Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Two IRRI India Office staff recognized for their exceptional support to employee victims of earthquake in Nepal

Manager's Discretionary Award recipients in May 2015 (from left to right):
Nandita Jain and Savita Sharma

Human Resources Services (HRS) is pleased to announce the winners of the Manager’s Discretionary Awards (MDA) in IRRI India Office for the month of May 2015. They are Nandita Jain, HRS Business Partner and Savita Sharma, Assistant Manager.

Nandita and Savita received a Manager’s Discretionary Award for demonstrating an exceptional support to Nepalese and Indian employees during the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April 2015. They both displayed perseverance, professionalism, and outstanding commitment at a time of high workplace stress vis-à-vis the deadly calamity. They have worked extra hours after the earthquake, establishing communications to enable much-needed support for search and rescue services to team members and their families in Kathmandu and Delhi.

Nandita and Savita were selected after a nomination process which began at Organizational Unit (OU) level and which included a review and assessment by the relevant Deputy Director General. The award recipients will be honored on the upcoming 2015 Annual Service Awards and Recognition Program in December.

HRS through Workplace Relations & Advisory Services (HRS-WRAS) continues to receive MDA nominations. Please read the MDA Guidelines for details. For inquiries, please contact HRS-WRAS at HQ ext. 2363 or send email to irrihrs-wras@irri.org. HRS Workplace Communications Article No. 2015-032


REMINDERS: Information Session on New Health Insurer for HQ-based NRS

All HQ-based ​Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) who have not yet registered are advised to please check the remaining available schedules by clicking this link and filling out this form
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SCHEDULE UPDATES: 

INFORMATION SESSION ON NEW HEALTH INSURER FOR HQ-BASED NRS (AS OF 26 MAY 2015)

No.
Date
Time
Venue
Maximum No. of Participants
Status
1
June 1, Mon
9:30AM-11:30AM
DL Umali
Room A
100
Closed
2
June 1, Mon
2:00PM-4:00PM
DL Umali
Room A
100
Closed
3
June 2, Tue
9:30AM-11:30 AM
SSD
Conference Room
60
Closed
4
June 3, Wed
9:30AM-11:30AM
DL Umali
Room A
100
Open
5
June 3, Wed
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
DL Umali
Room C
100
Open
6
June 5, Fri
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Hawk Room
TC
50
Closed
7
June 5, Fri
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hawk Room
TC
50
Open
8
June 8, Mon
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
DL Umali
Room C
100
Open
9
June 8, Mon
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
DL Umali
Room C
100
Open
10
June 18, Thu
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SSD
Conference Room
60
Open
11
June 22, Mon
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SSD
Conference Room
60
Open
12
June 23, Tue
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
DL Umali
Room A
100
Open
13
June 24, Wed
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hawk Room
TC
50
Open
14
June 25, Thu
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
DL Umali
Room A
100
Open
15
June 29, Mon
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Hawk Room
TC
50
Open
16
June 30, Tue
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
SSD
Conference Room
60
Open

NOTE:

To All HQ-based NRS Admin Coordinators / Secretaries: 


For those staff without irri.org account, you will have to register the attendance of your colleagues to the session by filling out the online registration form. We will also request that you submit to Janet Lazarte (j.lazarte@irri.org) and Cheryll Mercado (c.mercado@irri.org) the list of those staff that you have already registered and the schedule of the session that they will be attending. HRS Workplace Communications Article No. 2015-031



Thursday, 14 May 2015

Information session on new health insurer for HQ-based NRS

Effective 1 July 2015, all HQ-based NRS and their qualified dependents will be under a new health insurer, Cigna. HRS will conduct series of information sessions to assist all staff during this transition. To make sure that all staff members are already familiar with the new plan before it becomes effective on 1 July 2015, it is mandatory that each staff attend a session. We also enjoin you to invite your dependents in these activities so that they too may be oriented with the details of the plan.

Please choose the date most convenient to you by signing up in our online registration form.

SCHEDULES:

No.
Date
Time
Venue
Maximum No. of Participants
1
June 1, Monday
9:30 AM to 11:30 ​A​M
DL Umali, Room A
100
2
June 1, Monday
2:00 PM to 4:00 ​PM
DL Umali, Room A
100
3
June 2, Tuesday
9:30  AM​ to 11:30 ​AM
SSD Conference Room
60
4
June 3, Wednesday
9:30 AM​ to 11:30 ​AM
DL Umali, Room A
100
5
June 3, Wednesday
2:00 PM​ to 4:00 ​PM​
DL Umali, Room A
100
6
June 5, Friday
9:30 AM​ to 11:30 ​AM
Hawk Room, TC
50
7
June 5, Friday
2:00 PM​ to 4:00 ​PM
Hawk Room, TC
50
8
June 8, Monday
9:30 ​AM ​to 11:30 ​AM
DL Umali, Room ​C
100
9
June 8, Monday
2:00 PM​ to 4:00 ​PM
DL Umali, Room C
100
10
June 18, Thursday
2:00 PM​ to 4:00 ​PM
SSD Conference Room
60
11
June 22, Monday
2:00 PM​ to 4:00 ​PM​
SSD Conference Room
60
12
June 23, Tuesday
9:30 AM​ to 11:30 ​AM
DL Umali, Room A
100
13
June 24, Wednesday
2:00 PM​ to 4:00 ​PM
Hawk Room, TC
50
14
June 25, Thursday
9:30 AM​ to 11:30 ​AM
DL Umali, Room A
100
15
June 29, Monday
9:30 AM​ to 11:30 ​AM
Hawk Room, TC
50
16
June 30, Tuesday
9:30 AM​ to 11:30 ​AM​
SSD Conference Room
60

NOTE TO ALL HQ-BASED NRS ADMIN COORDINATORS / SECRETARIES:

For those staff without irri.org account, you will have to register the attendance of your colleagues to the session by filling out the online registration form. We will also request that you submit to Janet Lazarte (j.lazarte@irri.org) and Cheryll Mercado (c.mercado@irri.org) the list of those staff that you have already registered and the schedule of the session that they will be attending. HRS Workplace Communications Article No. 2015-30