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Regional Orientation and Simulation Activities on MSP and RSA Guidelines

TheSchools Division Office (SDO) San Juan City sent a four-person delegation to the Regional Orientation and Simulation Activities on the Merit Selection Plan (MSP) and Recruitment, Selection, and Appointment (RSA) Guidelines held on October 19-21 at the Xenia Hotel, Clark Freeport, Pampanga. The team comprised of Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Buenafe E. Sabado as head of the Personnel Selection Board, Administrative Officer for Human Resources Leonita A. Bensan, Administrative Assistant Shimei Raizza R. Manrique, and English Supervisor Marnelli B. Tolentino. The salient features and updates were thoroughly discussed highlighting the changes that would be in place in the bid to further improve the service delivery of the Department and alongside the continuous improvement initiatives towards the competency-based hiring of DepEd personnel. There were simulation activities that involved the appreciation of documents depicting possible scenarios for the Human Resource Team and the Personnel Selection Board members, providing opportunities to discuss certain gaps and loopholes that the field may experience. Questions and other emerging concerns were gathered in order to facilitate the development of Frequently Asked Questions that the organizers will release to the field alongside the issuance of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the said directive. It helped that the participants were given access to the resource package lodged in the Google drive to make it easier for everyone to manage expectations and promote engagements from the audience.

The participants were given access to the resource package that contained the slide deck used in the sessions, the references of the issuances relative to the activity, and the forms to be used by the division personnel involved. Likewise, the questions and concerns raised by the body were gathered through a dedicated link some of which were answered by the competent resource persons in real time while others were just captured by the platform provided. The facilitation skills were very effective as well, because time management was observed and the traffic of information was well-managed.

In closing, the management of the seminar proved to be very much commendable because the participants are already empowered to handle any concerns that may arise from the expected cascading of the orientation with the provision of the complete resource package and the explanation of the updates and other salient features of the revised guidelines.


Article written by:

Marnelli B. Tolentino

Education Program Supervisor - English


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