DepEd cites the help of gov’t agencies, partners in workforce development

Published January 23, 2022, 3:21 PM

by Merlina Hernando-Malipot

The Department of Education (DepEd) recognized various partners for helping the agency strengthen the function of its Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development (BHROD) in the continuous development of the workforce and related outcomes.


“For organizational effectiveness, we have strengthened our linkages to other government agencies,” DepEd Office-In-Charge and Undersecretary for Human Resource and Organizational Development Wilfredo Cabral said.

Cabral cited partnerships with the AO 25 Inter-Agency Task Force and its Secretariat as well as various validating agencies and the Department of Budget and Management. DepEd, he added, also partnered with Pag-IBIG for Socialized Housing for its personnel in terms of employee welfare.

DepEd, Cabral said, also created several partnerships with Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Through DepEd’s Office of the Undersecretary for Administration, he explained that 894 DepEd Central Office employees have already registered in the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) for the National ID Registration.

Cabral also highlighted the collaboration of the bureau with the Civil Service Commission (CSC) for the successful conduct of the Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) for DepEd Central Office and National Capital Region (NCR) employees in increasing their chances of qualifying for their desired post.

To foster trust in the government through secure and reliable online transactions, DepEd’s BHROD and Information and Communications Technology Service (ICTS) also partnered with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to register DepEd employees for their Philippine National Key Public Key Infrastructure (PNPKPI) Digital Signature.

Cabral also emphasized that BHROD takes part in the engagements with the International Cooperation Office (ICO) in enhancing Philippine participation and cooperation in international bilateral and multilateral programs on education.

Among the activities participated by DepEd in 2021, through the BHROD and ICO, include the Online Teacher Exchange Programme (OTEP), the Princess Maha Chakri Award (PMCA), ALCoB ICT Volunteer (AIV) Training Program under APEC, and other high-level meetings such as the 2021 ASEAN High-level meetings and the Forum on International Commitments in Basic Education with the United States of America.

Meanwhile, Education Secretary Leonor Briones also recognized the support coming from partners and other stakeholders.

“We could not achieve all of these without the help of our valued stakeholders and partners,” Briones said.

Briones said that consistent provision of professional development programs; simplified systems and improved working conditions; and allowances, bonuses, and other incentives are only a few items that the agency is continuously working on.

“Let us focus on preserving the health, safety, and well-being of all in these trying times,” Briones added.