective colleges and units.

The program commenced with Jerry Bigornia, Vice President for Planning and Development giving the welcome message and acknowledging all representatives from different offices, colleges, units, and campuses across BU. 

Afterwards, BU President Arnulfo Mascariñas presented his plans for Setting the Thrusts and Directions of BU from 2020 to 2021. Part of his discussion included the new infrastructures to be built such as additional dormitories, the College of Law School Building, improvement of facilities, and the procurement of closed-circuit television (CCTV) across BU. He likewise emphasized the university’s direction in becoming a recognized regional university; the first move of any State University and College (SUC).

The program continued with Engr. Medel E. Aligan, Director of BU Internal Quality Assurance Office (IQA) discussing the Institutional Accreditation (IA) Findings and Recommendations, including Procurement Performance. Dr. Roscefe B. Dy, Lead Auditor, for the ISO 9001-2015 2019 presented the results of the recent ISO survey.

Thereafter, the session for the 2019 Year End Performance Management Review Presentation commenced with selected colleges, campuses, offices, units, and division. In the evening, the session continued with the ISO/IA Findings and Recommendations Workshop for Inclusion in the WFP Presentation. 

On the second and third day, a parallel WFP presentation was conducted to ensure that all offices were able to present within the given time. Evening sessions were conducted to ensure that the revisions in the WFP were presented before the end of the three-day workshop.

The three-day Performance Management Review and Work and Financial Planning (WFP) Workshop was alternately hosted by Dr. Reina O. Habalo, Chief, Presidential Management Staff, and Dr. Gremil Alessandro A. Naz from the Center for Policy Studies.

The annual management review and WFP workshop was made possible through the Planning and Management Office (PMO) headed by its newly-appointed director Engr. Alwin Maceres from the BU College of Agriculture and Forestry campus (BUCAF).