To promote a more inclusive and diverse workplace, the Human Capital Management Office (HCMO) conducted a series of orientation programs for faculty members and non-teaching personnel on February 21 and March 14, 2023.
The orientation program included a series of discussions that covered a wide range of topics designed to help the teaching and non-teaching workforce understand the policies that govern their employment.
Vice President for Administrative Affairs, Dr. Raquel D. Pascua, emphasized that the orientation program is part of the University's ongoing efforts to create a more welcoming and inclusive environment for all members of its community.
Meanwhile, Dr. Josephine S. Lambinicio, Vice President for Academic Affairs, expressed her gratitude to the teaching personnel for choosing to join the UCU workforce and enjoined them to make an impact in their respective colleges.
Dr. Princess Sarah Quintana, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, gave an in-depth discussion of the institution's mission, vision, and core values and how these are applied in the workplace.
The Urdaneta City Personnel Association (UCUPA) Vice President, Dr. Arly Visperas, discussed matters concerning personnel association memberships and benefits. Also joining the panel of orientation speakers was Prof. Leonard Caluag, Acting Director of the Disaster Risk-Reduction and Management Office, who discussed the University's health and sanitation protocols.
Further, Prof. Joey H. Barroga, head of the Human Capital Management Office, talked before the participants about their rights and responsibilities, as well as the procedures and processes in place for various human resource-related matters.
The program was designed to provide these new members with an overview of the university's culture, policies, and resources, and to help them acclimate to their roles. In addition to the formal sessions, the new hires had the opportunity to meet with their colleagues in the academe.
Through the said endeavor, UCU is set to promote a supportive and inclusive environment for its workforce and navigate any challenges that may arise in the future.