DENR-CAR honors retirees and welcomes new entrants
With the retirement of employees becoming a routine in the DENR-CAR, the Human Resources Selection and Promotion Board (HRSPB) is doing all efforts to fill up the vacant positions vacated by retiring employees to avoid disruption of work. Assistant Regional Executive Director for Management Services and the Head of the HRMPSB, Atty. Cleo D. Sabado-Andrada said that in the selection process, functional employees with right mindset and disposition and who diligently uphold the DENR Core Values are given due promotions. Further, newly appointed employees are made aware of the duties attached to their job for the efficient attainment of the agency’s targets, through an orientation that would be conducted for the newly appointed employees.
Of the 33 personnel composing the 16th tranche, 23 are promoted and 10 with original appointments. PENRO Ifugao has the most number of appointed and promoted with 9 followed by PENRO Kalinga and PENRO Mt. Province with 6 each, the Regional Office with 5, PENRO Abra with employees 4 and PENRO Benguet with 3.
RED Pablo gave an acronym for the qualities he wants the new appointees to maintain through the acronym VARIANT. According to him, this acronym is a very common word that could be associated or connected with the on-going pandemic thus easy to remember. VARIANT stands for V-aliant A-ction R-ole I-nvolvement A-chivement N-obility T-eam work.
He expects a DENR-CAR employee to be courageous enough to get out of his comfort zone and contribute in the attainment of the Agency’s objectives and goals.
While young employees are joining the ranks, some are also leaving the service having reached the mandatory age or due to personal matter.
“Retirement is the beginning of an open highway, not the end of the road”, Regional Executive Director Ralph C. Pablo stressed this message during the Salamat-Mabuhay Program held recently via virtual ceremony.
Eight DENR – CAR personnel, two of whom reached the mandatory age or retirement, ended their government service after serving the DENR-CAR for 18-41 years of dedicated service. The Chief Administrative Officers and 2 and 1 Forest Rangers, respectively from PENRO Apayao and PENRO Mt. Province decided to retire while the Chief of the Technical Services Division of Kalinga and PENRO Abra’s Supervising Ecosystems Management Specialist also are among the honorees during the Salamat – Mabuhay ceremony. In the Regional Office, the Chief of the Forest Utilization Section of the LPDD also decided to retire.
“As you leave us at the DENR - CAR, we would like to thank you for sticking to the oath you pledged to upon entering the government service which you still do until your last day of reporting in the office. As a retiree, you now have time to serve your family.”, Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Benjamin A. Ventura said as a rejoinder.