MANILA — The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) is ready to take the challenge posed by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) in leveling up its Human Resource Management maturity to Level 3.

“We are here to accept the challenge of the CSC for maturity level 3,” MARINA Administrator Vice Admiral Robert A Empedrad AFP (Ret) expressed yesterday, 21 April 2022.

The pronouncement was made during a Ceremonial Awarding dedicated to the officials, and personnel who contributed to the agency’s achievement of CSC PRIME-HRM Level 2 Bronze Award.

During the ceremony, Administrator Empedrad reminded MARINA employees to continue its selfless service to the Filipino people.

“Ipagpatuloy niyo lang ang ginagawa niyo. Mahalin natin ang MARINA. We serve the people with pride, with selfless service,” the MARINA Chief said.

The said CSC recognition is an affirmation that the agency met the PRIME-HRM Level 2-Maturity Indicators of all the four (4) core HRM systems and have observed the Civil Service Law, and rules on the issuance of appointments and other HR programs, while maintaining its Human Resource records management.

The four (4) core HRM systems are: Recruitment, Selection and Placement; Performance Management; Learning and Development; and Rewards and Recognition.

Meanwhile, Deputy Administrator for Planning-OIC Director Sonia B. Malaluan emphasized that the recognition will serve as motivation to the agency as it continuous to give an exemplary service to the people.

For CSC Director IV Atty. Judith Dongallo-Chicano, “the celebration should not stop here. Because you have Level 3, and Level 4. Nasa Level 2 na kayo, it should not stop you from moving towards level 3 accreditation.”

The CSC official also lauded the current administration of MARINA for pushing the agency in attaining the award.

“It was during the time of Administrator Empedrad that MARINA was able to hurdle, and complete, and eventually be awarded the Bronze Award,” Atty. Chicano furthered.

Meanwhile, CSC Director III Maricar Aquino also assured to help MARINA as it aims to level up, and get the Silver Award.

The MARINA, through the Human Resource Management and Development Division of the Management, Financial, and Administrative Service (HRMDD-MFAS), received its Level 2 Bronze Award from the CSC last 26 January 2022.