To fast-track data processing and records keeping, the Department of Education (DepEd) Cebu Province launched the Expanded Records Management Information System (RMIS) on Thursday, March 7, at the Pavilion, DepEd Ecotech Center in Sitio Sudlon, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City.
“This innovation will provide timely access to information crucial to the programs and initiatives of our educational system and enable all of you to focus on more important matter and concerns related to your significant role as educators and formators,” said Cebu Gov. Hilario P. Davide III in his message during the launch.
The governor also took the opportunity to urge the faculty and other guests to support the government’s immunization campaign to protect the children or pupils from any disease like measles or locally known as “tipdas.”
Davide said the teachers may help in the campaign by encouraging the parents to have their children immunize against measles.
During the activity, 20 schools throughout the province have each received a 32-inch LED television unit as reward for their outstanding performance in the 2018 Brigada Eskwela (school cleanup drive). Davide was assisted by DepEd 7 Director Juliet Jeruta, DepEd Cebu Province Schools Division Superintendent Rhea Mar Angtud and DepEd Cebu Province Asst. Superintendent Ester Futalan in the distribution ceremony.
The Expanded RMIS is the digitalization of all DepEd Cebu records for easy access and processing.
Through the system, Jeruta said that the required data for personnel promotion or to facilitate release of benefits can be accessed with just a tap of a finger.
“A worthwhile project that will protect valuable records and databases and will certainly benefit many of your personnel, ensure their safety and surely serve Cebuanos better,” said Davide, in recognizing the initiative of the DepEd Cebu.
“With the Expanded Records Management Information System, employees may avail themselves of the services and do inquiries online, thus, lessen the hassles of long travel, expenses, time and efforts,” said Futalan.
She added that the system would also help maximize the services and engagement in the teachers’ work stations.
DepEd Cebu held a soft launch of the program in August 2018, where the maiden features include electronic personnel data management system; service credits, leave credits, COC system; service records generation system; Division of Cebu Province eRecruitment System; and division information system.
Under the expanded RMIS, four features have been added. These are Electronic Personnel Data Management System 2.0 (ePDMS) that would improve the user’s interface; online request and tracking system (ORTS) which is designed for automatic queuing of request in the tracking system; kiosk locator system (KLS) which will take care of locating the office that a teacher/client needs to visit; and the security scanning ID system (SSIS), which is an automatic logbook of teachers during division visits.
Futalan said that all the 21,528 teachers assigned in 55 school districts and teaching in 1,331 schools in Cebu’s 44 localities will no longer need to visit the DepEd provincial office as they may just file their requests online. She added that records of their 23,711 personnel are also available and accessible anytime.