Knowledge of BSU staff and faculty on RA 6713 & GAD enhanced

By BSU UPAO - Posted on 23 May 2014

Themed “Enhancement Orientation on Moral and Behavioral Obligation and Ascendancy in Eliminating Gender Barriers,” the BSU-Gender and Development (GAD) unit organized a one-day seminar for two groups of University admin staff and faculty last 13 and 14 May 2014 at the Riverview Waterpark Resort, Asin, Tuba.

In general, the development activity was held to orient and raise the level of awareness of participants on the relevance of moral and behavioral obligation and ascendancy in the workplace and to let the participants realize the impact of this awareness on their individual and collective performances.

The participants (50) came from the different units of the University: Accounting, Administration, Budget, Cashiering, Finance, HRMO, Internal Audit, Planning and Development, Records, Supply and Property Management, UPAO, Legal, Medical-Dental, University and Board Secretary, and the President’s Office.

For each of the groups, Dr. Imelda G. Parcasio, GAD Focal Person, discussed different gender issues in the societies like preconceived notions and biases; RA 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees; and Legal Officer Allan Sacpa illuminated his learners on the matter of sexual harassment in the academe and the manner by which this situation can be properly managed.

The learning session evolved through a mixture of discussion, workshop, and fellowships.

During the interaction, the participants were one in expressing the knowledge gained during the orientation as transformational. “We should promote equality and order in our society. The war of sexes is to give equal treatment because this is the purpose of our existence,” said Richard, the Cashier. Dr. Parcasio, on the other hand, was gleefully hopeful that over time the prevailing negative attitudes of some employees will be transformed into positive and that everyone starts to work in sustaining the work environment conducive to team work and commitment” stressed Dr. Parcasio after reading the answers and listening to the impressions of the participants.

Lastly, Executive Assistant Andres Arnold Lampacan gave the tag line as he congratulated the GAD Focal Person for organizing the seminar in cooperation with the Office of the Human Resources and gave his appreciation for all present for their active participation suggesting for more similar activities where staff and faculty come together like members of a big family. // Fredelyn Batay-an& Sarah Og-oget