The Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) recently received a Certificate of Recognition from the Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) PRIME- HRM. The FPRDI was among the three DOST agencies that received the honor.

PRIME-HRM or the Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management aims to recognize agencies that are successful in addressing developmental gaps in their human resource systems, practices and competencies. It hopes to elevate the country’s human resource management standard to a level at par with global HRM standards.

PRIME-HRM recognized FPRDI as Level II (Process-defined Human Resource Management). Agencies with Level II accreditation may enjoy certain privileges such as authority to take final action on appointments. The recognition was based on four core competencies: Recruitment, Selection and Placement; Rewards and Recognition; Performance Management, and Learning and Development.

New Journal out.

Volume 6 of the Philippine Forest Products Journal has just rolled off the press and is now available to interested parties through the DOST-FPRDI library.

DOST-FPRDI wood ID team supports restoration of old churches.

DOST-FPRDI researcher Rodrigo E. Cortez, Jr. takes macro-photos of a wooden religious image and a museum piece from the St. Michael de Archangel Church in Argao, Cebu Province. Cortez and four other DOST-FPRDI researchers formed a team which recently identified the tree species used in wooden furniture and religious artifacts found in several old churches in the Visayas.