Following a rigorous application process, the Procurement Service – Department of Budget and Management (PS-DBM), in collaboration with WeSolve Foundation Philippines (WeSolve PH), emerged victorious in its quest to advance procurement reforms in the Philippines after having been identified as among the only ten “outstanding teams” that earned the support of the Open Contracting Partnership (OCP) through its program, Lift.
In recognition of the human resource as its main asset, the Procurement Service - Department of Budget and Management (PS-DBM) initiates programs and participates in activities that contribute to the health and wellness of the government workforce — generally boosting productivity at work.
From July 31 to August 2, 2023, PS-DBM conducted a mandatory drug testing activity among employees of its Main Office in Paco, Manila, as well as the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) Group in New Manila, Quezon City. This is in adherence to the DBM Department Order No. 19, s. 2019, institutionalizing the implementation of a drug-free workplace policy. In line with the same directive, a Drug-free Workplace Committee was also previously created, headed by PS-DBM Executive Director Atty. Dennis S. Santiago.
Organized by the PS-DBM Human Resource Development Division (HRDD), which serves as the Committee Secretariat, the drug-testing required all 318 employees of PS-DBM and PhilGEPS to undergo a 5-panel urine test facilitated by the East Avenue Medical Center - National Reference Laboratory. The parameter covered all officials and employees regardless of rank, status, and salary. This activity is also in support of the government’s efforts and campaign against illegal drugs.
Going beyond its office premises, PS-DBM likewise joined the 123rd Philippine Civil Anniversary celebration by participating in the bloodletting activity of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) with the theme “Dugtong Buhay, Handog ng Lingkod Bayan,” highlighting the value of “malasakit” innate among the Filipino people especially state employees.
The bloodletting activity, held from September 19 to 21, 2023 in collaboration with the Philippine Blood Center, advocated volunteerism, humanitarianism, and collaborative work between government agencies.
PS-DBM is steadfast in maintaining a healthy and safe work environment that allows for an efficient delivery of public service for its stakeholders.