The schools division offices shall conduct their Division Search for Outstanding Officials and Employees. The functional divisions and schools will have to nominate their candidates to the Search. The top three nominees/candidates for each category who obtained at least 65 points shall qualify for the validation stage. No nominee shall be removed at any stage of screening or selection for any reason other than he/she can no longer proceed to the next stage following the guidelines and criteria set in this Manual. The PRAISE Committee shall deliberate the results of the evaluation of documents prior to the validation stage.

The SDO Caloocan Praise Committee shall Review and Evaluation Teams for awards categories. The team shall meet to discuss criteria and evaluate documents. If face-to-face interaction is not possible, teleconferencing and other online platforms shall be considered and be maximized to proceed with the screening and evaluation of document stage.

The PRAISE Committee will not evaluate any document for any of the categories with only one candidate for the entire division.