The Human Resource Management Unit of the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College (MPSPC) spearheaded the orientation of new employees of the Bontoc and the Tadian campuses on October 2-3, 2019 at the College AVR.  The said endeavour primarily aimed to provide information to new employees on the different regulations, procedures, and laws of the institution. These information could help them adapt faster to their jobs and the institution in general. Additionally, it also aimed to raise the new employees’ level of awareness on gender and development (GAD) as these are critical issues that have recently emerged in the workplace.  

          To familiarize the new employees with the different units and their respective personnel, Dr. Rogelio K. Balcita, Jr., VP for Administration and Finance presented the organizational structure of the college. In his presentation, he emphasized on the flow of transactions between, among and across the different sectors in the general administration and support services, including the Office of the President. Dr. Balcita also discussed public office and public trust in relation to the ways that government employees perform their functions and responsibilities.

         The provisions of RA 6713 was discussed by Atty. Jose N. Co, the College’s Legal Officer and instructor from the Business Administration Department. This is an act establishing a code of conduct and ethical standards for public officials and employees, and includes provisions on upholding the time-honored principle of public office being a public trust, granting incentives and rewards for exemplary service, enumerating prohibited acts and transactions and providing penalties for violations thereof and for other purposes.

         To orient the new employees with the MPSPC Vision, Mission, Goals and Major Thrusts, including the elements of the College Seal, Mr. Dexter Lingbanan, chief-of-staff of the Office of the President elaborated on these topics. The Human Resource Management Office then discussed the appointments, compensations and benefits. Ms. Ester Rose Alikes, a faculty member of the Business Administration Department elaborated on government Office hours, employee Discipline, and office decorum.

         Ms. Noralyn B. Chumacog tackled the leave rules and benefits and also the Expanded Maternity Leave Law while Mr. Rexon T. Damayan, Director for Accounting Office discussed the Basic Financial Policies and Liquidation of Cash Advance which consists of travel and reimbursement of travel expenses, granting, utilization of Cash Advance, per diem and honoraria. An additional topic on financial literacy was presented by a representative staff from Sun Life Financial Company. The discussion included tips on on how to save and invest a portion of monthly income from salaries.

         Moreover, Ms. Flordeliza G. Cruz, Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Person reiterated on the GAD Basic concepts of which there are legal mandates to be followed on the Gender and Development Program. She also included in her discussion RA 7877 which emphasizes on Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995.

         Furthermore, Dr. Christie Lynne C. Codod, Executive Dean of Bontoc Campus discussed the academic calendar of the academic sector. In her discussion, she enumerated the requirements to be accomplished by each faculty member once the semester starts until it ends, whether the faculty member is on a permanent or on a job order status.

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