DRB officiates first Tripartite Forum
Dr. Dexter R. Buted, University President, led the conduct of the first Pangasinan State University Tripartite Forum at the PSU Convention Hall last August 31, 2017.
The forum served as the proper venue for Dr. Buted to hear and to directly refer the concerns of the three main components of the University – the students, faculty members, and non-academic personnel. It was also a manifestation of PSU’s customer focus in addendum to the conduct of President’s hour, Student-Parent Orientation and Consultative Meetings.
During the forum, some of the subject matters asked were: Establishment of Student Service Center; Reclassification of Non-Teaching Personnel; and Updates on the NBC 6 Cycle.
The establishment of the Student Service Center was raised by the student leaders of PSU Bayambang Campus. The student leaders stated that the Student Service Center was a recommendation of the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines or AACCUP for the Phase II Accreditation of CPE Program.
Dr. Buted asked the Vice President for Finance Management to allocate the Php 7 Million budget to improve the Student Service Office of the campuses. Each campus will be given Php 500, 000 to rehabilitate their student service offices except for Lingayen and Urdaneta City.
Meanwhile, Dr. Armando Garcia of PSU Binmaley Campus inquired about the chance of Non-Teaching Re-Classification. Mr. John F. Quinto, in response, said that there will be a reclassification but not all will be accommodated. Mr. Quinto will check on the staffing pattern to see if what positions are available for reclassification.
Dr. Buted, on the other hand, pronounced that there will be 3, 200 items for non-teaching personnel for all the 111 State Universities and Colleges in the country. He added that the University will wait for the positions as bases for reclassification that will be tackled in the PASUC Conference. He even mentioned that the University will implement first the Individual Performance Commitment Review (IPCR) to identify employees who deserve to be promoted based on their performance.
While for faculty members’ concern, Hon. Minerva Joy Pedralvez, Faculty Regent, discussed some updates on the NBC 6 Cycle. She said that the final lay-out of the NBC was re-appealed to the board and from the DBM Regional it was endorsed to the Central Office. Fund for the NBC is anticipated in 2018.
Among the other subject matters discussed in the forum were: Query on the Engineering Building; Slow Internet Connection in Relation to Enrolment System; Lack of Comfort Rooms and Water System; Renovation of Mini-AVR, CAST Building and BOAC Building; Stage-Project; Lack of Equipment in TLE Program; Renovation of RT-broken windows; Lack of Classrooms in Education Department; and Transparency of SBO.