The Employees’ Compensation Commission recently added Information Officers and Administrative Officers to its growing personnel. They will man the newly created ECC Regional Extension Units in several regions in the country.
This is in line with the objective of the Commission to bring the Employees Compensation Program (ECP) closer to its customers in the different regions.
The information officers will handle the information dissemination of the EC program in the cities and provinces under their jurisdiction, where they will conduct in-house and on-site ECP seminars, act as ECC resource speaker on different fora, publish ECP stories and press releases and undertake other activities to improve awareness on the ECP benefits and services. The administrative officers will serve as focal persons for the Kagabay Program, Rehabilitation Services, and the Quick Response Program and attend to claimants and administrative tasks. They are also required to coordinate closely with DOLE Regional Offices for program implementation.
Before the newly-hired employees commenced with their actual performance, they first underwent a two-week orientation and immersion at the ECC Central Office in Makati. The orientation activities included a meet-and-greet introduction to ECC, familiarization with the programs of the different ECC divisions, and participation in the ECC trainer’s training. They were also exposed to the actual MOA signing between the ECC and a training institution, actual quick-response assistance to injured workers and have witnessed the fostering of closer relationship with SSS personnel for coordination in identifying customers. Their two week immersion on the actual duties and responsibilities that they will be performing in the regions will surely equip them for their work in their respective posts.
The new ECC employees are, Remedios V. Andrada, Information Officer and Christopher A. Caronan, Administrative Officer – Region II; Naomi DM. Velasquez, Information Officer, Coco Chanel G. Garcia, Administrative Officer – Region III; Ma. Yvette C. Bonavente, Information Officer, Ruby DLS. Imperial, Administrative Officer – Region V; Jerylle Marie Q. Blanza, Administrative Officer – Region XII; Olga Virginia A. Demata, Information Office, and Genevieve A. Elorde, Administrative Officer – Region XIII.
The new ECC regional personnel appreciated the series of activities in their orientation and immersion. Albeit short, it sparked a new-found vigor, a commitment to bring the EC program to the workers with a heartfelt service, and an enthusiasm to make a difference on the lives of workers or employees who suffered from work-related contingencies.