QC Mayor Belmonte Vows to a High Standard of Human Resource, Personnel Management

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QC Mayor Belmonte Vows to a High Standard of Human Resource, Personnel Management


By Chito Chavez

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has vowed to adhere to the fair and unbiased standards of rewarding meritocracy for competent city hall personnel through promotions and appropriately sanctioning misfits in a bid to boost the morale of the city's public servants.

She also cautioned city hall applicants not to get "endorsement letters" from councilors simply to assure their employment.

In the name of fair play, Belmonte asked her former colleagues at the city council "not to issue any endorsement letters to push for the hiring of certain employees''.

"Hiring and promotions will be based on merit,'' Belmonte insisted.

In emulating the standard set in Singapore, Belmonte also said contractual workers with sterling records need not worry about being fired or not re-hired but insisted that non-performing, lazy, tardy, corrupt, dishonest and incompetent personnel will certainly be given their walking papers.

She also acknowledged that many city government employees had been in the public service "far longer'' than she had recognizing their important role in the city government's operations.

Under her administration, Belmonte has directed the city's Human Resource Development Department (HRDD) to have a human resource development program to enable those who have long been serving at the local government, to obtain the qualifications they need (whether by way of academic degrees, civil service eligibility, or others) to get promoted and obtain the benefits they deserve. …

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