Schools Division of Paraňaque City launched right after the virtual flag ceremony, the 7S of Good House Keeping Awards via Zoom, on January 31, 2022.

The 7S awards aimed to recognize and reward the individual employees, unit, and division offices following the 7S (sort, systematize, sweep, standardize, safety, self-discipline, and sustain) of good housekeeping.

Dr. Evangeline P. Ladines, schools division superintendent and division ISO quality management representative (QMR) with Dr. Violeta M. Gonzales, OIC-office of the assistant schools division superintendent, acknowledged Dr. Rosie O. Rumbaoa, overall division ISO QMS coordinator and former Senior Program Specialist now promoted as Education Program Supervisor of the SGOD and Public Schools District Supervisors (PSDSs) Dr. Mineilwin Serdana, Dr. Nelita Belena, Engr. Leonora Nofuente and Dr. Maria Dolora Zaragoza, core members of the 7S committee, for facilitating the division awards expected to spawn a positive effect among all SDO employees.

Superintendent Ladines anticipated that the intensity of her excitement would be the same as everybody else felt on the awards. “We must all be excited in all tasks to achieve more,” she quipped.

The categories of the awards include: Awardee of the Month, conferred to the utility employee who maintains and takes care of the assigned area of responsibility and follows the appropriate office keeping (from January up to December with screening period from the first Monday up to last Friday of each month);  the 7S Awardees of the Year, bestowed to the utility personnel, the Level 1 or Level 2 personnel who consistently observe the office keeping practices as defined by the principles of the 7S of good housekeeping (from January to November).

In addition, the Division or Unit 7S Award of the Year (screening period from January to November) goes to the consistent 7S compliant division or unit.

Incentives come in cash, ‘salu-salo’ (banquet) with the approved amount indicated in the division work and financial plan (WEF), and a Certificate of Recognition.

Furthermore, the launching elucidated the criteria prescribed for evaluation and the checklist used in the inspection of the offices by the committee.

The 7S awards are by the mandate of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to adopt the measures promoting morale, efficiency, integrity, responsiveness, and courtesy through the merit and rewards system in consonance with the goal of the Government Quality Management Committee (GQMC Circular No. 2017-1) to improve public service by aligning government processes with the international standards for client satisfaction and continuous improvement. (by Reena G. Orquina)