Human Resources Services (HRS) is pleased to announce the winners of the Manager’s Discretionary Awards (MDA) in March 2014. Five employees from the Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology (PBGB) and one staff in IRRI Bangladesh Office (IBO) were recognized for their extraordinary performance in the workplace.
The winners were Systems Analyst / Programmers Jack Elendil Lagare and Argem Gerald Flores from PBGB; Research Technicians Oscar Gonzales, Merlito Firas, Jr., and Ronilo Guevarra from the same organizational unit; and, Corporate Services’ Senior Assistant Mary Archana Costa at IBO.
Jack, Argem, Oscar, Merlito, Ronilo, and Mary were chosen after a nomination process which began at Organizational Unit (OU) level and which included a review and assessment by the relevant Deputy Director General.
Launched in June 2013, the MDA is one of the Institute’s new rewards and recognition program designed to empower IRRI managers in recognizing and awarding single instances of extraordinary work performance.
HRS through Workplace Relations & Advisory Services (HRS-WRAS) continues to receive MDA nominations. For details, please read our MDA Guidelines (link) or contact HRS-WRAS at HQ ext. 2363 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. HRS Workplace Communications Article No. 2014-036