GLORIA CHIN

HR director
NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT AGENCY

2016 was another eventful year for the National Environment Agency (NEA) as it continued to work towards ensuring that Singaporeans enjoy clean air, water and public areas and minimal pollution despite being one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Much work was accomplished by Gloria Chin and her team in terms of strengthening the workforce and the individual capabilities of employees. With strong partnerships with line departments, the Strategic Workforce Plan for the building of engineering capability was completed last year. New initiatives were launched to support employees’ desire for growth and skills upgrading. Initiatives included tactical field training, the introduction of a service competency framework, mentoring services, as well as supervisory coaching and career development workshops. In recognition of its progressive employment practices, NEA was conferred the TAFEP Exemplary Employer Award 2016 and the Public Sector Employer of the Year award at the HR Excellence Awards 2016.