This study ascertained the influence of communication climate, empowerment, and value focus on work performance. Conducted in March 1999 among the 263 randomly selected personnel of the West Visayas State University (WVSU), this descriptive-correlational research utilized three published instruments to gather data on communication climate, empowerment and value focus. The data on work performance were obtained from the WVSU Human Resource Management Office. To analyze the obtained data, the means, standard deviations, ranks, t-test for independent samples, the One-Way Analysis of Variance, the Stepwise Multiple Regression Analysis, and Pearson's r were utilized. Significance level was set at .05. The study found out that the WVSU personnel had "outstanding" work performance. The defensive communication climate in the University was perceived by the faculty as "neutral to supportive" with "evaluation" as the dominant climate descriptor. The supportive communication climate, on the other hand, was perceived by the personnel as "supportive to neutral" with "description" as the dominant climate descriptor. Empowerment was "high" among the faculty and "moderate" among the staff. The personnel's value focus "personal-competence". Positive and significant correlations existed between defensive communication climate and empowerment while negative but significant correlations were noted between defensive communication climate and supportive communication climate and between supportive communication climate and empowerment among the faculty. Positive and significant correlations were observed between work performance and supportive communication climate , and between defensive communication climate and empowerment while negative but significant correlations were found between work performance and defensive communication climate, between defensive communication climate, between defensive communication climate and supportive communication climate and between supportive communication climate and empowerment among the staff.