Thursday, 18 June 2015

Winners of the 2014 NRS Awards

The winners of the 2014 Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) Awards were announced on June 11th via DG Memo 2015-04. The annual awards categories are:

  • IRRI Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement or Development
  • IRRI Award for Outstanding Research Support
  • IRRI Award for Outstanding Administrative Support

We are pleased to congratulate the following winners:


IRRI AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENT OR DEVELOPMENT
Arnel Rala, Senior Associate Scientist, Social Sciences Division (SSD)



IRRI AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING RESEARCH SUPPORT
Rainfed Lowland South Asia group of the Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology (from top left to bottom right photo): Evangeline Angeles, Research Technician II; Ruth Erica Carpio, Associate; Margaret Catolos, Research Technician III; Ronaldo Cornista, Research Technician III; Teodoro Cuevas, Research Technician III; Jocelyn Guevarra, Researcher; Jaesel Ison, Senior Assistant; Carmela Malabanan, Research Technician III; Paul Cornelio Maturan, Associate Scientist; John Christian Ontoy, Research Technician III; Marcial Panting, Research Technician II; Joahna Ruth Ramirez, Researcher; and Ma. Teresa Sta. Cruz, Associate Scientist



 IRRI AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
(Two winners)
Rosendo Gutierrez, Officer, Social Sciences Division (SSD)

AND
Hybrid Rice Group of the Plant Breeding, Genetics, and
Biotechnology (from left to right photo): Annielyn Lapiz, Senior Assistant and
Charisse Grace Piadozo-Arlegui, Officer


The winners will be recognized during the Annual Service Awards & Recognition Program in December. The awardees, together with the members of their families and guests, will be honored at the celebration treat after the program. HRS Workplace Communications Article No. 2015-035


Thursday, 11 June 2015

INDIA: Odisha Governor awarded IRRI staff for exemplary academic achievement


Suryakanta Khandai, Post Harvest Specialist in IRRI India Office, received a Gold Medal for demonstrating exemplary academic achievement, presented by His Excellency Dr. S C Jamir, Honorable Governor of Odisha.  Suryakanta holds a Bachelor of Technology in Agriculture Engineering and Master of Technology in Farm Machinery & Power at Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology (OUAT), an agricultural university in India.

He joined Bihar hub in September 2013 and is currently involved in promotion and field implementation of post-harvest activities with partners and service providers in Bihar. HRS Workplace Communications Article No. 2015-034


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


A total of 9 information sessions on the New Medical Plan were held with 655 attendees participated in the program as of this writing. HRS continues to hold information sessions and those who have not yet registered are advised to please check the remaining available schedules by clicking this link (or refer to the list below) and filling out this form.

LIST OF REMAINING SCHEDULES (AS OF 11 JUNE 2015):

No. Date Time Venue
1 June 18, Thu 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM SSD Conference Room
2 June 22, Mon 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM SSD Conference Room
3 June 23, Tue 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM DL Umali, Room A
4 June 24, Wed 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Hawk Room, TC
5 June 25, Thu 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM DL Umali, Room A
6 June 29, Mon 9:30 PM - 11:30 AM Hawk Room, TC
7 June 30, Tue 9:30 PM - 11:30 AM SSD Conference Room


For more information on the New Health Insurer for HQ-based NRS, please contact Janet Lazarte ​​(j.lazarte@irri.org) and ​​Cheryll Mercado (c.mercado@irri.org) of the HRS Compensation & Benefits Services. HRS Workplace Communications Article No. 2015-033