In preparation for their roles as trainers and facilitators of the Public Financial Management Competency Program (PFMCP), NCPAG faculty and staff attended the transition classes conducted by experts from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).
The PFMCP, which is a strategy developed by DBM to enhance the competencies of PFM practitioners, is set to be conducted by NCPAG by virtue of a partnership agreement signed with the budget department’s Budget and Information Training Service (BITS). Under this program, PFM practitioners in the public sector will undergo training on budgeting and performance, procurement, cash management, accounting and auditing.
NCPAG Dean Maria Fe V. Mendoza led the 43 faculty members, researchers and administrative staff of the College who attended the PFMCP Foundation Track on May 30-June 1, 2018.
The BITS explained that “there are more than 20,000 PFM practitioners all over the country, excluding those in government-owned and/or -controlled corporations and local government units” and it is for this reason that the DBM is “steering a series of twinning arrangements with State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), with the University of the Philippines – National College of Public Administration and Governance (UP-NCPAG) as its pilot and premier academic partner.”
The entire PFMCP transition class for NCPAG is set to be completed on July 27, 2018.