The Bureau of Plant Industry-La Granja National Crop Research, Development and Production Support Center (BPI-LGNCRDPSC) conducted a training seminar on Values Orientation for Government Workers last March 14, 2017. It was participated by 28 plantilla personnel of the center, three from the National Seed Quality Control Services (NSQCS)-La Granja and two staff from the Philippine Carabao Center at La Carlota Stock Farm(PCC-LCSF)
Ms. Kristine M. Estorque, Personnel Specialist II of the Civil Service Commission Negros Occidental Field Office clearly discussed Republic Act No. 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees Benefits and Privileges of Government Employees. These topics are very useful and helpful to government employees. As such, the participants were very attentive and eager to raise their questions. They have learned a lot from the speaker especially the eight (8) norms of conduct that government officials and employees must have. These are: (1) Commitment to public interest; (2) Professionalism; (3) Justness and Sincerity; (4) Political Neutrality; (5) Responsiveness to the public; (6) Nationalism and patriotism; (7) Commitment to democracy; and (8) Simple living. The speaker also emphasized the things that our clients expect from us. These are Trust, Responsiveness, Empathy, Assurance and Tangibles (TREAT). After that, the participants were grouped into two to portray the 8 norms of conduct.
In the afternoon session, Ms. Estorque gave a lecture on the different kinds of leave that a government employee can avail. Bureau of Plant Industry Employees Association (BPIEA) Vice President Mrs. Elalin T. Torio, Vice President discussed the history of BPIEA, Benefits and Privileges of BPI Employees and how BPIEA can provide support to its members.
The participants appreciated the activity because aside from learning new and valuable information, it was also a time to bond with each other and take a break from daily routine and schedules. (Written by: Alona Marie A. Mandato)