MAKATI CITY – Makati City Mayor Abigail Binay reported 542 city hall employees have been granted regular status and 364 others have been promoted since she assumed the post more than two years ago, local reports said.
Binay reiterated her administration’s commitment to strengthen the city’s competitiveness as an employer by providing job security and promoting excellence in public service in a move to match the private sector’s capability to hire the best people.
“I remain committed to my vision of a professional, highly competent city government work force that is capable of delivering excellent public service. To be able to attract first-rate workers and retain them for the long haul, we must be able to provide them job security and opportunities for career growth,” she said.
Earlier, the city mayor vowed to prioritize updating the plantilla positions of the city government, which dated back to 1990 which, according to her, should be updated “to suit the prevailing needs and demands of a highly urbanized city” as well as to “professionalize the city government workforce.”
The latest batch of applications comprised of 13 for regularization and 105 for promotions was approved on March 19.
All applications were reviewed and evaluated by the Human Resource Development Office (HRDO) and the Human Resource Merit Promotion and Selection Board (HRMPSB) to ensure that candidates were qualified under the Civil Service guidelines.
According to the HRDO, nearly 1,000 city employees who have been made permanent and promoted since she took office came from several city offices, departments and institutions under the city government.