The Bangsamoro Autonomy Act No. 17 or the Bangsamoro Civil Service Code provides in Article 19 thereof that the Bangsamoro Government shall ensure the development and retention of a competent and efficient work force in the public service. Every agency of the Bangsamoro Government, shall, in coordination with DAB establish a continuing program of career and human resource development at all levels, and shall create a work environment conducive to the development of human resource skills, talents, and values for optimum public service.
For this purpose, Article 20 of the same Code makes it mandatory for all Bangsamoro agencies to prepare a Career and Human Resource Development Plan, which shall include provisions on merit promotions, performance evaluation, in-service training, including overseas and local
scholarships and training grants, job rotation, suggestions and incentive award systems, and such other provisions for employees’ health, welfare, counselling, recreation and similar activities.
This framework focuses on Learning and Development (L&D), as we all know BARMM continues to be in transition. The various ministries, offices, and agencies are still in the process of recruiting competent workforce. While there are those who are already appointed as permanent employees, many are engaged under Contract of Service (COS) or Job Order. L &D is a term used to encourage professional development among its employees. This would include training courses, development programs, on-line learning development activities, etc. It outlines how an organization develops the workforce’s capabilities and competencies to espouse the principle of continual improvement.
The HRDP will be prepared and submitted by each ministry/agency to DAB for consolidation, review and implementation, recommended every three (3) years. This will be on the strategic plan of each ministry/agency of the BARMM in the area of Learning and Development.