Every department or agency shall establish its own employee suggestions and incentive awards system.
The System shall be designed to encourage creativity, innovativeness, efficiency, integrity and productivity in the public service by recognizing and rewarding officials and employees, individually or in group for their suggestions, inventions, superior accomplishments and other personal efforts which contribute to the efficiency, economy, or other improvement in government operations, or for other extraordinary acts or services in the public interest.
The PRAISE shall adhere to the principle of providing incentives and awards based on performance, innovative ideas and exemplary behavior.
The PRAISE shall give emphasis on the timeliness of giving award or recognition. Aside from conferment of awards during the traditional or planned awarding ceremonies, the spirit of on-the-spot grant of recognition shall be institutionalized.
The PRAISE shall provide both monetary and non-monetary awards and incentives to recognize, acknowledge and reward productive, creative, innovative and ethical behavior of employees through formal and informal mode.
For this purpose, the System shall encourage the grant of non-monetary awards. Monetary awards shall be granted only when the suggestions, inventions, superior accomplishments and other personal efforts result in monetary savings which shall not exceed 20% of the savings generated.
At least 5% of the HRD Funds shall be allocated for the PRAISE and incorporated in Orani Water District’s annual Work and Financial Plan and budget.
The PRAISE shall be institutionalized through the creation of a PRAISE Committee in all agencies of the government.
The PRAISE Committee shall preferably have the following composition:
• Head of agency or authorized representative who will act as Chairperson;
• Administrative Division
• Commercial Division
• Technical Division
• Three (3) representatives from the career rank-and-file employees who shall serve for a period of two years and chosen through a general assembly or any other mode of selection to be conducted for the purpose.
The head of the District or authorized representative shall be responsible in overseeing the System’s operation and the Administrative Division shall serve as the System’s Secretariat.
The PRAISE Committee shall ensure that productivity, innovative ideas, suggestions and exemplary behavior can be identified, considered, managed and implemented on a continuing basis to cover employees at all levels.
The PRAISE Committee shall be responsible for the development, administration, monitoring and evaluation of the awards and incentives system of the District. It may, however, employ an external or independent body to assist the PRAISE Committee to judiciously and objectively implement the system of incentives and awards.
The PRAISE Committee shall establish its own internal procedures and strategies. Membership in the Committee shall be considered part of the members’ regular duties and functions.
All government agencies shall submit their Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE) and its subsequent amendments to the Civil Service Commission Regional Office. The Civil Service Commission Regional or Field Office concerned shall provide technical assistance, if deemed necessary, to ensure proper implementation.
Establishment of CSC-approved PRAISE shall be the basis of the grant of the Productivity Incentive Bonus (PIB), other awards and incentives. The Annual PRAISE Report shall be submitted by Orani Water District to the Civil Service Commission Regional Office concerned on or before the thirtieth day of January to enable their employees to qualify for nomination to the CSC sponsored national awards.
Issues relative to awards and incentives shall be brought before the PRAISE Committee, which shall address the same within fifteen (15) days from the date of submission.