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
July 14, 2017 Eight (8) choral groups will compete for the grand prize in the 2017 Government Choral Competition (GCC) to be held September 20, 2017 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced that the finalists are Commission on Audit Central Office/National Capital Region Choral, the Government Service Insurance System Chorale, City Choir of San Fernando, Department of Education Catanduanes Division Choral, Palayan City Employees Chorale, Bayugan City Educators Chorale, DepEd Cabadbaran Chorale, and Tagum City Chamber Chorale.Read more
July 14, 2017 Fifty-nine (59) out of 405 examinees or 14.57% passed the Career Service Examination for Foreign Service Officer (CSE-FSO) conducted by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) on May 21, 2017 in nine regions. Ma. Filonila Alcaraz from the National Capital Region (NCR) garnered the highest rating of 90.81 from this batch of hopefuls. The CSC said that the resulting eligibility, called the Career Foreign Service Officer Eligibility, is appropriate for appointment to first and second level positions in the government that do not involve practice of profession and are not covered by Bar, board and other laws. As such, it is comparable to the Career Service Professional Eligibility.Read more
July 14, 2017 In light of the current state of hostility in Marawi City, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) has suspended the conduct of the Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) at the Iligan City Testing Center scheduled on August 6, 2017. The suspension covers both Professional and Sub-professional levels of the said exam. Around 1,000 examinees are assigned to take the CSE-PPT at the Iligan City Testing Center. Majority of them comes from Marawi City. The CSC advised all examinees affected by the said suspension to standby for further advisories on the resetting of the examination, which shall be posted on the CSC website.Read more
July 10, 2017 Who will be hailed as the next awardees of the Presidential Lingkod Bayan and be in the same class as former Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse M. Robredo, former Batangas Governor Vilma Santos-Recto, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology Director, Dr. Renato U. Solidum Jr., and Philippine Children's Medical Center Executive Director Julius A Lecciones? The Civil Service Commission (CSC) released today the semi-finalists for the Presidential Lingkod Bayan awards. Fifteen individuals and a lone group were selected out of 46 national qualifiers, as follows: rofessor V JOEL M.ALCARAZ Isabela State University Echague, IsabelaRead more
July 4, 2017
Contract of Service (COS) and Job Order (JO) workers should not be made to perform functions which are part of the job description of the agency’s existing regular employees.
br/>This was stressed by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) as it disclosed the Rules and Regulations Governing Contract of Service and Job Order Workers in the Government which it signed jointly with the Commission on Audit (COA) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).
The Joint Circular No. 1, s. 2017 clarifies the nature of COS and Job Order (pakyaw) and addresses issues on the lack of social protection of workers and inequality in benefits and the obscure accountability of COS and Job Order workers due to lack of employee-employer relationship with the hiring agency.
July 4, 2017
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 ARTA helped shape change in public service delivery.
The ARTA Caravan, which began in 2016, engages 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 government services. “To exact accountability, there must be vigilant eyes that watch government operations. It is within the client’s right to expect more for every centavo’s worth of the taxes paid, t [ ... ]
July 3, 2017 Top names in management training, life coaching, human resource management and organizational development join international experts for the 2017 Public Sector Human Resource Symposium on July 4-6, 2017 in Manila. Over 2,000 HR professionals from the government, the private sector, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will attend the event. With the theme, “Shaping Change,” the event highlights global trends and best practices in human resource (HR) management and organization development (OD).Read more