Ilocos Norte DepEd job applicants laud ‘smooth’ hiring process

LAOAG CITY– The Personnel Selection Board (PSB) under the Schools Division of Ilocos Norte (SDOIN) keeps on gaining positive feedback from applicants for its smooth and efficient process in hiring and promoting its workers.

This is based on the monthly online survey conducted by the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) unit on the performance of the PSB, with the applicants as respondents, to ensure that quality services are sustained by SDOIN personnel.

For the month of June, a total of 30 applicants said that they were very satisfied with the process and mechanism of the hiring process gaining a mean average of 2.91 or equivalent to Very Satisfactory rating which is consistent since the Division’s International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification.

Senior Education Program Specialist Raymond Santos, who is also in-charge of monitoring, said that this is one of the lauded processes of the SDOIN since Schools Division Superintendent Vilma D. Eda assumed office in 2016.

“It is also very significant to note that all of the respondents admitted that they never encountered any difficulty in the processing of their papers and not one from the PSB have asked something in exchange of a permanent position or point advantage,” said Santos.

Mency Turqueza, head of the Personnel Division here, also shared that the hiring process is now using an Automated Rating System (ARS) wherein applicants can see their rating and ranking immediately after the deliberation of the members of PSB. This system is made of a template that delivers the result in just one day for the applicants to see as a proof of the process’ integrity and transparency.

“The automated system is the brainchild of our Superintendent Vilma Eda to abolish the old system wherein applicants were not properly informed of their ranking after the application. With this, rates were not manipulated and transparency follows,” Turqueza said.

Eliza Rodriguez, who recently applied for Administrative Assistant III position in the division, related that her experience with the PSB here is very fair and honest.

“I have seen the transparency in the process, we were informed of the results just right after the interview and examination. The members of the PSB are also accommodating and encouraging,” she said.

Recently, there are 116 newly-hired and promoted workers here, who also took their oath before the Schools Division Superintendent at the SDOIN Conference Hall.
Eda, in her statement during the program, reminded the workers to uphold the integrity of an honest public servant, avoid corruption, and sustain the quality services being implemented in the division.

As of July, there are 200 vacancies in the SDOIN, mostly teachers in Senior and Junior High School, English, Social Sciences, Filipino and Mathematics. (Cherry Joy Garma)