The Civil Service Commission (CSC) conferred the Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM) Bronze Award to Carlos H. Hilado Memorial State College, Department of Trade and Industry Regional Office No. 6, and Provincial Government of Aklan on July 20, 2018 in Davao City.

The PRIME-HRM Awards is one of the highlights of the 2018 Public Sector HR Symposium spearheaded by the CSC with the support of the Australian Government. This year’s HR Symposium theme is “Achieving Breakthrough Results Through Strategic HR.”



As one of the priority programs of the CSC, the PRIME-HRM supports the institution’s goal to be globally recognized as a center of excellence in Human Resource and Organizational Development. PRIME-HRM is the Commission’s strategy to develop and empower agencies in the Philippine government. The PRIME-HRM focuses on agencies’ HR maturity levels in the four core areas: (1) Recruitment, Selection, and Placement (RSP); (2) Performance Management System (PMS); (3) Learning and Development (L&D); and (4) Rewards and Recognition (R&R).

The PRIME-HRM Award Structure has two levels, as follows: recognition and award. Agencies that meet certain maturity level in at least one core HR system, based on the result of their self-assessment, will be given recognition. On the other hand, agencies that meet certain maturity level in all the four core HR systems and passed the on-site assessment will be given an award.

CSC Chairperson Alicia de la Rosa-Bala together with Commissioner Leopoldo Roberto W. Valderosa Jr., conferred the PRIME-HRM Bronze Award to government agencies. 

CSC RO VI Director IV Rodolfo B. Encajonado assisted Chairperson Bala and Commissioner Valderosa during the conferment of awards to recipients from this region.

Nationwide, in 2017, 79 agencies were given recognition, mostly under RSP and PM. As of December 31, 2017, 49 agencies were found to be compliant with the Level 2 Maturity Indicators of the four core HR systems. Forty-three agencies from all over the country were conferred the PRIME-HRM Bronze Award during the 2018 HR Symposium.