September 3, 2017 Close to 19,000 people, mostly government workers, participated in the R.A.C.E. to Serve 7 Fun Run on September 3, 2017 in Manila to kick-start the celebration of the 117th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (PCSA) themed “Tugon sa Hamon ng Pagbabago: Malasakit ng Lingkod Bayani”. Organized by the Civil Service Commission (CSC)-National Capital Region, the race began at 5:30 a.m. at the Quirino Grandstand as runners made their way through the stretch of the southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard. Fun run winners received corresponding cash prizes. First, second, and third placers for the 3K category received P10,000, P8,000, and P6,000 respectively, while placers in the 5k run won P20,000, P16,000, and P14,000 respectively. For placers in the 10K race, the CSC awarded cash prizes of P30,000, P24,000, and P22,000.Read more
August 30, 2017 Agency heads found guilty of disobedience of or resistance to a lawful writ, process, order, decision, resolution, ruling, summons, subpoena, command, or injunction of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) may be suspended from service for indirect contempt and/or imposed a fine. In the new 2017 Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service (RACCS), the Commission has added the penalty of suspension of one month up to a maximum of six months for officials found guilty of indirect contempt. This may apply to appointive officials, presidential appointees, and elective officials. Aside from suspension, a person guilty of indirect contempt against the CSC may also be slapped with a fine of PHP1,000.00 per day for every act of indirect contempt.Read more
August 30, 2017 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 universities and colleges (per Republic Act No. 7041 or An Act Requiring Regular Publication of Existing Vacant Positions in Government Offices, Appropriating Funds Therefore, And For Other Purposes), and at least 15 calendar days for local government units (per Republic Act No. 7160 or the Local Government Code of 1991). It added that, under the new 2017 Omnibus Rules on Appointments and Other Human Resource Actions (ORAOHRA), which took effect on August 17, the screening, evalu [ ... ]Read more
August 15, 2017 In recent years, the word ‘smart’ has evolved from being just an adjective for humans and animals, into one that is used for gadgets (e.g. smartphones, smartwatches, smart TV, etc.), then eventually to describe something as huge as a city (smart city). The Smart City has recently caught the attention of local government leaders as the concept poses the challenge to adopt practices that are more people-centric, culturally intelligent, and creative, especially by integrating information and communication technology to strategies. Eventually, the concept of “Smart Cities” has expanded to cover “Smart Organizations”, where leaders apply the principles learned from the former to manage technology and cultural diversity in organizations toward nurturing high performance. To equip organizational leaders at that, the Civil Service Commission (CSC), through the Civil Service Institute (CSI), will again gather government leaders, executives, and managers to its 3rd [ ... ]Read more
August 11, 2017
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has given government agencies with special concerns until December 31, 2017 to submit requests for accreditation of government services that were rendered without an appointment or on the basis of defective appointment or late submission of appointment to CSC.
Since January 1, 2015, the CSC has stopped accepting requests for accreditation of said services pursuant to Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 25, s. 2014, which set the deadline for submission of such until December 31, 2014 only.
However, the Commission recently issued a resolution extending the deadline and providing exemptions from the coverage of MC 25.
August 9, 2017 The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced today the names of semi-finalists to the 2017 Search for Outstanding Government Workers Dangal ng Bayan Award category. The Outstanding Public Officials and Employees or Dangal ng Bayan (DnB) Award is conferred to an individual for performance of an extraordinary act or public service and consistent demonstration of exemplary ethical behavior on the basis of his/her observance of the eight norms of conduct, namely, commitment to public interest, professionalism, justness and sincerity, political neutrality, responsiveness to the public, nationalism and patriotism, commitment to democracy, and simple living. The thirteen (13) finalists who were selected out of 42 national qualifiers are as follows:Read more
July 28, 2017 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 Regional or Field Office where they filed their application.Read more
July 26, 2017 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 the present administration. The CSC said that the circular allows the procurement of services of JO and COS workers to ensure the continuous and efficient delivery of government programs and services, such as in the implementation of projects requiring personnel with skills or expertise not available in the agency, or implementation of time-bound projects or tasks which renders the hiring of permanent employees impractical and more expensive.Read more
July 18, 2017 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 w.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, and other civil service policies. However, queries regarding pending cases shall not be entertained in the forum.Read more