PALO, Leyte- The Civil Service Commission here in the region will lead a partnership summit on human resources and good governance slated on May 26, 2014. In a press statement, CSC Regional Director Victoria Esber said that the summit will be a convergence of “competence and commitment” among leaders and human resource practitioners both of the national and local government institutions. It will be an opportune time to share principles and practices on organizational productivity (SPMS), effective frontline service delivery and promotion of good governance Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA) Program, Esber added. The summit is to be held at the Visayas State University in Baybay City. The program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM) will also be launched in the said event. According to Esber, the PRIME-HRM aims to continuously capacitate agencies in the performance of their human resource management functions; as well as recognize best practices in the various areas of human resource management. During the summit, a memorandum of cooperation among CSC- 8 officials and the awarding of the Anti-Red Tape Act Citizen’s Satisfaction Center Seal of Excellence to deserving agencies will be signed. Esber also emphasized the need of the involvement of the external stakeholders particularly the Multi-Sectoral Advisory council to encourage feedback and recommendations; views and perspective in formulating and executing strategies initiatives on the CSC policies, programs and services which heightens transparency and accountability. (LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)