GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Provincial Environment, Natural Resources and Energy Officers (PENREOs), their representatives, Administrative Officers of the respective PENRE Offices, and personnel of Human Resource Section (HRS) and Office of the Minister of the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy (MENRE) – BARMM participated in the Training on Leave Administration Course for Effectiveness (LACE) on 18-19 July 2022 and the 2019 Edition of the 2017 Omnibus Rules on Appointment and Other Human Resource Actions (ORAOHRA) on 20-22 July 2022.

The 5-day training on LACE and ORAOHRA was organized by the HRS of the Administrative and Finance Services (AFS) of this Ministry and facilitated by the Civil Service Commission for BARMM (CSC for BARMM).

In his opening statement, AFS Director Al-Sharif M. Tamburani stated, “This activity is critical because we will be confronted with and should resolve various issues on appointments and other human resource actions, as well as leave administration.”

Ms. Clariza B. Paltinca, CPA, facilitated and discussed the guidelines of the sixteen (16) kinds of privileges. She also shared the guidelines for alternative work arrangements and support mechanisms for workers in the government during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The provisions of the 2019 Edition of the 2017 ORAOHRA were shared by Director Dominador E. Gonzales, Jr. of the CSC-Field Office Cotabato City.

The twenty-seven (27) participants from the MENRE-Regional Office and five (5) Provincial ENRE Offices engaged in extensive discussions on the aforementioned topics.

“We hope that the learning and insights gained during the 5-day training shall serve as your foundation to effectively handle the different rules and policies on leave and other human resource actions in order for you to respond positively and according to the prescribed CSC laws because you are the first responders on the ground before the regional office can take cognizance thereof,” said Acting Chief Administrative Officer Rowaida D. Lalang in her closing remarks.

Director Tamburani looks forward that the trained employees of the five provincial ENRE offices will conduct a re-echo of this training to their respective workforce, especially to the new hires, for them to know about the leaves and privileges to which they are entitled.