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Rizal Street, Legazpi City,
Albay, Legazpi, Philippines

Human Resource Management and Development Office

  • The Human Resource Management and Development Office shall take charge of planning, implementing, and managing recruitment, and is responsible for all the recruitment, training, career, and organizational development initiatives of the University. 

    It shall:

    1. Oversee the recruitment and evaluation of personnel based on the needs of the University;
    1. Assist in the selection of the most qualified applicant for the position based on prescribed criteria;
    1. Conduct employee orientation to provide newly-hired personnel with enough information for them to adjust to their new job and help them perform their roles effectively;
    1. Conduct job performance appraisal as basis for rewards and incentives, and for human resource development;
    1. Plan and implement a human resource development program to improve personal, group, and organizational performance and effectiveness; and
    1. Perform other functions that may be assigned by higher authorities.
  • Getting PRIMEd
    Jennifer T. Barrameda, Ph.D.
    Head, BUHRMDO

    What is required of Bicol University’s workforce to steer a truly globally competitive institution of higher learning in the coming years? What change needs to happen to know we are in the right path, and how do we know we are moving towards it?

    Unpacking PRIME-HRM

    The Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM) is the Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) initiative of becoming Asia’s Center of Excellence in Strategic Human Resource and Organizational Development by 2030. Using Assess, Assist and Award strategy, CSC believes that human resource management will continuously improve and ensure competence of public servants.

    PRIME-HRM will assess four HR systems: (1) Recruitment, Selection and Placement (RSP), (2) Learning and Development (L&D), (3) Performance Management, (4) Rewards and Recognition through a Comprehensive HRM Assistance, Review and Monitoring (CHARM). Results of assessment will be used as a guide by the CSC in providing technical assistance and developmental interventions customized to the needs of BU through the Continuing Assistance and Review for Excellent Human Resource Management (CARE-HRM).

    In 2013, BU was awarded as PRIME HRM Level II or (Accredited) – Process Defined agency, which means the University has met the basic requirements and was granted authority to take final action on appointments. During the accreditation, the Bicol University was assessed along Personnel Records Management, HR management systems and programs, Competency Level as well as the qualification of the Human Resource Management Office (HRMO) to be able to identify the developmental opportunities.

    The BU PRIME-HRM Journey

    Getting PRIMEd is one of the priorities of BU. Aligned with its vision of becoming world-class, the university is determined to achieve PRIME-HRM Level 4 – Strategic HRM, with the highest level of competencies in all HR functional areas. This year, BU is scheduled for accreditation. Come September, the CSC will conduct an onsite assessment on three lenses: systems, practices and competencies along four HR functional areas.

    To comply with the 2017 Omnibus Rules on Appointment and Other Human Resource Actions (ORA-OHRA), BU submitted a revised Merit and Selection Plan (MSP) to the CSC for approval. Included in the revision are the new provisions such as Behavioral Event Interview (BEI), Background Investigation (BI), Exit Interview and strengthened implementation of Equal Opportunity Principle (EOP). BU is required to adopt new forms particularly RSP forms for submission to the CSC.

    In the performance management, the BU administration revised the Individual Performance Commitment and Review (IPCR) and Office Performance Commitment and Review (OPCR) customizing success indicators for faculty according to KRAS of the College in accordance with SUC Leveling standards while targets and success indicators for non-teaching personnel are designed per occupational group.

    PRIME HRM also provides a broader venue to BU recognizing deserving personnel and faculty members by incorporating “On-the-Spot” non-monetary incentives in the Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE) Guidelines.

     Gearing to towards ‘PRIME HRM’, the Human Resource Management Office is in the process of polishing the Human Resource Management Information System or HRMIS and automating other HRMDO systems for easy report generation and retrieval.

    While PRIME-HRM provides the template of how meritocracy and excellence can be actualized and sustained, the bulk of the work remains in the hands of each and every BU personnel committing to make the university the bastion of high performing workforce. PRIME HRM outlines the contingencies of transforming our human resource management to enable a world-class public sector. We need to work so it doesn’t end as a neat lip service, but to become the lived reality of each and every personnel of Bicol University.

  • Urusad, Burugkus, Kusog kan Gabos: A Women’s Day Forum with the theme “We Make Change Work for Women” on April 20, 2022 at 1:00Pm to 3:00PM. Everyone is enjoined to participate and watch the Facebook Live and be part of the continuous GEDSI Advocacy of the University. Deans and Directors, Heads and Chiefs of Offices may send 2 participants per office. Registration may be accessed thru the link provided.

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Location: 1st Flr., GASS Building Rizal St., Legazpi City

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