Thursday, 30 April 2015

IRRI holds information sessions on Staff Consultative Committee (SCC) for NRS HQ-based staff

Organized by HRS Workplace Relations & Advisory Services (WRAS), Joel Janiya (Chair of New Employee Association Model) NEAM Committee conducted four (4) information sessions on April 21 and 23 about the Staff Consultative Committee (SCC). A total of 176 NRS HQ-based employees across different organization units registered in the activity and attended the sessions. The information sessions gave HQ-based NRS an opportunity to increase awareness about the SCC’s roles and responsibilities and the guidelines on the upcoming election. 

In order to better understand employees’ perceptions of the SCC and for the organizers to identify areas of improvement, a survey was conducted after the information sessions. Towards the ends of the sessions, SCC Election Committee Chair Maria Elizabeth Naredo encouraged all NRS HQ-based staff to actively participate and vote in the upcoming election to further strengthen the SCC’s role in providing the mechanism for communication for staff. HRS Workplace Communications Article No. 2015-029

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Temporary Contract Worker Opportunities at IRRI headquarters

IRRI now has two suppliers for Temporary Contract Workers (TCW): People Like Us Multi – Purpose Cooperative (PLUs) and AsiaPro Cooperative. These suppliers offer a variety of skills through their member-workers that are ready for placement. Their member-workers’ profile include: general administrative support (e.g. attendants, drivers, secretaries), field or green house-based tasks (e.g. transplanters, weeders, bird- scarers, harvesters, threshers), general research support (e.g. research technicians, scientific data encoders), and infrastructure support (e.g. janitors, repairmen, electricians, carpenters, plumbers and cleaners)

PLUs and AsiaPro welcomes all IRRI organizational units that are in need of TCWs. For more information, please contact the following:

People Like Us Multi – Purpose Cooperative (PLUs)
Mr. Mark Anthony D. TaƱedo 
IRRI extension number: 2299

AsiaPro Cooperative:
Ms. Alice N. Certeza
IRRI extension number: 2590

HRS Workplace Communications Article No. 2015-028

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

LAST CALL: Nominations for NRS awards 2014 until April 13!

 Roll of Honor plaque prominently displayed in F.F. Hill Building at IRRI Headquarters

All organizational unit (OU) heads are encouraged to nominate qualified individuals or teams who made outstanding contributions to IRRI in 2014. Individuals or groups from IRRI Headquarters and country office locations may be nominated. ​​

All completed nomination forms must have sufficient supporting documents and submitted to HRS Workplace Relations and Advisory Services (HRS-WRAS), the secretariat to the search committee, on or before 13 April.

There will be one winner for each category. Winners will be decided by the selection committee composed of research and non-research staff from IRRI Headquarters.

The nomination form can be downloaded here.

The annual NRS Awards categories are:
  • IRRI Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement or Development (individual or group)
  • IRRI Award for Outstanding Research Support (individual or group)
  • IRRI Award for Outstanding Administrative Support (individual or group)
​​Prizes include:
  • Plaque of recognition
  • US​D 500 for each category
  • Merienda cena with the Board of Trustees, Director General, Deputy Director Generals, and awardees’ personal guests
  • An article of recognition in the IRRI Bulletin

Winners will be featured on the Roll of Honor (photo above) plaque prominently displayed in F.F. Hill Building at IRRI Headquarters

For more information, please read the NRS Awards guidelines or contact HRS Workplace Relations and Advisory Services at 2363 or HRS Workplace Communications Article No. 2015-025

LAST CALL: 2014 IPaD and PAS Deadline

For inquiries, please contact HRS Organization & People Development Services at HQ ext. 2824 or send email to HRS Workplace Communications Article No. 2015-024

NOW AVAILABLE: Q2-2015 Learning Calendar

Now available!

Click here to access the calendar, track schedule changes, and register in the 2015 learning courses offered in IRRI. HRS Workplace Communications Article No. 2015-023