Each year, qualified upper-tier officials from both the government and private sector are invited to pit themselves against to an unforgiving, 220-item, 2-hour-and-55-minute-long test known as the Career Executive Service Written Exam (CES WE).
Participants of the CES WE are subjected to 7 sub-tests: Error Recognition, Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Information, Management Concepts and Problems and Essays.
A total of 312 individuals took the CES WE on December 4, 2016; proving true to the exam's tremendous level of difficulty, only less than half (49.36%) had passed.
Landing the fourth spot is the Department of Science and Technology IX's (DOST-IX) Supervising Science Research Specialist, Rosemarie S. Salazar, with a rating of 89.11%.
Branching from her supervisory capacities are 5 divisions: the Regional Standards and Testing Laboratories (RSTL), the Science and Technology Information Center (STIC), Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM), IT and Knowledge Management, and the Consortia and Special Projects.
Only recently, her efforts had greatly contributed to the receipt of the Benita & Catalino Yap Foundation (BCYF) Innovation Award, through the OneLab project, whose members of the laboratory network are all internationally recognized and accredited to ISO 17025:2005 “General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories.”
Since her employment in the agency, the office has been graced with a number of recognitions and awards, thanks in part to the ideas and innovations she brings to the table.