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  • Nominations for exemplary gov’t workers accepted until 30 April

    Nominations to the 2021 Search for Outstanding Government Workers will be accepted until 30 April 2021 as the Civil Service Commission (CSC) has extended the deadline for another month.

    The CSC said that to protect both its Regional/Field Offices and the agencies under their jurisdiction from the risk of COVID-19 transmission, submission of nominations shall be done online.

    Inquiries about the 2021 Search may be sent via email to the Honor Awards Program (HAP) Secretariat at ... Read More

  • CSC warns public vs. reviewers, review centers

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) warned the public against review centers or individuals/groups offering review classes and reviewers for the Career Service Professional and Subprofessional Examination (CSE).

    The CSC has noted that reviewers for career service examinations are being offered and sold in the market, either through bookstores, social media, or online selling websites. There are also claims that the reviewers have been prepared by CSE topnotchers.

    “May we advise again the public that

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  • CSC cites outstanding women in government

    As the nation celebrates National Women’s Month this March, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) honors women in government service who have made significant contributions to the country.

    “Women in government are major players in different aspects of national development—in leadership and legislation, science and technology, medicine, social services, even in the enrichment of Filipino culture and the arts,” CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala said, adding, “They deserve honor and recognition

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  • Advisory: CSC Central Office closed from 15-19 March 2021

    The CSC Central Office (CO) will continue to be closed for one week from 15-19 March 2021 due to five (5) confirmed cases of COVID-19. As part of precautionary measures, the CSC Central Office shall undertake disinfection measures and conduct contact tracing. The closure is also intended to allow officials and employees to observe the required period of self-isolation pending results of the COVID-19 testing conducted last week.

    In this regard, CSC clients are advised not to visit the CSC CO

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  • Licensed professionals get civil service eligibility

    Passers of bar and licensure board examinations are automatically considered civil service eligibles, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) said.

    Republic Act No. 1080, as amended, declares that “the bar examinations and the examinations given by the various boards of examiners of the Government are declared as civil service examinations”.

    Thus, pursuant to the said law, passers of the bar examination conducted by the Supreme Court (SC) and licensure board examinations conducted by the

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  • ADVISORY: CSC adopts remedial measures to ensure data privacy

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has immediately applied measures to ensure the integrity of its website and client data privacy. This was assured yesterday by CSC in the face of reports on breach of security of its website.

    Also, as a standard procedure, the CSC has reported the incident to the Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center (CICC) and the National Privacy Commission (NPC). It continues to coordinate with the said government authorities on its following courses of action.

    The

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  • Take advantage of online learning, civil servants told

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) urged government officials and employees to take advantage of online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic to improve their work competencies.

    The CSC said that the pandemic has driven many organizations to offer webinars and online training courses, making learning relatively more accessible, convenient, and affordable.

    It added that it is important for civil servants to regularly enrich their knowledge or upgrade their competencies in order to meet expected

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  • Contact Center ng Bayan on President's Report

    Contact Center ng Bayan on President's Report

    The Civil Service Commission's Contact Center ng Bayan (CCB) has been cited in the President's Penultimate Report to the People (2016-2020) as one of the mechanisms through which the government has effectively responded to public concerns.

    The report states that the Commission has been working closely with the Anti-Red Tape Authority "to ensure that mounting public complaints on unsatisfactory government services are properly and expeditiously addressed and resolved, including initiating

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  • Public Service Announcement on the Conduct of Civil Service Examinations

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) understands the public’s continued interest in the conduct of the Career Service Examination (CSE). We regret that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to make it difficult for the CSC to implement the conduct of examinations especially since public health measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, such as the prohibition of mass gatherings, are as necessary now as they were first imposed in March 2020.

    The CSC is carefully studying all possibilities regarding

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  • Gov’t agencies need recovery strategy – CSC

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) called on heads of agencies and human resource (HR) management practitioners in the public sector to look into HR’s post-pandemic role and to prepare for the challenges of recovery.

    CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala said that the country’s transition to a post-pandemic world brings to fore the compelling role of HR in preparing government agencies and civil servants for changes in the workplace.

    “We should now start planning for a recovery strategy. How will

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  • CSC releases semi-finalists of best government worker award

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced the semi-finalists to the 2020 Search for Outstanding Government Workers and requested the public to provide feedback, whether positive or negative, on the contenders, not later than 9 January 2021.

    Semi-finalists for the Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award are all from the group category. These are, Carrageenan Plant Growth Promoter Team of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute; Bayawan Aquaculture Team of the City Government of Bayawan, Negros

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  • Agencies urged to boost emergency preparedness in the workplace

    After the onslaught of strong typhoons in the country, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) called on government agencies to immediately establish or strengthen their emergency preparedness to protect government workers from hazards brought by disasters.

    “Sadly, there are government workers who get caught in the middle of a disaster, calamity, or emergency while on official duty,” said CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala.

    In May this year, the CSC, with the Department of Health and Department of

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  • Job portal serves thousands of jobseekers

    Individuals who are interested to work in government may search for vacancies using the Civil Service Commission (CSC) Job Portal at www.csc.gov.ph/career.

    Vacancies are also posted at CSC Field Offices (CSC FO), the CSC said, adding it has more than a hundred field offices nationwide.

    Besides the position title and place of assignment, the job postings contain the salary grade and monthly salary, the qualification standards that need to be met by the applicant, documents to be submitted, and

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  • 166 vie for outstanding government workers award

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) congratulates the 166 regional winners of the 2020 Search for Outstanding Government Workers.

    Selected by the Regional Committees on Awards, the regional winners will now vie at the national level for the three award categories of the Search: Presidential Lingkod Bayan, Outstanding Public Officials and Employees or Dangal ng Bayan, and the CSC Pagasa.

    Having the most number of national qualifiers is Davao Region and Western Visayas with 25 and 20,

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  • CSC bares guidelines on absences of gov’t workers during lockdown

    Absences from work of government employees due to the imposition of community quarantine in light of the COVID-19 pandemic may be treated as excused absence or vacation or sick leave. This is based on the interim guidelines recently released by the Civil Service Commission (CSC).

    CSC Resolution No. 2000953 or the Interim Guidelines on Absences of Government Officials and Employees During the Community Quarantine Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, promulgated on 9 November 2020 and circularized through ... Read More

  • CSC revises interim guidelines on alternative work arrangements in gov’t

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has amended the guidelines on alternative work arrangements (AWA) in government to align with the community quarantine rules issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF).

    Under CSC Resolution No. 2000912 promulgated on 14 October 2020, and circularized via CSC Memorandum Circular No. 18, s. 2020, agencies located in areas under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) and Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine

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  • Typhoon-stricken gov’t employees may apply for emergency leave

    Government employees directly affected by the aftermath of Typhoons Quinta and Rolly may apply for a special five-day leave.

    This was announced by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) as it reiterated CSC Memorandum Circular Nos. 2 and 16 issued 16 February 2012 and 17 October 2012, respectively, containing guidelines for the grant of the special emergency leave for state employees affected by natural calamities or disasters.

    The special emergency leave shall be for a maximum of five (5) days in

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  • Public warned against admin case scam

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) warns the public against unscrupulous individuals pretending to be CSC employees/officials.

    The CSC has received reports about individuals pretending to be employees/officials of the CSC or from a certain “Public Complaints Center”, who contact government employees to inform them that an administrative case has been filed against them. The employee is then instructed to pay a certain amount of money to clear himself/herself of the charges.

    “The administrative cases filed

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  • Civil service policies support ‘Bayanihan 2’ Act

    With the passage of Republic Act No. 11494, also known as the “Bayanihan to Recover as One Act” or “Bayanihan 2”, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) urged government agencies to revisit and apply civil service policies that support the response and recovery measures mandated by the said law.

    To augment human resources involved in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, the CSC issued Memorandum Circular No. 14, s. 2020 or the Interim Guidelines on Appointments and Other Human Resource Actions for

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  • Extension of service for necessary jobs allowed – CSC

    Government employees who reach the compulsory retirement age of 65 years may request extension of service for six months under specific conditions.

    In CSC Resolution No. 2000002 dated 3 January 2020, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) laid down the conditions for the grant of requests for service extension. These conditions, along with the agency head’s justification of the need for the service, include completion of a program or project identified as a priority of the agency; deployment in

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  • ADVISORY: Disinfection Activities from 5-9 October 2020

    (Updated 05/10/2020) The CSC Integrated Records Management Office (IRMO) shall undertake disinfection measures of its premises from 5 to 9 October 2020.

    In this regard, clients requesting for CSC IRMO services are advised to transact business online through the Online Registration, Appointment, and Scheduling System (ORAS) at https://services.csc.gov.ph.

    During the same period, documents or printed communications, including mail deliveries from couriers and postal services, shall be received through

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  • ADVISORY: Enhanced Online Registration, Appointment, and Scheduling System (ORAS)

    We are pleased to inform the public that the enhanced Online Registration, Appointment, and Scheduling System (ORAS) for service requests at the CSC Central Office, Batasang Pambansa Complex can be accessed at https://services.csc.gov.ph/ effective 1 October 2020.

    In observance of the minimum health protocols due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the enhanced ORAS will now enable the client to:
    1. File requests and submit requirements online;
    2. Settle payment through any branch of the Land Bank of

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  • Statement from the Civil Service Commission

    The membership of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to the PhilHealth Board was by virtue of Section 12 of R.A. 10606 or the “National Health Insurance Act of 2013” which amended Section 18 of RA 7876 to include among others the Chairperson of the CSC or a permanent representative thereof as one of the seventeen (17) Directors of the PhilHealth Board. Several former Commissioners and other CSC Officials have represented CSC in various meetings and not only the incumbent Chairperson. With the

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  • CSC calls for regional cooperation amid COVID-19 pandemic

    As the nation celebrates the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN Month this August, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) called for stronger regional cooperation as ASEAN Member States continue to cope with the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    “While we wish to celebrate the 53rd year of ASEAN with a festive spirit, the need for solidarity in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is much stronger. This challenge has brought our hearts and minds closer together as we hope for

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  • PUBLIC ADVISORY: CLOSURE OF CSC CENTRAL OFFICE ON 27-31JULY 2020

    The CSC Central Office (CO) shall remain closed and clients are advised not to visit the CSC CO from 27 to 31 July 2020

    The public is advised to transact business online. Those who have earlier made appointments through the CSC’s Online Registration, Appointment, and Scheduling System (ORAS) (https://services.csc.gov.ph/) are instructed to wait for further advisory on rescheduling of transactions.

    Please refer to this link for the full list of CSC Online Services and how to avail them: ... Read More

  • Public Advisory: Closure of CSC Central Office on 20-24 July 2020

    PUBLIC ADVISORY: The CSC Central Office (CO) shall remain close and clients are advised not to visit the CSC CO from 20 to 24 July 2020. 

    The public is advised to transact business online. Those who have earlier made appointments through the CSC’s Online Registration, Appointment, and Scheduling System (ORAS) (https://services.csc.gov.ph/) are instructed to wait for further advisory on rescheduling of transactions.

    NO documents or printed communications, including mail deliveries from

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  • CSC seeks to help unemployed Filipinos through online job fair

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has urged government agencies with vacancies to participate in an online job fair to help Filipinos rendered jobless by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The CSC will be conducting the 2020 Government Online Career Fair on 14 to 18 September 2020 in partnership with JobStreet.com. Interested agencies nationwide may register until 14 August 2020. The complete registration procedure may be accessed here.

    More information on how jobseekers can apply for a job through the

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  • Public Advisory: Closure of CSC Central Office on 15-17 July 2020

    The CSC Central Office (CO) shall undertake disinfection measures of its premises on 15-17 July 2020.
     
    In this regard, CSC clients are advised not to visit the CSC CO from 15 to 17 July 2020 . The public is advised to transact business online. Those who have earlier made appointments through the CSC’s Online Registration, Appointment, and Scheduling System (ORAS) (https://services.csc.gov.ph/) are instructed to wait for further advisory on rescheduling of transactions.
     
    For this period, NO
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  • Civil service anniversary highlights technology, malasakit

    Government gears up for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

    For the 120th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary in September, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) will highlight the role of technology in the evolution of public service in the country, especially as the nation copes with the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

    Thus, the theme of the anniversary celebration is Philippine Civil Service @120: Public Sector in the Age of Digital Transformation.

    CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala said that, in the

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  • Clients urged to schedule appointment to avoid walk-ins – CSC

    The Civil Service Commission Central Office (CSC CO) based in Batasan Hills, Quezon City has launched a web-based application that allows its clients to schedule an appointment for its records management services.

    Effective 6 July 2020, CSC CO clients can book an appointment through the Online Registration, Appointment, and Scheduling System (ORAS) to request for certification and/or authentication, or certified true copy, of the following records on file at the CSC CO:

    - Career Service

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  • File SALN before 31 August 2020; online submission accepted – CSC

    All public officials and employees are given an additional period of sixty (60) days from 30 June 2020, the last day of filing of the Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) to until 31 August 2020, to file their SALN with their respective departments, offices, or agencies.

    This was announced by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) as it issued Resolution No. 2000603 dated 22 June 2020 which adopts the guidelines in the filing and submission of the Statement of Assets, Liabilities and

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  • No more written career service exams for 2020 – CSC

    In view of the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) continuing pandemic, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) will not be conducting any written career service examinations for the rest of the year.

    In an advisory, the CSC said the implementation of public health standards during the pandemic, such as physical distancing, reduced capacity of public transportation, and restriction on mass gatherings, has led it to cancel the following civil service examinations via the pen-and-paper test (PPT)

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  • Press Statement: Resumption of Work in Gov't Offices in GCQ Areas

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) calls on government agencies to undertake the necessary preparations for the reopening of government offices in areas transitioning from Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) to General Community Quarantine (GCQ) such as the National Capital Region.

    While the government’s efficiency and responsiveness remains inviolable in the middle of this COVID-19 pandemic, this must be balanced with the need to protect the safety and health of the public sector

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  • CSC WARNS PUBLIC ON CIRCULATION OF FAKE NEWS

    CSC WARNS PUBLIC ON CIRCULATION OF FAKE NEWS

    The CSC warns the public to IGNORE THE FAKE NEWS circulating online saying that registered examinees of the 15 March 2020 Career Service Examination are automatically deemed passed.

    The circulating fake news bears the message, "THUS; President Duterte announced last May 1, 2020 that all EXAMINEES are automatically passed the said exam both Professional Level and Subprofessional Level. CONGRATULATIONS EXAMINEES MARCH 2020"

    The CSC has not issued any directive to pass registered examinees of the

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  • CSC sets multiple alternative work arrangements for gov’t agencies

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has made available multiple alternative work arrangements (AWA) that government agencies can adopt while the entire country is placed under a State of Public Health Emergency due to the coronavirus disease-2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.

    These are work-from-home arrangement, skeleton workforce, four-day or compressed workweek, and staggered working hours. An agency may also adopt work arrangements consisting of a combination of these, or other work arrangements

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  • Gov’t issues occupational safety and health standards for public sector

    Government workers can be assured of their health and safety in their workplaces after the Civil Service Commission (CSC), Department of Health (DOH), and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) jointly issued guidelines on occupational safety and health standards.

    CSC-DOH-DOLE Joint Memorandum Circular No. 1, s. 2020 aims to institutionalize occupational safety and health (OSH) in government workplaces to protect government workers from the dangers of injury, sickness, or death and to

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  • ADVISORY: Suspension of Filing of Applications for the 9 August 2020 CSE-PPT

    ADVISORY: Suspension of Filing of Applications for the 9 August 2020 CSE-PPT

    Please be advised that filing of applications for the 9 August 2020 Career Service Examination, Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) for Professional and Subprofessional levels, originally scheduled from 11 May 2020 to 10 June 2020, is SUSPENDED until further notice.

    The suspension of application filing is in view of the continued management of the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) situation in which the National Capital Region, Region III, Region IV-A, and other select provinces have been placed under

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  • The Department of Health (DOH) is calling on volunteers

    The Department of Health (DOH) is calling on volunteers

    The Department of Health (DOH) is calling on volunteers willing to stand in the frontlines in the united fight against Covid-19 and be part of HealthCare Warriors. For more information on HealthCare Warriors and to download the form, log on to dohvolunteerportal.org

    Let us pool our skills to #BEATCOVID19


     

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  • Mahal naming FRONTLINER

    Mahal naming FRONTLINER

    Mahal naming FRONTLINER:

    Nais naming ipadama sa iyo ang aming taos-pusong pasasalamat sa iyong pagsasakripisyo upang kami ay manatiling ligtas. Ikaw ay may pamilya, mga mahal sa buhay na lubos na nag-aalala sa bawat minuto at bawat oras, at bawat araw ng iyong paglilingkod at pagharap sa panganib sa panahon ng matinding krisis na ito na dulot ng COVID-19 pandemic.

    Mananatili kaming nananalangin para sa iyo habang iyong tinutupad ang iyong tungkulin nang higit pa sa inaasahan.

    Muli, taos-puso po

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  • CSC Contact Center ng Bayan (CCB) Advisory

    CSC Contact Center ng Bayan (CCB) Advisory

    Pursuant to the 17 March 2020 issuance of the Office of the President, Memorandum Circular on Community Quarantine Over the Entire Luzon and Further Guidelines for the Management of the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation, the Civil Service Commission's Contact Center ng Bayan (CCB) will adopt a work from home arrangement from 17 March 2020 until 13 April 2020. This is in observance of the strict home quarantine policy being implemented. 

    The public is advised to lodge their

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  • Advisory: CSC offices in Luzon closed from 17 March to 13 April

    Pursuant to the 16 March 2020 issuance of the Office of the President, Memorandum Circular on Community Quarantine Over the Entire Luzon and Further Guidelines for the Management of the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation, the premises of the CSC Central Office in Diliman, Quezon City and CSC regional/field offices in Luzon will be closed to clients and visitors from 17 March to 13 April 2020 or until such time that the Enhanced Community Quarantine has been lifted.

    This is in

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  • ADVISORY: Work suspension from 16-18 March

    In line with the Memorandum from the Office of the President signed by the Executive Secretary, issued on 13 March 2020 by order of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte as well as the Department of Health (DOH) Advisories to manage the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Commission suspends work at the CSC Central Office, CSC NCR and its Field Offices, and CSC RO IV Office in Quezon City from 16 to 18 March 2020 due to cleaning and disinfecting activities.

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  • 15 MARCH 2020 CIVIL SERVICE EXAMS SUSPENDED

    15 MARCH 2020 CIVIL SERVICE EXAMS SUSPENDED


    In compliance to Proclamation No. 922 signed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte declaring a State of Public Health Emergency throughout the Philippines and calling for the implementation of urgent, critical measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) suspends the conduct of the 15 March 2020 Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) nationwide until further notice.

    The CS exams was supposed to be held in 66 testing locations nationwide with an

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  • Support role of women in the workplace – CSC

    As the nation celebrates Women’s Month this March, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) urged government agencies to consider the unique needs of women in the workplace.

    The CSC said that more women are now engaged in professional work, even if their domestic roles remain prominent.

    In the latest Inventory of Government Human Resources, statistics show that there are slightly more women than men in the civil service. Out of 1,728,641 government workers, 50.88% are female while 49.12% are male.

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  • Examinees advised to prepare for 15 March Career Service Exam

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) reminds examinees to prepare for the upcoming Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) set on 15 March 2020.

    Examinees should check their school assignments through the CSC’s Online Notice of School Assignment (ONSA), enosa.csc.gov.ph/eNOSAv3/, posted on the CSC website. Those who will encounter problems accessing and obtaining school details from ONSA should directly call the CSC Regional or Field Office where they filed their application or

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  • Gov’t issues clarification on 105-day maternity leave

    21 February 2020 - The Civil Service Commission (CSC) reminds government agencies to grant claims for benefits under Republic Act No. 11210, also known as the 105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave Law, to women who gave live childbirth, or sufferred miscarriage or emergency termination of pregnancy on 11 March 2019 and thereafter.

    R.A. 11210 took effect on 11 March 2019 and thus applies to instances of live childbirth, miscarriage, or emergency termination of pregnancy that occurred starting from

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  • CSC issues guidelines on COVID-19 absences

    As the Civil Service Commission (CSC) reiterates its call for government agencies and their employees to take necessary precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease-2019 or COVID-19 in the workplace, it released interim guidelines on the use of leave credits for absences due to self-quarantine and/or treatment relative to COVID-19. 

    CSC Memorandum Circular No. 5, series of 2020 issued yesterday, provides the guidelines for the availment of leave for public sector

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  • CSC releases school assignments for Feb. 2 Foreign Service Examination

    Examinees of the February 2 Career Service Examination for Foreign Service Officer (CSE-FSO) may now visit or conduct an ocular inspection of their school assignments before the exam date.

    The Civil Service Commission has released the list of the CSE-FSO’s testing centers and school assignments, and important reminders through CSC Examination Advisory No. 1, s. 2020. The Online Notice of School Assignment (ONSA) shall NOT be used, hence CSC advises all registered examinees to check the

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  • CSC calls for candidates for leadership certification program

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) calls on aspiring Division Chiefs or managers in the public service who do not have Master’s degree to apply for the Leadership and Management Certification Program (CPro) - Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Track. Interested individuals may sign up for the CPro RPL Track’s 6th batch until February 28, 2020 through this link: http://csc.gov.ph/slider/1873-leadership-and-management-certification-program-cpro-recognition-of-prior-learning-track-rpl.html.

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  • Military heroes, kin get priority in gov’t employment

    Medal of Valor awardees and their widow/widower and dependents shall be given priority in employment in the government service, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced.

    The Medal of Valor is the highest military award given to military personnel for acts of conspicuous courage, gallantry, and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty.

    In CSC Memorandum Circular No. 2, s. 2020 issued on 9 January 2020, the Commission cited Republic Act No. 9049 promulgated on 22 March 2001, and its

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  • Agencies may issue ‘flexitime’ rules, says CSC

    Following its issuance of revised guidelines on flexible working hours or ‘flexitime’ in government in November last year, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) enjoined agencies to review their internal rules on working hours, taking into consideration the respective situations of their employees as they travel to and from their place of work.

    The Commission clarified that the guidelines, contained in CSC Memorandum Circular No. 25, s. 2019, does not automatically change the work schedules of

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  • CS Reporter 4th Quarter Issue 2019

    The CSC is pleased to release its 2019 4th quarter issue of CS Reporter. This issue features articles on the CSC's updated Citizen's Charter, 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women, public service values, and exam tips (on the exam date), among others. Enjoy the read!

    To access the digital version via Google Drive, click here. The digital version will also be available on our website shortly. 

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  • Gov’t workers may avail of 5-day special emergency leave – CSC

    Government employees affected by the phreatic eruption of Taal volcano may avail of the special five-day emergency leave.

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) reiterated CSC Memorandum Circular Nos. 2 and 16 issued 16 February 2012 and 17 October 2012, respectively, containing guidelines for the grant of the special emergency leave for state employees, which may be applied for five straight working days or on staggered basis and will not be deducted from the employee’s leave credits. Said privilege

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  • CSC grants eligibility to IT specialists

    Information technology specialists who passed the proficiency test or training course administered by the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) may be granted the Electronic Data Processing Specialist Eligibility (EDPSE), the Civil Service Commission (CSC) said.

    Proficiency tests or training courses conducted by the DICT as basis for the grant of EDPSE are Systems Analysis and Design, Computer Programming, Java, MS Access, Visual Basic, C#, and V.B.net.

    DICT conducts

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  • Absent examinees in Region VI may take next civil service exam for free – CSC

    Registered examinees of the 4 August 2019 Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) in Region VI who were not able to take the exam may register for and take the CSE on 15 March 2020 for free, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced.

    It can be recalled that, at that time, severe weather conditions and the Guimaras Strait tragedy led to the suspension of maritime trips from Guimaras to Iloilo and vice versa. While no suspension of the 4 August CSE-PPT was declared, a number

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  • Civil servants told, promptly settle cash advances

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) reminds government officials and employees to promptly settle and liquidate cash advances (CA) to avoid liability.

    This, after the Commission has come out with CSC Resolution No. 1900929 or revised guidelines on the settlement or liquidation of CA, which sets varying penalties based on the nature of offense and existing circumstances.

    An Accountable Officer who, after formal demand by the Resident Commission on Audit (COA) Auditor, fully liquidates, settles, or

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  • Civil Service Institute's Leadership Series

    Looking to brush up on HR trends and leadership skills? You may still register for the Civil Service Institute's Leadership Series 4th quarter offering entitled "Disruptive Leadership". The one-day event will let leaders see a different and unconventional side of leadership that will widen their perspectives on how to become more effective. A certificate of completion with 8 leadership and managerial training hours will be given to participants who have successfully completed the

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  • Civil Service Commission Work Suspension

    The Civil Service Commission suspends work on October 31 in its central and regional offices to give its employees and officials sufficient time to prepare for the observance of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day on November 1 and 2 (special non-working days). This work suspension, however, will not automatically cancel scheduled CSC activities such as training programs and meetings with other government agencies. Regular operations and services will resume on November 4. A peaceful observance of All

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  • CSC sets additional local treasury eligibility test

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) will administer an additional round of Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examination (BCLTE) on 13 October 2019. Application period will run until 22 August 2019.

    The BCLTE is a part of the Standardized Examination and Assessment for Local Treasury Service (SEAL) Program of the Department of Finance. The civil service eligibility resulting from passing the BCLTE shall be called Local Treasurer Eligibility. It is a second level eligibility, which is only

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  • More than 400 conferred Local Treasurer Eligibility

    A total of 475 individuals passed the Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examination (BCLTE) given by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) last 23 June 2019. The figure represents 16.48% of the 2,882 total examinees.

    Garnering a rating of 91.14, Patrick Abinsay from Northern Mindanao led the new Local Treasurer eligibles.

    The Local Treasurer Eligibility (LTE), the CSC said, is a second level eligibility appropriate for appointment only to Local Treasurer and Assistant Local Treasurer positions,

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  • 270K to take civil service exam on Sunday

    A total of 276,819 examinees nationwide will take the Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) on Sunday, 4 August 2019, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) reported.

    The figure is distributed into 243,020 examinees taking the Professional level and 33,799 examinees for the Subprofessional level.

    The CSC advised examinees to come as early as 6:00 a.m. to verify and locate their room assignment. Gates of testing venues will be closed at exactly 7:30 a.m. and those who will arrive

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  • Applications for intermediate local treasury exam open

    Application for the 13 October 2019 Intermediate Competency on Local Treasury Examination (ICLTE) will run from 23 July to 22 August, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) said.

    The ICLTE is a part of the Standardized Examination and Assessment for Local Treasury Service (SEAL) Program of the Department of Finance (DOF). As such, the ICLTE forms part of the assessment of the DOF in the selection, appointment, designation, and promotion to higher positions in the local treasury service that do not

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  • CSC reminds gov’t agencies: Provide PWD lane

    All government offices, especially those providing frontline services, are required to provide express lanes for persons with disabilities (PWDs).

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) issued the reminder as the nation observed National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week from 17 to 23 July 2019.

    CSC Memorandum Circular No. 20, s. 2017, signed by Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala, orders all government agencies to “provide express lanes for PWDs or in the absence thereof, priority shall be

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  • 106 gov’t agencies awarded for HR excellence

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) conferred the PRIME-HRM Bronze Award to 106 government agencies for elevating the standard of human resource management (HRM) at the 2019 Public Sector HR Symposium on 24 July 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City.

    Awardees came from all over the country, with the most coming from Region XI with 15 awardees; Region III, 14 awardees; Regions VI and National Capital Region, 12 awardees each; and Region I, 11 awardees. The agency

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  • CSC seeks better HR management in gov’t

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) called on government agencies to step up their human resource (HR) management systems and competencies to achieve the nation’s collective vision.

    At the 2019 Public Sector HR Symposium Media Briefing held 24 July 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City, CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala underscored the critical role of the civil service in attaining AmBisyon Natin 2040, which represents the collective long-term vision and

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  • Financial education to be part of government workers’ training – CSC

    Financial education to be part of government workers’ training – CSC

    A financially literate community of civil servants. That's the goal of the Civil Service Commission (CSC), Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), and Banco de Oro Foundation, Inc. (BDO) as they signed a Memorandum of Agreement today, 19 July 2019, to mainstream financial education in learning and development programs for government workers. In photo (L-R): CSC Commissioner Leopoldo Roberto W. Valderosa Jr., BSP Corporate Services Sector Deputy Governor Dr. Maria Almasara Cyd N. Tuaño-Amador, CSC

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  • 2019 semi-finalists for best government worker awards announced

    The Civil Service Commission announced yesterday the semi-finalists to the 2019 Search for Outstanding Government Workers and requested the public to provide feedback, whether positive or negative, on the contenders.

    Semi-finalists for the Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award, a recognition given to an individual or group for exceptional contributions that had nationwide impact, are: Kenneth A. Bid-Ing, Jail Superintendent, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology-Region 1, La Union; Agnes A. 

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  • CSC announces 2019 Government Choral Competition finalists

    Eight (8) government choral groups from Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, and the National Capital Region emerged as the finalists of the Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) 2019 Government Choral Competition (GCC). Selected from twenty one (21) regional entries, the finalists will compete at the Grand Finals on 17 September 2019 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

    The finalists include the Government Service Insurance System or GSIS Chorale and Bangko Sentral Singers (National Capital Region),

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  • Benefit fun run for public service heroes slated

    Government employees are invited to join the 2019 R.A.C.E. to Serve Fun Run on 1 September 2019, 4 a.m. at Quirino Grandstand in Manila.

    Organized by the Civil Service Commission National Capital Region (CSC NCR), the fun run serves as the official kick-off activity of the month-long Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (PCSA) in September.

    The fun run also seeks to raise awareness on the importance of holistic wellness, provide a venue for interaction among public servants, encourage friendly

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  • Certificates for new eligibles now available

    Passers of the March 17, 2019 Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT), both Professional and Subprofessional levels, may already claim their Certification of Eligibility at CSC Regional Offices, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced.

    The said examinations, held simultaneously in more than 60 cities/municipalities nationwide, yielded a total of 27,944 passers who are now included in the CSC’s Register of Eligibles.

    The Certification of Eligibility, printed on CSC

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  • CSC grants eligibility to Sanggunian members

    Former Sanggunian members have the option to continue serving in government with a Sanggunian Member Eligibility (SME).

    Pursuant to Republic Act No. 10156, otherwise known as “An Act Conferring upon Members of the Sangguniang BayanSangguniang Panlungsod and Sangguniang Panlalawigan the Appropriate Civil Service Eligibility under Certain Circumstances, and for Other Purposes”, dated 20 December 2011, and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (CSC Resolution No. 1300486) which took effect on 1

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  • AmBisyon Natin 2040 is central theme in HR meet

    Government leaders and human resource (HR) practitioners will gather for the 2019 Public Sector HR Symposium on 24 to 26 July 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City to learn how to steer government agencies and build the capacities of civil servants toward realizing AmBisyon Natin 2040, which represents the Filipino people’s collective vision and aspirations.

    With the theme “Moving Together Toward AmBisyon Natin 2040”, the symposium will showcase global

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  • CSC issues reminders for June 23 examinees

    A total of 3,456 individuals are set to take the Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examination (BCLTE), Pre-Employment Test, Promotional Test, and Ethics-Oriented Personality Test (EOPT) in various locations nationwide on Sunday, 23 June 2019, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced.

    In particular, there will be 3,222 test takers for BCLTE, 72 for the Pre-Employment Test, 153 for the Promotional Test, and 9 for EOPT.

    The CSC reminds examinees to view their school assignments listed in Examination

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  • Honor graduates may apply for eligibility

    Graduates with summa cum laudemagna cum laude, or cum laude honors or their equivalent may apply for Honor Graduate Eligibility (HGE), the Civil Service Commission (CSC) said.

    The HGE is applicable to graduates of private higher education institutions in the Philippines from school year 1972-1973 and thereafter, with baccalaureate/bachelor’s degree recognized by the Commission on Higher Education, or state/local college or university with baccalaureate/bachelor’s degree included in its charter, or

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  • Close to 28,000 conferred CS Prof, Subprof eligibilities

    A total of 27,944 examinees passed the Career Service Examination, Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) held March 17 this year. Said figure represents 10.57% of the 264,473 total examinees for the Professional and Subprofessional levels.

    Donna Rizalyn Leus from Southern Tagalog led the 24,304 new Professional eligibles as she garnered a rating of 87.03. On the second spot is Daniel Geslani from National Capital Region (NCR), with an 86.94 rating. Glaiza Escamos from Western Visayas, came in third

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  • CSC reiterates smoking ban on government premises

    Keep our government offices 100% smoke-free.

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) reiterates CSC Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 17, s. 2009 or the Smoking Prohibition Based on 100% Smoke-Free Policy Policy which prohibits smoking in or on the premises, buildings, and grounds of government agencies providing health, education and/or social welfare and development services such as hospitals, health centers, schools, and universities, colleges among others. Designated smoking areas are also not

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  • Female public servants to enjoy longer maternity leave

    Female public servants who gave birth from March 11, 2019 onwards can now enjoy the 105-day expanded maternity leave with full pay, or the 60-day maternity leave with full pay in case of miscarriage or emergency termination of pregnancy.

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC), together with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Social Security System (SSS), issued the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 11210 or the Expanded Maternity Leave Law on May 1, 2019.

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  • CSC issues exemptions on mandatory random drug test

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) recently amended the policy on mandatory random drug testing in the civil service to specify exemptions.

    The Guidelines in the Mandatory Random Drug Test for Public Officials and Employees and for Other Purposes, issued via CSC Resolution No. 1700653 and taking effect on 18 April 2017, provided that any public official or employee found positive for drug use at the first instance shall be required to undergo a mandatory rehabilitation or counseling program

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  • CSC mourns passing of former chief David

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) mourns the passing of former Chairperson Karina Constantino-David and sends its condolences to her family.

    David was appointed Chairperson of the CSC on 23 February 2001, succeeding Corazon Alma G. De Leon. She ended her term on 1 February 2008, which also marked her retirement from government work, after more than forty years of dedicated public service.

    CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala credited David for her initiatives to professionalize the

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  • Assessing performance of gov’t workers necessary – CSC

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) said that the use of the Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS) allows an objective assessment of government employees’ performance.

    “Having a performance management system in place is an integral component of human resources management, especially in government service where there is a necessity to ensure that employees perform according to or beyond the expectations of the taxpaying public,” said CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala.

    She explained that

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  • CSC encourages values-driven leadership

    One’s values are reflected on one’s leadership. This is manifested in how leaders steer the organization toward the achievement of goals and motivate excellent performance from their people.

    To help current and potential public sector leaders recognize values in effective leadership, the Civil Service Commission (CSC), through the Civil Service Institute (CSI) will hold the 2nd Quarter CSI Leadership Series themed, “Values-Driven Leadership” set on 19 June 2019 in Oritgas, Pasig City.

    The

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  • Application for Local Treasury Exam open

    Application for the June 23 Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examination (BCLTE) is ongoing and will run until May 2, 2019, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) said.

    The BCLTE is a part of the Standardized Examination and Assessment for Local Treasury Service (SEAL) Program of the Department of Finance. The civil service eligibility resulting from passing the BCLTE shall be called Local Treasurer Eligibility. It is a second level eligibility, which is only appropriate for appointment to Local

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  • CSC calls for timely release of public school teachers’ salaries

    Appointees who have taken their oath of office and assumed the duties of the position are entitled to receive their salaries.

    This was clarified by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) in light of the delay in the issuance of salaries of newly-hired teachers, allegedly because their appointments have not yet been approved by the CSC.

    “The appointment issued by the agency is enough to warrant the release of the appointee’s salaries and wages. Thus, the Commission urges the Department of Education

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  • Agency heads may suspend wearing of office uniforms – CSC

    Amid the current water shortage, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) said that heads of agencies have the discretion to allow their employees to forego wearing office uniforms.

    The CSC said that heads of agencies, including local government units, are authorized to issue internal rules suspending the wearing of office uniforms until the water shortage in National Capital Region and drought in other provinces in the Philippines is over.

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  • CSC releases results of Foreign Service Officer qualifying test

    Seventy-seven (77) examinees passed this year’s Career Service Examination for Foreign Service Officer (CSE-FSO).

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) disclosed that the figure represents 16.70% of the total number of examinees that took the CSE-FSO on Jan. 27, 2019. The CSE-FSO was conducted in 10 regions.

    Out of 461 examinees, Michael Joseph Ostique from the National Capital Region (NCR) topped the CSE-FSO with a rating of 85.85.

    All top examinees were from NCR where most examinees came from.

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  • CSC issues reminders for March 17 CS exam takers

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) advised examinees of the upcoming March 17, 2019 Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) for both Professional and Subprofessional levels to determine their school assignment and visit the assigned school/testing venue beforehand to be familiar with the location and traffic situation.

    Examinees may check the school assignments through the Online Notice of School Assignment (ONSA), enosa.csc.gov.ph/eNOSAv3/, posted on the CSC website. Those who

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  • CSC searches for gov’t exemplars

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is accepting nominations to the 2019 Search for Outstanding Government Workers. Deadline of submission of nominations is on March 31.

    The awards to be given out are the highest and most coveted recognition given by the government to individuals or group of individuals who have excelled or shown utmost dedication and commitment in public service.

    All government workers in the career and non-career service, including elective and appointive barangay officials and

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  • CSC welcomes confirmation of Commissioner Lizada

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) welcomed the Commission on Appointments’ confirmation of Atty. Aileen Lourdes A. Lizada as its new commissioner. Her term will expire in 2025.

    "Government service is both an honor and a privilege," the new CSC commissioner said as she expressed that she will include among her priorities the retirement program for state workers.

    Commissioner Lizada pointed out the need to re-invigorate the civil service, re-instill the value of service and integrity among the

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  • CSC calls on leaders to be the heartware of projects

    Beyond providing the necessary tools or hardware needed for a project to run and knowing the technicalities or software in handling a project, leaders today are urged to develop “heartware”—have a clear vision, compassion, strong sense of accountability, and integrity, which are integral in successful project management. “Heartware” makes leaders flexible, analytical, enabling, and solution-oriented.

    To help government leaders develop “heartware”, the Civil Service Commission (CSC), through the Civil

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  • CSC: Observe prohibition on movement, hiring during election period

    As the election period begins, Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala reminds government agencies nationwide to comply with the prohibition on the transfer or movement of officers and employees in the civil service from 13 January to 12 June 2019 as mandated by Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Resolution No. 10429 dated 1 October 2018.

    As an election offense, Section 261 (h) of the Omnibus Election Code (BP Blg 881) provides that “Any public official who makes or

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  • CSC Quality Management System re-certified to ISO 9001:2015

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) Quality Management System has been re-certified to ISO 9001:2015 by TÜV Rheinland Philippines, Inc., after a successful re-certification audit conducted last October 17 to 18, 2018.

    “The re-certification is an indication that the Commission cultivates a culture of excellence,” said CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala.

    Five core functions re-certified are Cases Adjudication, Examination, Appointments Processing, Provision for External Learning and

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  • CSC reminds government workers against engaging in partisan political activities

    “No officer or employee in the civil service, as well as any member of the military, shall engage, directly or indirectly, in any electioneering or partisan political activity, except to vote.” This reminder was issued by Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala in line with preparations for the May 13 national and local elections.

    As stated in Section 261 (i) of the Omnibus Election Code (Intervention of Public Officers and Employees), “Any office or employee in the

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  • Foreign Service Officer Exam set on Jan. 27 – CSC

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has released the school assignments and important reminders for the January 27, 2019 Career Service Examination for Foreign Service Officer (CSE-FSO).

    CSE-FSO is the qualifying test of the five-part FSO examination. Examinees must obtain a passing grade of 80.00 to qualify for the second part, which is the preliminary interview to be conducted by the Department of Foreign Affairs. Succeeding parts are written test, psychological test, and oral test.

    There are

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  • CSC releases 1st semester 2019 COMEX schedule

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has set 13 schedules of the Computerized Career Service Examination (COMEX) for the first half of 2019.

    There will be nine (9) examinations to be conducted at the CSC Central Office in Batasan Hills, Quezon City and four (4) exam schedules for the regional offices.

    CSC COMEX is the computerized mode of administration of the Career Service Examination in addition to the traditional pen and paper test held twice a year.

    The CSC Central Office will hold COMEX on

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  • CSC releases results of Nov. 11 exams

    The List of passers of the rescheduled Career Service Examination for Professional and Subprofessional levels conducted on Nov. 11, 2018 has been released and posted on the CSC website.

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) clarified that the list only include the National Capital Region (NCR) and Morong, Rizal where examinations originally scheduled on Aug. 12, 2018 were suspended due to Habagat.

    For the Professional level, 4,118 passed representing 10.84% of the 37,994 examinees. For the

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  • March CS exam for absent Aug. 12, 2018 examinees in select areas

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced recently that examinees who were not able to take the August 12, 2018 Career Service Examination, Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) from Regions I, III, IV (except Morong, Rizal), and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) will be allowed to take the March 17, 2019 CSE-PPT free of charge, upon request.

    The consideration is in light of the torrential rains brought by southwest monsoon (Habagat) on said date (Aug. 12), bringing severe weather conditions

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  • CSC welcomes Commissioner Lizada

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) welcomed its new Commissioner, Atty. Aileen Lourdes A. Lizada. The welcome ceremony, held December 5, 2018, was witnessed by all CSC officials and employees at the CSC Resource Center, in Quezon City.

    “I am confident that she will bring to the CSC and to the bureaucracy that same sense of openness and flexibility; that she will champion the development of our state workers and push for transparency, accountability, and reform in the civil service,” CSC

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  • No service interruption during Christmas parties – CSC

    The CSC does not prohibit the holding of Christmas parties as long as government agencies can assure continued delivery of efficient services.

    “Christmas is the season of sharing and giving and I know that the best gift government workers can give to the transacting public is the provision of responsive, compassionate, and effective public service, not only for the holidays but throughout the year,” said CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala.

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) reminds

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  • Local Treasury test results released

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) conferred recently the Local Treasurer Eligibility on 651 individuals who passed the Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examination (BCLTE) held October 14 this year. The figure represents 16.62 percent of the 3,916 total examinees.

    The Local Treasurer Eligibility (LTE) is a second level eligibility appropriate for appointment only to Local Treasurer and Assistant Local Treasurer positions, and to positions under the Financial Services that do not involve

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  • CSC warns gov’t workers vs. soliciting Christmas gifts, conduct of parties during office hours

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) reiterates the provisions of Republic Act No. 6713, or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees which prohibits civil servants from soliciting or accepting gifts, favors, loans or anything of monetary value in the course of their official duties. Thus, government workers are reminded not to accept gifts nor solicit for items to be raffled during Christmas party or holiday celebration.

    “Serving the public is our duty and we

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  • Search for outstanding government workers is on

    Do you know someone who works in government who deserves to receive an award for honest and exemplary service?

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announces that nominations to the 2019 Search for Outstanding Government workers may now be submitted to the CSC’s provincial and regional offices. The annual Search forms part of CSC’s Honor Awards Program (HAP). The awards to be given out are the highest and most coveted recognition given by the government to individuals or group of individuals who have

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  • CSC sets career service exam to March 2019

    The Career Service Examination, Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) for Professional and Subprofessional levels for the first half of 2019 is scheduled on March 17, 2019, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced. Filing of applications will start from December 17, 2018 to January 16, 2019.

    The CSE-PPT is open to Filipino citizens, regardless of educational attainment, who are at least 18 years old at the time of filing of application, and have not taken the same level of examination within three months

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  • CSC, COA and DBM extend the engagement of Job Order and Contract of Service workers in government until 2020

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC), Commission on Audit (COA), and Department of Budget and Management issued Joint Circular No. 1, series of 2018 allowing government agencies to engage the services of new Job Order (JO) and Contract of Service (COS) workers and renew existing contracts of JO and COS workers until December 31, 2020. The transitory period was extended in order not to impair the delivery of public service.

    The Joint Circular also provides that effective January 1, 2019 the

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  • CSC releases 2019 civil service exams calendar

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has announced the schedule of civil service examinations to be conducted in 2019 via the Pen and Paper mode.

    The CSC, through its regional offices nationwide, will administer four types of eligibility examinations with the following schedule—Career Service Examination for Foreign Service Officer (CSE-FSO)–Jan. 27; Career Service Examination, Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) for Professional and Subprofessional levels–Mar. 17 and Aug. 4; and Basic Competency on Local

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  • Results of August 12 Career Service exams released

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has disclosed that of the 181,985 examinees of the Career Service Professional and Subprofessional examinations held nationwide on August 12, 2018, a total of 22,087 or 12.14 percent passed the government test.

    These figures, however, do not include examinees from National Capital Region (NCR) and Morong, Rizal where examinations were suspended last August 12 due to torrential rains brought by the southwest monsoon (Habagat). The suspended August 12

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  • CSC releases schools assignments and reminders for October 14 exams

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) will simultaneously conduct seven (7) examinations on October 14, 2018 namely, the Special Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) for Professional and SubProfessional levels, Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examination (BCLTE), Intermediate Competency on Local Treasury Examination (ICLTE), Pre-Employment Test, Promotional Test, and the Ethics Oriented Personality Test (EOPT).

    The Special CSE-PPT is different from the suspended August 12

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  • Teachers, scientists lead recipients of award for outstanding government workers

    President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will confer the Outstanding Government Workers Award to 27 individuals and three groups during the awards rites on 27 September 2018 in Malacañang.

    Leading this year’s awardees are teachers determined to create an engaging, interactive, and supportive learning environment despite challenges of mobile education in far-flung communities. These educators brave steep and narrow mountain trails, neck-deep rivers, and the danger of being caught in the crossfire of armed groups;

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  • Bayugan City Educators Chorale, 2018 Gov't Choral Fest champion

    The Bayugan City Educators Chorale emerged as the grand champion of the 2018 Government Choral Competition held September 18, 2018 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).

    The choir bested seven (7) finalists, earning them a cash prize of PHP200,000 and a plaque from the Civil Service Commission (CSC). They also won the Best Conductor (Prim Ross L. Eng) and Best Arrangement of Competition Song (Saunder Choi).

    Other finalists were the City Government of Makati Employees Chorale who placed

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  • More than 7,000 vacancies offered in Government Job Fair

    Twenty three (23) agencies offered more than 7,000 vacancies at the Government Job Fair held September 26 to 27, 2018 at SM City North EDSA Skydome, Quezon City.

    Jointly organized by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) Examination, Recruitment and Placement Office and the CSC National Capital Region, the event drew hundreds of jobseekers that underwent initial screening for vacant positions, including 3,000 Fire Officer I; 2,000 Jail Officer I; and 777 Revenue Officer I positions from the

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  • CSC extends online registration for CS exam in Qatar

    The online registration for the October 12, 2018 Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) in Doha, Qatar is extended until September 30, 2018, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced.

    Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Qatar who are at least 18 years old on the date of registration may apply for either the Professional or Subprofessional Level of the CSE-PPT.

    To register, applicants must access http://erpo.csc.gov.ph/onlineregistration/user/ to create an account and reserve an appointment

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  • CSC releases results of Local Treasury test

    A total of 533 individuals was conferred the Local Treasurer Eligibility after passing the Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examination (BCLTE) conducted on June 24, 2018.

    The figure, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) said, represents 17.19% of the total number of examinees.

    Grace Quintana from Davao region and Jed Dares Tonogan from Western Visayas, both garnering an 89.73 rating, bested 3,100 examinees.

    Top performing examinees also include Anna Liza Gaspar (Ilocos region) – 89.19;

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  • CSC resets suspended Career Service exams in NCR, Rizal on November 11

    In view of the suspension of the Career Service Examination, Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) for Professional and Sub-Professional levels in the National Capital Region (NCR) and Morong, Rizal last August 12, 2018, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) is rescheduling the conduct of the exams in the said areas on November 11, 2018

    The CSC said that affected examinees from NCR and Morong, Rizal shall have the same school and room assignments as in the suspended August 12 examination. Said examinees

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  • CSC holds two-day government job fair

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) invites qualified applicants to join the 2018 Government Job Fair on September 26 to 27 at the SM City North EDSA Skydome, Quezon City. The job fair is part of the activities of the 118th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary in September.

    Participating agencies include Civil Service Commission National Capital Region (CSC NCR); Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE); Bureau of Customs (BOC), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Department of Education (DepEd) NCR,

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  • Revised rules on appointments take effect – CSC

    The revised Omnibus Rules on Appointments and Other Human Resource Actions (ORAOHRA)—a consolidation of rules pertaining to appointment, promotion, reassignment, separation, and other human resource actions in the civil service—took effect on Sunday, August 26, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) reported.

    The previous version of the ORAOHRA was promulgated on June 16, 2017. In consideration of feedback from its stakeholders, the Commission amended the policy to ensure that its provisions are

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  • More than 6,000 new fire, penology officers eligibles bared

    A total of 4,929 examinees passed the Fire Officer Examination, while 1,089 others made it in the Penology Officer Examination, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced.

    The CSC said that the figures represent 16.84% and 16.87% of the total number of examinees who took the Fire Officer and Penology Officer examinations, respectively, conducted on June 24, 2018.

    With a rating of 91.90, Luigi Miguel Reyes from NCR topped the Fire Officer exam (FOE), while Jan-Michael Talle from Central

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  • CSC to hold civil service exam for OFWs in Qatar

    CSC to hold civil service exam for OFWs in Qatar

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) will conduct the Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) in Qatar on October 12, 2018. Interested applicants may register now until September 23.

    Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Qatar who are at least 18 years old on the date of registration may apply for either the Professional or Subprofessional Level of the CSE-PPT.

    To register, an applicant may secure a copy of the application form (CS Form 100, Revised September 2016) from the

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  • CSC releases 2nd semester schedule of COMEX

    The Civil Service Commission released the Computerized Examination (COMEX) schedule for the second half of 2018. There are 12 examinations to be held in the CSC Central Office in Batasan Hills, Quezon City and seven (7) exam schedules for the regional offices.

    The CSC Central Office will conduct COMEX on September 11, 18, 25; October 2, 23, 30; November 13, 20; December 4 and 11 for professional level and on August 29 and November 27 for subprofessional level. For the CSC Regional Offices, the

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  • CSC to accept ICLTE applications until August 24

    Applications for the Intermediate Competency on Local Treasury Examination (ICLTE) is until August 24, 2018, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) reminds applicants.

    ICLTE is part of the Department of Finance’s (DOF) Standardized Examination and Assessment for Local Treasury Service (SEAL) Program. It forms part of the assessment of the DOF in the selection, appointment, designation, and promotion to higher positions in the local treasury service that do not require practice of profession and are

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  • CSC clarifies availability of eligibility card

    he CSC Eligibility Card, which will serve as an official proof of civil service eligibility, is now initially available to passers of the 2015 Civil Service Examinations, this was announced yesterday by the Civil Service Commission (CSC). The CSC added that the said eligibility card will specifically be available for passers of the May 3, 2015 Career Service Examination Paper and Pencil Test (CSE-PPT); August 16, 2015 Fire Officer Examination; October 18, 2015 CSE-PPT; and December 6, 2015

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  • CSC adds two programming languages under EDPSE grant

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has included two (2) new programming languages—C# and V.B.net.—in the list of proficiency tests or training courses which can be used as basis for the grant of Electronic Data Processing Specialist Eligibility (EDPSE).

    The EDPSE is conferred to passers of the proficiency test, or passers of the training courses conducted by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), through the National ICT Competency Management Service (NCM), on

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  • CSC issues reminders for Aug. 12 CS Exam takers

    More than 250,000 hopefuls are expected to take the Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) on 12 August 2018, Sunday, in various testing centers nationwide, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) reported.

    This figure comprises the combined number of examinees of the Professional and Sub-Professional exam levels, who hope to pass the exams and consequently obtain a civil service eligibility which is one of the requirements to qualify for permanent appointment in government

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  • Runners urged to join benefit run

    Runners are invited to participate in the 2018 R.A.C.E. to Serve Fun Run to be held 2 September 2018 (Sunday), 4 a.m. at the Quirino Grandstand, Manila.

    The fun run is open to government officials and employees, as well as private individuals. Spearheaded by the Civil Service Commission National Capital Region (CSC NCR), the event serves as the official kick-off activity to the nationwide, month-long celebration of the 118th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (PCSA).

    It aims to raise funds

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  • New law promises faster, more convenient gov't transactions—CSC

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) urges government agencies to review and revisit their systems and procedures for the purpose of re-engineering, if deemed necessary, as Republic Act No. 11032 mandates faster and more efficient transactions in public agencies.

    R.A No. 11032 or “An Act Promoting Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery (EODB-EGSD Act), Amending for the Purpose Republic Act No. 9485 Otherwise Known as the Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA) of 2007, and for Other

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  • CSC spearheads nationwide convergence of human resource practitioners

    Leaders in management training, life coaching, human resource management and organizational development spearheads the 2018 Public Sector Human Resource Symposium which will be held at the SMX Davao Convention Center from July 18 to 20, 2018.

    Close to 2,500 HR professionals from government, the private sector, and member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will attend the event. With the theme, “Achieving Breakthrough Results through Strategic HR,” this year’s plenary and

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  • Eight groups vie for top prize in Gov’t Choral Fest

    Melodies will fill the halls of Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo at the Cultural Center of the Philippines as eight (8) choral groups perform “Kaya Ko Ang Pagbabago” in the much-awaited Government Choral Competition (GCC) on September 18, 2018.

    Entries nationwide were screened by a panel of judges composed of choral experts—Arwin Tan, Jude Roldan, and Maria Theresa Roldan.

    The finalists for NCR are the National Power Chorale, City Government of Makati Employees Chorale, and COA CO/NCR Choir; for

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  • CSC among the best globally for people management practices

    The CSC was awarded with the Silver level accreditation under the Generation 6 Investors in People (IiP) Standard.

    “When we command excellence in human resource management, we make sure that the Civil Service Commission walks the talk,”underscored by Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala after receiving news of the accreditation, adding that,“The Silver level accreditation is a seal of excellence in organization and people management. This is an excellent achievement for

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  • CSC to launch its Facebook Live Program “LunChat with CSC”

    PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: The Civil Service Commission invites the public to watch and engage in its weekly Facebook Live Program, “Lunchat with CSC”, which will start airing on its Facebook page on July 12, 2018, 12 noon. “LunChat with CSC” will feature talks on CSC’s programs, services, issuances, and other initiatives, and will also answer live questions from the netizens during the program.

    LunChat with CSC will air every Thursday, 12 noon via Philippine Civil Service Commission

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  • Public sector’s largest HR event set on July

    More than 2,300 human resource (HR) practitioners are set to learn, discuss, and collaborate in the largest HR learning event for the government service, the 2018 Public Sector Human Resource Symposium, slated on July 18 to 20, 2018 in Davao City.

    With the theme, “Achieving Breakthrough Results through Strategic HR”, the event will highlight concepts, perspectives, and insights in achieving breakthrough results that impact agency operations and delivery of excellent public service. It will

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  • CSC releases school assignments for FOE, POE and BCLTE on June 24

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is all set to simultaneously conduct this year’s Fire Office Examination (FOE), Penology Officer Examination (POE), and Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examination (BCLTE) on June 24, 2018.

    School assignments for FOE in Luzon are La Union National High School (San Fernando City, La Union); Cagayan National High School (Tuguegarao City); Pampanga High School (San Fernando, Pampanga); Batangas National High School (Batangas City); Bicol University-CIT, Bicol

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  • CSC urges leaders to go digital

    With rapid developments in digital innovation, one cannot undermine the need to cope with all the advancements and take advantage of the digital opportunities to aid in organizational success.

    In today’s digital economy, organizations face inevitable changes which become the driving force in the emergence of digital leaders. These digital leaders inspire people to engage in rapid innovation that result to transformation and better outcomes. They are willing to explore how technological

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  • Former barangay officials encouraged to apply for eligibility

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) encourages barangay officials who have completed their term of office on or after August 1, 2012 and who wish to continue their service to the government to apply for the Barangay Official Eligibility (BOE).

    BOE is granted to elective barangay officials such as Punong Barangay/Barangay Captain, regular Sangguniang Barangay Members, and Sangguniang Kabataan Chairpersons; and to appointive barangay officials such as the Barangay Treasurers, and Barangay

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  • CSC opens the 2018 Government Choral Competition

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is now accepting entries to the 2018 Government Choral Competition. The deadline of registration and submission of choral work entries is until June 15, 2018.

    The Government Choral Competition is one of the highlights of the upcoming 118th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary which aims to showcase musical creativity of talented government employees, promote Filipino culture and arts through choral singing, and inculcate in the minds of public servants a

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  • CSC releases results of March 18 Career Service exams

    A total of 25,602 or 10.71% out of 238,966 examinees passed the Career Service Professional Examination, while 4,573 representing 11.20% of the 40,821 examinees passed the Career Service Sub-Professional examination, last March 18, 2018.

    The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) got the highest passing rate in the Professional level at 17.32% or 1,388 passers out of 8,014 examinees. For the SubProfessional level, the National Capital Region (NCR) had the highest passing rate at 14.80% or

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  • CSC reschedules Fire Officer, Penology Officer, and Local Treasury Exams to June 24

    The Fire Officer, Penology Officer, and Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examinations scheduled on June 17 will instead be given on June 24, 2018. This was announced by the Civil Service Commission through Examination Advisory No. 11, s. 2018.

    The rescheduling was made to ensure sufficient time for preparation of administrative requirements and procedures for the conduct of the examinations in light of the two national holidays on June 12 (Araw ng Kalayaan) and on June 15 (Eid’l Fitr or end

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  • Honor graduates urged to apply for eligibility

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) invites those who graduated with Latin honors in their baccalaureate degree to apply for Honor Graduate Eligibility (HGE).

    Applicants must have graduated summa cum laude, magna cum laude, cum laude or their equivalent from school year 1972-1973 and thereafter.

    The HGE is applicable to graduates of private higher education institutions in the Philippines with baccalaureate/bachelor’s degree recognized by the Commission on Higher Education, or state/local

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  • CSC warns government workers vs. partisan political activities

    “No officer or employee in the civil service, as well as any member of the military, shall engage, directly or indirectly, in any electioneering or partisan political activity, except to vote.” This warning was issued by Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala in line with preparations for the May 14 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. “Civil servants are mandated by law to uphold political neutrality in the conduct of their duties even more during

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  • CSC sets applications for Pre-Employment Test, Promotional Test and EOPT on June

    Applications for the October 14, 2018 conduct of the Pre-Employment Test, Promotional Test and Ethics-Oriented Personality Test (EOPT) will begin on June 25 until August 24, 2018, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced.

    The tests are additional human resource tools—aside from the Civil Service Examinations—to strengthen the overall recruitment, placement and promotion in the government service. It is used by government agencies in the objective screening or assessment of their applicants

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  • CSC eyes 2018 HR Symposium in Davao

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) eyes the conduct of the largest human resource symposium in the country in Davao City on July 18-20 this year. This is the first time the CSC would conduct the Symposium in Mindanao region to gather HR practitioners both from the private and public sectors under the theme, “Achieving Breakthrough Results Through Strategic HR”. For the past four years, the Symposium had been held in Cebu (2013-2016) and Metro Manila (2017).

    Building on the past symposia which

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  • CSC to conduct another career service exam on August 12

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) calls for applications for the August 12 Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT).

    Those who weren’t able to take the March 18 conduct of the CSE-PPT Professional and Sub-professional levels may start submitting their application at the CSC Regional or Field Office where they intend to take the exam. Acceptance of applications is until June 22, 2018. However, the CSC advises interested applicants to file their applications as early as possible as

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  • CSC holds special career service examination for government employees

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) will conduct a Special Career Service Examination Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) on April 15, 2018 for government employees who want to apply for a permanent position, or for a promotion. The examination also includes those under job order and contract of service with government agencies to give them opportunity for possible absorption in the government service. 

    The special CSE-PPT will be simultaneously conducted in 13 regions. Testing centers are the following:

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  • Applications for Fire Officer, Penology Officer, and Local Treasury Examinations sought

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) reminds the public that acceptance of applications for the Fire Officer, Penology Officer, and Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examinations is until April 27, 2018 only. The exams are slated June 17, 2018.

    All three exams are open to individuals who meet the following basic qualifications: Filipino citizen; of good moral character; has not been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude or of disgraceful or immoral

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  • CSC to agency heads: Recognize outstanding gov’t workers

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is urging heads of agencies to recognize their outstanding employees by nominating them to the 2018 Search for Outstanding Government Workers. Submission of nomination is until March 30, 2018.

    “The Search is an annual nationwide undertaking of the CSC to recognize government officials and employees who have displayed outstanding work performance. We believe that there are many government workers who have exemplary contributions and whose works deserve to be

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  • CSC releases reminders for March 18 Career Service examinees

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) will administer the Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) for both Professional and Sub-professional levels on March 18, 2018.

    Examinees are advised to check their school assignment through the Online Notice of School Assignment (ONSA) from the CSC website. Those who are unable to access the ONSA may call the CSC Regional or Field Office where they filed their application or contact the CSC’s Contact Center ng Bayan. For the list of contact

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  • CSC accepting candidates for leadership certification program

    Individuals who wish to comply with the educational requirement for appointment to Division Chief or executive/managerial positions in government without obtaining a Master’s degree may apply for the Leadership and Management Certification Program-Recognition of Prior Learning (CPro-RPL) Track.

    In CPro-RPL, candidates are expected to manifest the targeted five leadership competencies through previous real-life work experiences. These competencies are Thinking Strategically and Creatively, Leading

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  • FOE and POE applications start February 26, 2018

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) yesterday announced that it is now accepting applications for the 2018 Fire Office Examination (FOE) and Penology Office Examination (POE) which will be both conducted on June 17, 2018. Deadline for submission of applications is on April 27, 2018.

    The CSC emphasized that apart from the standard qualification requirements, FOE applicants must be 21 to 35 years old at the date of filing while POE applicants must be at least 18 years old at the date of filing.

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  • CSC reminds government workers to file SALNs early

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) reminds all public officials and employees to file their sworn Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Networth (SALN) for 2017 by April 30, 2018.

    The annual filing of SALN is required under the 1987 Philippine Constitution and under Republic Act No. 6713, also known as the “Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.”

    The SALN should contain the true, detailed, and sworn declaration of one’s assets, liabilities, networth, business

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  • CSC sets rules on I.D. cards accepted for transactions

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has prescribed a unified list of I.D. cards to be accepted for transactions involving civil service examinations, grant of eligibility under special laws and CSC issuances, and certification/authentication of eligibility.

    The accepted I.D. cards are the following—Driver’s License/Temporary Driver’s License (LTO O.R. must be presented together with old Driver’s License; O.R. alone is not allowed)/Student Driver’s Permit; Passport; PRC License; SSS I.D.; GSIS

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  • CSC releases 2017 anti-red tape survey results, sees improvement in ARTA’s 10-year implementation

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) released the results of the 2017 Anti-Red Tape Act Report Card Survey (ARTA RCS) showing that out of the 583 offices that have been surveyed, 81.65% or 476 offices passed.

    The CSC conducts the RCS annually to check an agency’s overall client satisfaction and compliance with Republic Act No. 9485 or Anti-Red Tape Act, a law which aims to improve frontline service delivery in the government.

    “The CSC noted a consistent increase in the percentage of service offices

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  • CSC lauds ‘ARTAnized’ offices, cites them public service giants

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) yesterday recognized government offices which best complied with the provisions of the Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA), a law which aims to improve frontline services. The activity, “ARTAnized: The ARTA Dekada Celebration”, highlighted the accomplishments in the 10-year implementation of ARTA.

    “It is quite overwhelming to see today a bright future for the Philippine public service, as we are now accompanied by a number of public service giants or those who have

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  • CSC confers new Local Treasurer Eligibility on 1,234

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has conferred the Local Treasurer Eligibility on 1,234 individuals out of 6,521 examinees of the Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examination (BCLTE) held last November 26, 2017.

    Janine Lynn Ochia from Northern Mindanao (Region X) topped the exam with a 92.78 rating, followed by Alvim Batol from SOCCKSARGEN (Region XII) with a 91.67 rating. Remar Doromal also from Region XII and Kevin Pumares from Ilocos (Region I), tied in third place with a 90.28 rating.

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  • Public service exemplars recognized

    Government agencies that have significantly curbed red tape and improved their respective frontline services were recently recognized in an event marking the 10th anniversary of the Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA) of 2007 or Republic Act No. 9485 held by the Civil Service Commission (CSC).

    In the event dubbed “ARTAnized: An ARTA Dekada Celebration” held January 22, 2018 in Quezon City, the CSC showcased local government units (LGUs) with the highest numerical ratings in the ARTA Report Card Survey

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  • CSC releases Computerized Exam schedule for 2018 1st semester

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) reminds the public that aside from the traditional pen-and-paper mode, the Career Service Examination can also be taken through a computerized mode—CSC Computerized Examination (COMEX).

    The CSC recently released the dates for the COMEX at CSC Central Office and Regional Offices. The CSC Central Office will conduct COMEX-Professional level on February 6 and 13, April 3, 17, and 24, May 8 and 22, and June 5 and 19. The Sub-Professional level will be conducted

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  • CSC announces school assignments for the January 28 Foreign Service Officer Exam

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) released the list of testing centers and school assignments per region for the January 28, 2018 Foreign Service Officer Examination (CSE-FSO): Region 2 (Tuguegarao City Science High School); Region 3 (CSC Regional Office III, Diosdado Macapagal Government Center, Maimpis, San Fernando, Pampanga); Region 4 (Sen. Maria Kalaw Katigbak Memorial School, Lipa City); Region 5 (CSC Regional Office V, Training Hall, Rawis, Legazpi City); Region 6 (CSC Regional Office VI,

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  • CSC to honor ‘anti-red tape’ champions

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) will recognize national and local government offices that have significantly curbed red tape and improved their respective frontline services.

    In an event dubbed “ARTAnized: An ARTA Dekada Celebration” marking the 10th anniversary of the Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA) or Republic Act No. 9485, which was enacted on June 2, 2007, the CSC will showcase 10 local government units (LGUs) with the highest numerical ratings in the Report Card Survey from 2010 to 2016.

    Also to

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  • CSC warns public against review centers, mobile app

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) clarified that it does not endorse or accredit any review center offering classes to examinees nor has it developed a downloadable mobile review application. The warning came in light of social media offers and outdoor advertisements offering review classes for career service (CS) exams. The CSC reiterates that review centers claiming to have been accredited are not in any way connected with CSC, adding that availing of review classes will be at one’s own

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  • Contact Center ng Bayan continues to accept public service complaints

    On November 4, 2017, the President's 8888 Citizens' Complaint Hotline, which was temporarily hosted by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) since August 1, 2016, is now fully managed and operated by the Office of the President through the Office of the Cabinet Secretary. The CSC, however, will continue to attend to queries, complaints, requests for assistance, and other types of feedback on government frontline services through the Contact Center ng Bayan.

    The Contact Center ng Bayan (CCB) is a

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  • CSC resets exam in Iligan City on March 18, 2018

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has announced the resetting of the suspended August 6, 2017 Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) in Iligan City Testing Center to March 18, 2018, simultaneous with the first schedule of CSE-PPT next year. The said suspension was due to the hostility in Marawi City, from where the majority of the examinees in Iligan come from.

    Affected examinees need not register for the March 18, 2018 exam, and shall only be given one chance to take the

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  • Search for honest, hardworking government workers is on

    Do you know someone who works in government who deserves to receive an award for exemplary service?

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announces that nominations to the 2018 Search for Outstanding Government workers may now be submitted to the CSC’s provincial and regional offices. The annual Search forms part of CSC’s Honor Awards Program (HAP) and the awards to be given out are the highest and most coveted recognition given by the government to individuals or group of individuals who have

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  • CSC sets exam guidelines for PWDs, pregnant, seniors

    As part of measures to promote equal employment opportunity in government, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) has released guidelines on the administration of the Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) to persons with disabilities (PWDs), pregnant women, and senior citizens.

    Under CSC Resolution No. 1701159 issued July 31, 2017 and circularized through CSC Memorandum Circular No. 31, s. 2017 dated October 6, 2017, partially and totally blind examinees can take the examination

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  • Local executives to undergo HR training

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has embarked on a program to train local government officials on human resource (HR) management and organization development.

    The CSC and the DILG issued Joint Circular No. 1, s. 2107 to launch the Local Executives Program (LEP) which aims to enable local executives to appreciate the value of HR in achieving their local government agenda.

    Target participants of the LEP are governors, mayors, vice

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  • CSC releases 2018 civil service examination calendar

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has announced the conduct of the 2018 Career Service Examination - Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) on March 18 and August 12. Aside from the CSE-PPT, CSC will also administer other nationwide civil service examinations next year namely, the Career Service Examination for Foreign Service Officer (January 28); Fire Officer Examination, and Penology Officer Examination (June 17); Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examination (June 17 and October 14).

    Application period

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  • CSC announces 2018 schedule of career service exams

    The Civil Service Commission Regional and Field Offices are now accepting applications for the March 18, 2018 Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT). The deadline for submission of application is on January 31, 2018. The CSC reminds interested individuals however to file their applications early because acceptance of application is on a first-come, first-served basis and shall be closed any time before the deadline if the CSC Regional/Field Office has already reached the

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  • Congratulations to the winning entry for the #MakuhaKaSaARTA Photo Contest!

    Congratulations to the winning entry for the #MakuhaKaSaARTA Photo Contest!

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    Congratulations to the winning entry for the #MakuhaKaSaARTA Photo Contest! Entry no. 1 by Denver Alcantara Moreno is the official winner. He will receive a cash prize of PHP 10,000 and a certificate.

    "KAWANI NG GOBYERNO: MAKABAGONG BAYANI SA BAGONG MILENYO: Ang Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) ay isang sangay ng pamahalaan na may mandatong magbigay ng serbisyo para sa mga beterano na nakipagsapalaran noong ikalawang digmaang pandaigdig. Sa larawan, makikita ang isang kawani ng PVAO

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  • CSC salutes outstanding public school teachers

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) concluded the celebration of the 117th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary with the Awards Rites for the 2017 Outstanding Government Workers held at the Rizal Hall, Malacañang last September 20, 2017. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte personally conferred the awards on 27 individuals and four (4) group awardees.

    As the nation simultaneously celebrates the National Teacher’s Month (September 5 to October 5), the CSC praises the achievements and contributions to public

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  • More than 25,000 pass Aug. 6 career service exams

    A TOTAL of 25,127 examinees, representing 10.98% of the total 228,917 examinees, passed the Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test conducted nationwide on August 6, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) said.

    The Professional Level test posted an 11.07% passing rate, comprising 21,792 passers out of 196,819 examinees. Adrian Callangan from Region II (Cagayan Valley), with a rating of 90.87, topped the list.

    Passing rate for the Sub-Professional Level was at 10.39%, comprising 3,335 passers out

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  • Comply with publication requirement, CSC tells agencies

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) reminded government agencies to strictly abide by the rules on publication and posting of vacancies to ensure transparency and equal opportunities in the recruitment and hiring of government workers.

    The CSC said that vacant positions authorized to be filled should be published and posted in at least three (3) conspicuous places for a period of at least 10 calendar days for national government agencies, government owned or controlled corporations, and state

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  • More than 240,000 to take Career Service Exam on August 6

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) will administer the Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) to 242,901 examinees on August 6, 2017.

    A total of 208,757 examinees (85.9%) will take the Professional level exam, while 34,144 examinees (14.1%) will take the Sub-professional level exam.

    Examinees are advised to check their school assignment through the Online Notice of School Assignment (ONSA) from the CSC website. Those who are unable to access the ONSA, they may call the CSC

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  • CSC clarifies guidelines on Job Order and Contract of Service workers

    Joint Circular No. 1, s. 2017, which was jointly issued by the Civil Service Commission (CSC), Commission on Audit (COA), and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), aims to protect Job Order (JO) and Contract of Service (COS) workers while recognizing the need for government agencies to hire personnel on temporary basis.

    The CSC issued this clarification in response to reports that the said joint circular promotes illegal labor contractualization (‘endo’), contrary to the thrusts of

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  • CSC launches online forum on civil service rules

    The public can now easily get information on civil service laws, rules, and regulations through the Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) Online Information and Legal Assistance forum.

    The online facility, which can be accessed at www.csc.gov.ph/forum, aims to give citizens a more accessible and cost-effective means to seek advice or clarifications on legal matters, such as the process for handling administrative disciplinary cases, invalidation or disapproval of appointments, personnel actions,

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  • CSC opens ARTA Caravan to serve public

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) invites the public to avail of government services at the Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA) Caravan held at the 2017 Public Sector Human Resource Symposium on July 4-6 at the Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City.

    One of the highlights of the 2017 HR Symposium is the Dekada na ang ARTA, as the CSC celebrates ten years of implementing Republic Act No. 9485 or the Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA) of 2007 which was signed on June 2, 2007. The event showcases how

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  • CSC launches photo contest against red tape

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) celebrates ten years of implementing the Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA) which was signed last June 2, 2007. For this year, the CSC launches Dekada na ang ARTA with a photo contest dubbed #MakuhaKaSaARTA, along with other activities slated throughout the year.

    “We invite everyone to support the 10th year of the implementation of Republic Act No. 9485 or the Anti-Red Tape Act. ARTA aims to cut red tape in government frontline service offices. It speeds up various

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  • Notice to May 3, 2015 civil service exam passers: CSC Eligibility Card ready for claiming

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) advised passers of the May 3, 2015 Career Service Examination Paper and Pencil Test (CSE-PPT), both Professional and Subprofessional levels, to claim their CSC Eligibility Card.

    The CSC said that the Eligibility Card should be claimed at the CSC Regional Office (CSCRO) with jurisdiction over the place where they took the exam. For example, if the examinee took the exam in Quezon City, he/she should claim the card at CSC National Capital Region located on

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  • CSC releases guidelines for a drug-free workplace

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has recently issued guidelines to ensure that government agencies remain drug-free for the effective and efficient delivery of public services.

    In Resolution No. 1700653 dated March 15, 2017, the CSC stated that drug testing shall remain a requirement for initial entry to government service and those found positive for drug use shall not be hired or appointed.

    The CSC also said that, as a condition for retention in service, incumbent public officials and

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  • JOIN THE 2017 SEARCH FOR OUTSTANDING GOVERNMENT WORKERS!

    JOIN THE 2017 SEARCH FOR OUTSTANDING GOVERNMENT WORKERS!

    The Search is on!

    The Civil Service Commission is looking for public servants who exemplify service excellence and adhere to the highest ethical standards. 

    If you know someone worthy to be called a "lingkod bayani", nominate him/her to the 2017 Search for Outstanding Government Workers.

    For nomination procedures, contact the Honor Awards Program Secretariat at (02) 931-7993 / (02) 932-0381; email address paio.hap@csc.gov.ph / hapsecretariat@gmail.com / hapsecretariat@yahoo.com; or visit the

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  • 2016 Search for Outstanding Government Workers

    2016 Search for Outstanding Government Workers

    The Committee on the Presidential Lingkod Bayan and CSC Pagasa Awards and the Committee on Outstanding Public Officials and Employees (Dangal ng Bayan) announce the shortlisted national qualifiers and semi-finalists, respectively, of the 2016 Search for Outstanding Government Workers. The Honor Awards Program (HAP) Secretariat requests your feedback on the candidates of the Search. Thank you.

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  • CSC takes ARTA Caravan to Palawan

    After the Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao leg of the Anti-Red Tape or ARTA Caravan, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) takes the campaign to Palawan in collaboration with the Partnerships for Integrity and Jobs Project Office (Project I4J) and City Government of Puerto Princesa.

    The three-day ARTA Caravan, which aims to engage the citizenry in improving public service delivery by increasing awareness on the anti-red tape campaign and on citizens’ rights and responsibilities as clients or consumers of

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  • CSC reminds incoming gov’t officials: Avoid nepotism

    At the onset of a new administration, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) reminds elective and appointive officials to observe civil service rules on appointments, particularly those that prohibit nepotism.

    Book V, Title I(A), Chapter 8, Section 59 of Executive Order No. 292, also known as the Administrative Code of 1987, prohibits nepotic appointments or those made in favor of a relative of the appointing or recommending authority, or of the chief of bureau or office, or of the persons

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  • Results are out for the April 17 Career Service Exams; NCR examinees land on top

    Results are out for the April 17 Career Service Exams; NCR examinees land on top

    A total of 25,276 out of 229,463 examinees or 11.02% passed the Career Service Exam (CSE) conducted nationwide by the Civil Service Commission last April 17, 2016. 22,041 shall be conferred the civil service Professional eligibility, while the 3,235 of the successful examinees shall receive SubProfessional eligibility.

    With a rating of 92.36, Hannah Ivyn Hazel Damian from the National Capital Region (NCR) bested the 187,720 examinees of the Professional level. Emil Alfred Edgar Mendoza, also from

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  • CSC calls for applications for the Foreign Service Officer exam

    The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced yesterday that application period is ongoing for the conduct of the Career Service Examination for Foreign Service Officer (CSE-FSO) on August 7 this year.

    The CSC, in collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will conduct the CSE-FSO as the first part (Qualifying Test) of the five-part Foreign Service Officer Examination of the DFA. As such, passing the CSE-FSO is a requisite to be able to proceed to the succeeding parts of the FSO

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Nominations to the 2021 Search for Outstanding Government Workers will be accepted until 30 April 2021 as the Civil Service Commission (CSC) has extended the deadline for another month.

The CSC said that to protect both its Regional/Field Offices and the agencies under their jurisdiction from the risk of COVID-19 transmission, submission of nominations shall be done online.

Inquiries about the 2021 Search may be sent via email to the Honor Awards Program (HAP) Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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The awards to be given out are the highest and most coveted recognition given by the government to individuals or group of individuals who have excelled or shown utmost dedication and commitment to public service.

All government workers in the career and non-career service including appointive barangay officials may be nominated. Employees who are under job order or contract of service are excluded from the coverage of the program.

The three award categories under the Search are the Presidential Lingkod Bayan, Outstanding Public Officials and Employees or the Dangal ng Bayan, and the CSC Pagasa.

The Presidential Lingkod Bayan is conferred on an individual or group for exceptional or extraordinary contributions that had nationwide impact. The Dangal ng Bayan Award is conferred on an individual for performance of extraordinary act or public service and consistent demonstration of exemplary ethical behavior on the basis of adherence to the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees. Meanwhile, the CSC Pagasa Award is given to an individual or group of individuals for outstanding contributions that directly benefit more than one department of the government.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) warned the public against review centers or individuals/groups offering review classes and reviewers for the Career Service Professional and Subprofessional Examination (CSE).

The CSC has noted that reviewers for career service examinations are being offered and sold in the market, either through bookstores, social media, or online selling websites. There are also claims that the reviewers have been prepared by CSE topnotchers.

“May we advise again the public that the CSC neither holds any review classes nor publishes or distributes any review materials for the Career and any Civil Service examinations. Further, the CSC does not accredit and has not accredited any review center for the purpose of offering and holding review classes to prospective career service examinees,” the CSC said.

It added that availing of such products or services shall be at one’s own risk.

Moreover, the CSC said that it has not given permission to any individual or entity to use its logo in review materials. It also does not sell reviewers or conduct review classes, or give permission to any person or entity to undertake the same. It warned that those who use the CSC logo without express authority, including review centers offering review classes, for profit or for any purpose, may be subjected to criminal prosecution under applicable laws.

The CSC Central Office (CO) will continue to be closed for one week from 15-19 March 2021 due to five (5) confirmed cases of COVID-19. As part of precautionary measures, the CSC Central Office shall undertake disinfection measures and conduct contact tracing. The closure is also intended to allow officials and employees to observe the required period of self-isolation pending results of the COVID-19 testing conducted last week.

In this regard, CSC clients are advised not to visit the CSC CO from 15-19 March 2021. The clients may avail of the following services and transactions online:

Integrated Records Management Office (IRMO)

Requests for the following may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

1. Certification and Authentication of Civil Service eligibility

a. Career Service (Professional and Subprofessional) Examinations
b. Civil Service Examinations (CSE) conducted in collaboration with other agencies (e.g. Foreign Officer Examination, Fire Officer Examination,
Penology Officer Examination, Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examination)
c. Civil Service Eligibility granted under Special Laws and CSC Issuances

2. CSC Issuances (Memorandum Circulars, Resolutions, Decisions);

3. Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALN); and

4. Employee Records (Appointment Paper, Leave Records and Service Card)

Those who have earlier made appointments through the CSC’s Online Registration, Appointment, and Scheduling System (ORAS) will be advised of the new appointment schedule via email in due time. For questions and clarifications, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

During this period of closure, No documents or printed communications, including mail deliveries from couriers and postal services, shall be received at the CSC IRMO. However, clients with urgent concerns/requests for different offices in the Central Office may email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Office for Legal Affairs (OLA)

1. Request for Certificate of No Pending Administrative Case/CSC Clearance, email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;

2. Request for Certified True Copy of Records/Documents, email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; and

3. Request for Legal Opinion and Legal Assistance on CSC Laws, Rules and Regulations through the Online Forum platform found at the CSC website, www.csc.gov.ph

Forms may be downloaded from the CSC website, www.csc.gov.ph. Clients will be advised of the date of pickup and corresponding legal fees.

Civil Service Institute (CSI)

1. Training calendar;

2. Online Registration of CSI and L & D Programs/ Courses; and

3. The following may be viewed online and downloaded (as online resources)

a. List of accredited Learning and Development Institutions (ALDI)
b. Policy Guidelines for ALDI
c. Learning and Development Plan

Human Resource Relations Office (HRRO)

1. Petition for Accreditation of Employees’ Organization; and

2. Application for Registration of Collective Negotiation Agreement

The request may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For further information of the above services, clients may visit the CSC website at www.csc.gov.ph.

As the nation celebrates National Women’s Month this March, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) honors women in government service who have made significant contributions to the country.

“Women in government are major players in different aspects of national development—in leadership and legislation, science and technology, medicine, social services, even in the enrichment of Filipino culture and the arts,” CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala said, adding, “They deserve honor and recognition not only for their achievements, but also for opening the door for other women and girls to come forward and fulfill their potentials.”

For many years, the government has given rewards and recognition to outstanding female public servants through the Honor Awards Program (HAP) administered by the CSC. Under the said program, the CSC runs the annual Search for Outstanding Government Workers.

The CSC recalls these outstanding women who have been given recognition under the HAP:

2019 CSC Pagasa awardee
Dr. Marie Charyll H. Jamolo
Jail Senior Inspector
Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Regional Office VI
Iloilo City
Dr. Jamolo implemented a holistic lifestyle and wellness program in all 35 jails in Region VI, which included access to medical consultations, psychological and emotional sessions for inmates involved in drug-related cases and those with special emotional needs, Directly Observed Treatment Short Course (DOTS) for tuberculosis, and various healthcare information. She turned the 35 jails into 100% smoke-free zones, leading to BJMP RO VI’s conferment of the Red Orchid Award twice by the Department of Health.

2018 CSC Pagasa awardee
Tribal and Muslim Affairs Team
City Tribal and Muslim Affairs Office
City Government of Tagum, Davao del Norte
(Team Leader: Xylee Labastida-Palomata; Adelaida P. Andipa; Marife C. Pagdilao)
The all-female team was cited for capacitating traditional leaders that enabled them to actively participate in city and barangay legislation, and to gain representation in various committees and councils. Through its efforts, 12 livelihood grants worth PHP5.88 million were allocated to the indigenous and Muslim cultural communities, which included funding for the establishment of a Tribal Display Center showcasing locally-made products. It also expanded the local government’s cultural literacy programs that revitalized indigenous practices.

2017 Dangal ng Bayan awardee
Maria Corazon A. De Ungria
University Researcher V (Scientist II)
University of the Philippines Diliman
She heads the DNA Analysis Laboratory of the Natural Sciences Research Institute in UP Diliman. She developed and used DNA technology in criminal investigations. The Research Group of the Philippine Judicial Academy partnered with Dr. De Ungria in developing the guidelines on the use of forensic DNA technology in the Philippine criminal justice system, resulting in the promulgation of guidelines being used in all Philippine courts.

2016 Dangal ng Bayan awardee
Sonia E. Ipang
Social Welfare Officer III
Department of Social Welfare and Development
Cagayan de Oro City
Mommy Sonia, as she is fondly called, heads the Regional Rehabilitation Center for the Youth in Gingoog City. She makes sure that the center treats residents with care and dignity. She established a parenting environment where residents, many of whom were neglected children, learn to express their thoughts and emotions. Residents are also taught to engage in livelihood opportunities. One of the minors she helped was Rustie Quintana, a boy separated from his family and forced to live on his own means. Through the help of the center and compassionate individuals, Rustie eventually earned a college degree and began to help street kids find a better life.

2012 Presidential Lingkod Bayan awardee
Representative Vilma Santos-Recto
Former Governor of the Province of Batangas, now Representative of the 6th District of Batangas
She was cited for daring to fight the toughest battles of the Province of Batangas as she addressed the persistent overcrowding in Taal Lake to improve water quality and prevent fish kills. She ordered the dismantling of hundreds of illegal fish pens and other structures on and within the vicinity of the lake. The move almost cost her her re-election in 2010 as moneyed interests campaigned against her.

Inclusive

Chairperson Bala said that women’s empowerment and gender equality are essential ingredients on the road to development. “When we have more inclusive policies and programs that enable women’s rights and participation, we are able to unlock the capabilities of half of the population for the benefit of society at large.”

She said that, as the premier HR institution of the Philippine government, the CSC continues to pursue HR reforms that support female government workers throughout their career.

On 1 May 2019, the CSC, together with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Social Security System (SSS), issued the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 11210 or the Expanded Maternity Leave Law. The IRR defines the rules for availing of the expanded maternity leave.

Under R.A. 11210, which took effect on 11 March 2019, women who underwent live childbirth are entitled to 105 days maternity leave with full pay, with an option to extend for 30 days without pay. On top of 105 days, solo parents are entitled to 15 more days of maternity leave.

Meanwhile, women who suffered miscarriage or emergency termination of pregnancy, or delivered stillbirth, can avail of 60 days maternity leave with full pay.

Female employees in the government service can avail of maternity leave under R.A. No. 11210 regardless of their employment/appointment status, whether permanent, temporary, casual, contractual, provisional, substitute, coterminous, or fixed term.

The law also does not distinguish civil status, length of service, employment status, and legitimacy of the child in granting the benefit.

Meanwhile, the 105-day maternity leave may also be allocated to the child’s father or an alternate caregiver who may be a relative within the fourth degree of consanguinity or current partner sharing the same household. The allocation will be on top of the 7-day paternity leave that male government employees may avail of as well.

Special leave

Even before R.A. No. 11210, the CSC has already issued leave benefits that recognize the unique needs of women. This includes the special leave benefits for women under Republic Act No. 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women (MCW). In CSC Resolution No. 1000432 issued 22 November 2010, the CSC set guidelines on the availment of special leave benefit for qualified female public sector employees who have undergone surgery caused by gynecological disorders, pursuant to the provisions and implementing rules and regulations of the MCW.

Per the resolution, any female public sector employee, regardless of age and civil status are entitled to a special leave of a maximum of two months with full pay based on her gross monthly compensation, provided she has rendered at least six (6) months aggregate service in any or various government agencies for the last twelve (12) months prior to undergoing surgery for gynecological disorders.

Generally, availment of the said special leave benefit should be in accordance with the List of Surgical Operations for Gynecological Disorders, which reflects, among others, the estimated periods of recuperation from surgery due to the specific gynecological disorder.

The leave may be filed in advance or at least five (5) days prior to the gynecological surgery. In case of emergency surgical procedures, the leave may be filed immediately upon return to work. The leave application should be accompanied by a medical certificate and clinical summary.

Women’s Month

The CSC joins the Philippine government in celebrating the 2021 National Women’s Month from 1-31 March with the theme “Juana Laban sa Pandemya: Kaya!” which highlights women’s participation in battling the pandemic as well as discusses gender issues exacerbated by the pandemic.

Passers of bar and licensure board examinations are automatically considered civil service eligibles, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) said.

Republic Act No. 1080, as amended, declares that “the bar examinations and the examinations given by the various boards of examiners of the Government are declared as civil service examinations”.

Thus, pursuant to the said law, passers of the bar examination conducted by the Supreme Court (SC) and licensure board examinations conducted by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) are automatically considered as civil service eligibles.

Since 2014, this now includes marine deck and engine officers licensed by the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), as the examination, licensing, and certification system for said positions was transferred from the PRC to MARINA by virtue of Republic Act No. 10635.

Likewise, passing the Shari’a Bar Examinations shall also be considered as eligibility.

Passers of the said examinations no longer have to file an application for the grant of civil service eligibility with the CSC.

Appropriateness

The Bar/Board Eligibility is appropriate and required for appointment to government positions the duties of which constitute the practice of profession. This means that appointees to positions such as Attorney, Nurse, or Accountant in government are required to have the appropriate professional license.

Licensed professionals may also work in the government, even not in the practice of their profession.

For the Bar/Board Eligibility resulting from passing an examination requiring completion of a bachelor’s degree, such eligibility shall be considered appropriate for appointment to positions for which the examination was given, as well as to other first and second level positions in government that are not covered by special laws nor require other special eligibilities or licenses.

On the other hand, for the Bar/Board Eligibility resulting from passing an examination requiring less than four years of college studies, such eligibility shall be considered appropriate for appointment to positions for which the examination was given, as well as to other first level positions in government that are not covered by special laws nor require other special eligibilities or licenses.

Eligibility resulting from the 13th Shari’a Bar Examinations held in January 2014 shall also be considered an eligibility appropriate for appointment to first and second level positions. Passing the Shari’a Bar Examinations held prior to the 13th Shari’a Bar Examinations shall be considered as appropriate for appointment to first level positions.

Per the CSC’s 2017 Omnibus Rules on Appointments and Other Human Resource Actions, as amended, holders of Bar/Board Eligibility shall be exempt from the master’s degree requirement for division chief and executive/managerial positions in the second level, the duties and responsibilities of which involve practice of profession or belong to the same occupational group or functionally related positions as those regulated by bar or board laws.

Moreover, lawyers and doctors, specifically, are considered exempt from the master’s degree requirement for division chief or executive/managerial positions that do not involve the practice of profession or belong to the same occupational group or functionally related positions as those regulated by bar or board laws.

Licensed professionals need not go to the CSC to obtain a copy of civil service eligibility. A valid professional license or copy of the Certificate of Registration/Competency or Report of Rating, as applicable, that was issued by SC, PRC, or MARINA may be used as proof of eligibility.

However, the CSC stressed that eligibility is just one of the qualifications for appointment. Appointees to career service positions must meet the education, training, experience, eligibility, and competency requirements prescribed in the Qualification Standards.