OLONGAPO CITY GOVERNMENT ‘OUTSTANDING EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR’
Of the twelve (12) ‘Outstanding Employees of the Month’ for the previous year, Engr. Ramon Balagtas of the Public Utilities Department (PUD) and Engr. Marivic Nierras of the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) emerged on top of the heap in their respective categories.
Mayor Bong Gordon together with Vice Mayor Cynthia Cajudo handed-over to the top honorees the ‘Ulo ng Apo Medal of Excellence’, certificate of recognition and ten thousand cash incentives. Assisting them were City Councilors Ellen Dabu, Rodel Cerezo, Elmo Aquino, Edwin Piano and City Administrator Ferdie Magrata.
“Engr. Balagtas and Engr. Nierras along with the ten (10) other outstanding employees of the city government serve as model for other employees to continue to pursue the city’s goals to establish effective and efficient public service,” Mayor Gordon said.
‘’The award was conceived by the government to accord full respect, appreciation and gratitude to the employees who have done exemplary solid work to the city’s sustained growth and development,’’ the mayor added.
Likewise, the award recognizes the personal achievements of city employees with their respective offices as well as their humble contributions to the community.
Engr. Ramon Balagtas, administrative officer V of PUD was the ‘Outstanding Employee of the Month of July’ for the Income Generating Group (IGG). According to PUD Deputy head Ramon Zavalla, he is very approachable and a highly respected PUD staff.
‘’Mr. Balagtas’ zeal and dedication to duty always requires him to work overtime without any additional compensation. He is on-call 24/7. He knows the PUD electrical system exceptionally well and does not need supervision in his line of work,” Engr. Zavalla said.
The Support Services Group (SSG) category winner is CPDO head Marivic Nierras. Engr. Nierras has been serving the government for thirteen (13) years, first as a Civil Engineer Aide, then Project Development Officer and Planning Officer III.
The lady Civil Engineer, according to co-workers, described by her staff has a professional and organized work attitude
‘’She is good in motivating her staff to do better in their respective work assignments at talagang napaka-sipag ni Engr. Marivic,’’ Engr. Joel Francisco, a CPDO staff said.
The Criteria in the selection as the ‘’Outstanding Employees of the Year’’ are industriousness and Productivity (50%), quality customer service (30%) and malasakit and honesty (20%).
The city’s “Employee of the Month” and “Employee of the Year” Program was established through City Ordinance No. 60, Series of 2007.