ZAMBOANGA PENINSULA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY IS ON ALGORITHMIC GOVERNANCE

¬†ZPPSU President Nelson P. Cabral enjoined the University’s teaching and non-teaching personnel to participate in the orientation on the vital components of the newly acquired Human Resource Information System (HRIS) held at the ZPPSU Gymnasium, January 27, 2023.

As ZPPSU leads the vanguards of transformational leadership, Vice President for Administration and Finance, Josephine L. Sulasula affirmed that HRIS application offers digital biometric as one effort in gearing towards digitization of the University’s processes and functions. Technology integration in this time and age plays an integral role in transfiguring the government’s perspective on decision-making, which is not limited to E-GOVERNANCE in digitizing government processes but gearing towards a more advanced and comprehensive concept on ALGORITHMIC GOVERNANCE that paves way to automated decision-making on behalf of the government.

The Algorithmic Government is a technology-driven government process that transforms data into actionable information and helps decision-makers understand the current state and make a decision (Engin and Treleaven, 2019). Traditional decision making has always been dependent on the paper-based-system that led to the system’s inefficiency, data loss, time loss, and more storage space requirement as a considerable amount of data generated (Gupta and Pal, 2022).

Further, Algorithmic Government is implemented for the public sector automation like citizen services, supporting civil servants, national public records, national physical infrastructure, statutes and compliances, and public policy development. Hence, ZPPSU decision-makers adaption to Algorithmic Governance and its compliance to Republic Act 11032 or otherwise known as the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018 is a clear manifestation that through the implementation of HRIS, ZPPSU is shifting its paradigm in creating a successful Algorithmic Government.

While the Integration Solutions Management Systems (ISMS) Enrollment System (Admission, Registration, Assessment, and Cashiering) is yet to undertake the Phase 1, which is the orientation and launching, HRIS will already be having a dry-run phase particularly on the biometric devices including its use in android smartphones that will run for the whole month of February 2023, in order to determine possible glitches and lapses that may occur in the application while iPhone users may only access the HRIS application via internet web browser. Moreover, the system will only permit restricted WiFi connections that are only available within the school premises. Nonetheless, in order to strengthen the digital backbone and efficient connectivity, the ZPPSU Administration thru the Management Information System Office (MISO) upgraded the fiber lines and augmented the internet bandwidth to sustain the functions of the ISMS.

Other procured web-based systems that will be implemented soon are the following: (1) Automated Financial Management System (Procurement System and Inventory System), (2) the Anti-theft Alarm System in the Library, and (3) other IT Infrastructures. With all these milestones underway, our utmost gratitude for the unwavering support and leadership of our University President Dr. Nelson P. Cabral, Members of the Board of Regents and ZPPSU Board of Regents Chairperson Hon. Jo Mark M. Libre.

Present during the HRIS’ launching and orientation were Human Resource and Management Director Ms. Carina M. Abidin, Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Carlos C. Lolo, and Vice President for Research and Extensions Dr. Bonnie A. Andabon.

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ARNEL H. LEE
University Registrar/Director, Public Information Office