Why ecq is important?
On May 16 2020, the government relaxed the ECQ and put Manila under modified ECQ (MECQ). Within this framework, government offices and selected private businesses were allowed to work at 50% capacity, but still required to wear face masks and carry out social distancing. Restaurants, movie theatres, beauty salons etc. are still prohibited from opening, public transportation still not available, and mass gatherings still prohibited.
The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is on a skeleton workforce at 40% of its manpower, and work from home arrangements remain in place until May 31 2020. Memorandum Circular No. 2020-13 and 2020-13A issued on May 15 2020 has the following salient points:
1) New and renewal trademark applications shall only be filed through the IPOPHL's electronic filing system. Documents related to registered marks as well as pending applications shall only be transmitted through eDocfile.
2) Except for applications which exceed 250 pages, new applications for patents, design and utility models shall only be filed through the electronic filing system of the IPOPHL.
3) Scanned copies of original documents shall be submitted through the online filing system, but parties may be required to submit original documents on questions involving authenticity or due execution.
4) Other IPOPHL bureaus and offices without existing online filing systems shall continue to accept manual filings, and filings via post or private courier.
5) Deadlines for payments and submission of papers, replies and other documents due for filing between March 16 2020 and April 30 2020 have been extended to June 30 2020 and those with deadlines between April 1 and April 30 2020 are extended to July 30 2020.
6) Expecting voluminous filings when it opens on May 27 2020 and to comply with the social distancing protocol and avoid long queues, the IPOPHL has mandated the cashiering and receiving sections to accept filings by alphabetical order, e.g. law firms, agents with names beginning with the first letters A-C are scheduled for May 27 2020.
- ECQ 1: Leading Change.
- ECQ 2: Leading People.
- ECQ 3: Results Driven.
- ECQ 4: Business Acumen.
- ECQ 5: Building Coalitions.
Successful performance in the SES requires competence in each ECQ. The ECQs are interdependent; successful executives bring all five to bear when providing service to the Nation. Announcements of individual SES vacancies and SES Candidate Development Programs (CDPs) generally include the ECQs. Go to USAJOBS for information on SES and CDP opportunities. OPM's Guide to the Senior Executive Service Qualifications provides detailed information on the Executive Core Qualifications.
Definition: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
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Definition: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
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Definition: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
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Definition: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
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Definition: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.