Empowering New Blood: ATI Conducts Induction Seminar

Ms. Michelle Yebes, Human Resource Specialist of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) discussing about the terms in public service

DILIMAN, Quezon City – Inducting new employees in a workplace is essential to acclimatize them to their jobs and work environment. Seminars such as this allow them to gain valuable information about the organization and how they can take part in it.

Considering it as an essential step in the recruitment process, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) intends to create a strong foundation between the new entrants and the Management by conducting a Public Service Induction Seminar for its new appointed and promoted employees.

The first day was all about the ins-and-outs of the Institute. Specifically, ATI’s mandate; mission and vision; quality policy and core values; organizational structure; internal policies, and personnel welfare was discussed by Marissa Galgo, Head of the Human Resource Management Office. The various functions of ATI Central Office’s divisions – the Policy and Planning Division (PPD), Career Development and Management Division (CDMD), Partnership and Accreditation Division (PAD) and the Information Services Division (ISD) were discussed by Milagros Urbano, Chief, PPD; Leonila Caiz, Chief, Budget Section; Rosemarie Dulla, Senior Agriculturist, PAD; and Yovina-Claire Pauig, Information Officer III, ISD; respectively. In addition, the agency’s ISO 9001:2008 quality management system was presented by Arlene S. Nilo, Team Member of ATI ISO Team.

Meanwhile, Michelle Yebes, Human Resource Specialist of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) oriented the newly-appointed ATI employees about the Republic Act No. 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees. She highlighted the different terms in public service and the eight norms of conduct, namely: commitment to public interest; professionalism; justness and sincerity; political neutrality; responsiveness to the public; nationalism and patriotism; commitment to democracy; and simple living.

With a total of 51 participants composed of new entrants/regular staff from the ATI-CO and some Training Center representatives, the induction was held last November 23-24, 2015 at the Rural Development Education Center (RDEC) in ATI-CO Compound in Diliman, Quezon City.