To assist district supervisors, school heads, ICT coordinators, and teachers on the processes involved in the data collection of e-IPCRF, a total of 183 participants joined a webinar series via Google Meet on June 30 and July 1.

“The webinar aimed raters, ratees and other DepEd personnel involved in the Results-based Performance Management System (RPMS) in implementing the phases of the RPMS Cycle for School Year 2019-2020 amid the COVID-19 situation. It also aimed to orient key RPMS personnel on accomplishing the electronic Individual Performance Commitment and Review Form (IPCRF) and to submit and monitor the IPCRF of teachers,” SEPS-HRD Rolan B. Catapang, the program focal, said. 

Catapang also explained the rationale why public schools need to submit data from teachers’ IPCRF for each rating period. These are for the better presentation of the continuous professional development of teachers based on PPST, establishment of baseline data on teachers’ proficiency level on the first 12 indicators and succeeding indicators, and collection and submission of RPMS data across governance levels.

Gerlie M. Ilagan, Assistant Schools Division Superintendent, welcomed the participants and encouraged positivity at work, saying, “Let’s appreciate the beauty of data gathering system.”

Meanwhile, Hermogenes M. Panganiban, OIC-Schools Division Superintendent, stressed the importance of IPCRF as part school development plan.

“Our Performance Management System helps to gain feedback, review and estimate whether the performance is effective. It discusses all the keys that need to be done for the improvement as to quality, efficiency and timeliness based on the given key result areas (KRAs) and objectives,” OIC-SDS Panganiban emphasized.

Panginiban added, “It is clear that the growth and development of our people may always depend on the guidance and supervision of all leaders.” He also thanked the school heads for doing their jobs well and having positive attitude towards work. 

As one of the highlights of the webinar, Epifania F. Carandang, School Governance and Operations Division Chief, gave a session orientation on how to accomplish the e-IPCRF tool from downloading the form, extracting files, encoding data, and injecting passwords. “Don’t forget the date of observation, date of review, and to lock button and to input minimum of six-letter password,” she reminded.

Cristina B. Rogelio, Division Information Technology Officer, provided a demonstration and hands-on activity to check participants’ active engagement in the webinar. She also gave guidelines and reminders on how to fill-out e-IPRF, how to process Data Submission Form, and how to avoid technical errors.

An open forum session was also provided after the hands-on activity. Some of the common queries were about the names of the approving authority, person to encode the data, uncompleted COTs, school ID to be used by the extension schools, and many more. With the assistance from Pascual La Rosa Jr, session moderator, the resource speakers were able to address queries from the participants.

To ensure continuity of learning, online capacity building/orientation activities among teachers will also be conducted among schools with recommendation to have particular details on memorandum about year-end RPMS 2019-2020 activities with adjusted timelines, memorandum on RPMS for school-based and non-school based personnel.

For proper re-echoing, slides, recorded webinar and IPCRF Data Collection System User Guides will be shared to schools respectively. (Jennifer M. Oestar, EPS-II, SGOD, SDO Lucena City)