Celso to new employees: ‘Time is of the essence’ PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 February 2012 13:44

Mayor Celso Lobregat yesterday sworn in 36 newly hired and 48 newly promoted employees of the city government and reminded them that when they were interviewed it was done after office hours to signal that time is of the essence.

“If we conduct the interviews during office hours, there will be many works affected. So, I make it a point that  interviews for job applicants are done after office hours until the wee hours of the following day, be it Saturday or Sunday,” Lobregat said after swearing in the new and newly promoted city government employee at City Hall conference room.

“It signals that under our administration, time is of the essence,” the chief executive said as he urged the employees to put by heart his message for the whole year—that is “doing things right with a sense of urgency.”

For her part, City Human Resource and Management Officer Erlina Sanchez, who has served city government under seven mayors, said that under Lobregat’s administration all job applicants pass through the selection process. “Ta hace gayod sala.”

Lobregat also wanted to emphasize that his administration has had the highest turnovers of employees, meaning there were more employees hired and promoted under his leadership than during the previous administration.

Of those who were inducted by the mayor, 36 are new and some from Job Order to casual—12 for the City Administrator’s Office, 1 for the City Assessor’s Office, 2 for the City Mayor’s Office, 4 for the City Engineer’s Office, 3 for the General Services Office, 3 for the City Health Office and 11 Local School Board teachers—3 for elementary and 8 for secondary. The 48 others were promoted to different positions.

Present during the mass oath-taking, aside from Sanchez and staff, were City Administrator Antonio Orendain Jr., City Health Officer Dr. Rodel Agbulos, City Assessor Erwin Bernardo, and City General Services Officer Rey Gonzales.

After the oath-taking, the newly hired and promoted city employees underwent an orientation on the rules and regulations governing the conduct and ethical standards of government employees, and other related laws. — Vic Larato