By: Noor Eszereen Juferi
Photo: Noor Awang azreen
Serdang, May 15 - Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has established Integrity Unit to strengthen the integrity and governance of UPM services and ensure transparency among its staff.
Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Dr. Mohd Fauzi Ramlan, said the establishment of the unit is an effort to control its internal affairs, manage integrity and curb disciplinary and ethical problems among the university’s personnel.
"With the existence of this unit, it will be able to change the perception of the university stakeholders and ensure efficiency of service delivery by the university. In addition, the unit will operate in implementing governance, strengthening the integrity and managing complaints of misconduct among the staff," he said at the Gemilang Putra Ceremony & Labour Day Celebration 2014 at the Great Hall, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Culture and Arts Centre, UPM.
He added, UPM has done some transformation in its talent development programmes, among others, Universiti Putra Malaysia Talent Appreciation and Culture Transformation (UPMTACT) and Talent Development Programme for UPM Replacement Plan (UPMTOP), which are platforms to expose to the work culture of the world's top universities.
"This is to give exposure to UPM staff about the work culture practiced at international universities and learn the system to increase the quality of services at UPM," he said.
UPM Registrar, Dato' Wan Azman Wan Omar, said the ceremony was a significant event in conjunction with the Labour Day celebration at the university and aimed to pay tribute to the talents who have demonstrated quality achievements for the university.
“This is the pinnacle of recognition given by the university in performing tasks and although some may not be listed as recipients of the awards, their excellence is also greatly appreciated," he said.
At the event, Prof. Dato' Mohd Fauzi Ramlan also launched Occupational Health and Safety Month, spearheaded by the Office of Occupational Health and Safety Management for the campus community to implement safe work practices and health care aspects in their daily activities.
Meanwhile, Prof. Dato' Dr. Mohd Fauzi presented the Outstanding Employees Awards to the recipients in three categories: Academic Management and Professional, Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Aini Ideris; Non-Academic Management and Professional, Roslan Mohammad and Enforcement Officer, Yap Keng Chee, each took home RM1,000 and a plaque.
He also presented Jasamu Dikenang Award to 7 next of kin of staff who had died in service, 122 Jasa Putra Award for retired staff , 40 recipients of Setia Putra Award for staff who have served more than 20 years, 31 Bakti Putra Awards for staff who have served more 30 years and 501 Excellence Award.