14 September 2022 - The Commission on Appointments (CA) on 7 September confirmed the renomination of Atty. Karlo A. B. Nograles as chairperson of the Civil Service Commission (CSC).
President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. renominated him as the CSC’s chairperson-designate in June 2022.
“From when Chairperson Nograles came in last March, the Commission was full steam ahead in coming up with evidence-based programs and human resource management policies focusing on professionalizing the civil service,” said Commissioner Aileen Lourdes A. Lizada, adding that, “our officials and employees, are eager to continue working with him on the laid-out plans and much-needed civil service reforms.”
Included in Chairperson Nograles’ priorities for the CSC is to change outdated modes of service delivery through proactive HR policies and programs, digitalization, and upskilling of the government workforce. He cited the need to prioritize learning and development and meeting the needs of the workforce so that, in turn, they will be adaptive and agile in the delivery of services even amid crises or emergencies.
“We are banking on his experiences in leading the executive and legislative branches, and bringing together the different agencies of government as CabSec especially during a time of global crisis, to help the CSC ensure that 1.8 million human capital of the public sector are given the necessary competence to be resilient and future-ready,” added the CSC Commissioner.
The confirmation of Chairperson Nograles completes the CSC’s three-member Commission en banc, composed of a chairperson and two commissioners. The latter seats are presently occupied by Commissioners Lizada and Ryan Alvin R. Acosta who joined the CSC in December 2018 and February 2022, respectively.
Nograles served three terms as representative of the 1st District of Davao City from 2010 to 2018, during which he chaired the Committees on Labor and Employment (16th Congress) and Appropriations (17th Congress). After which he was appointed as Cabinet Secretary by former President Duterte in November 2018. Under the former president’s administration, he also served as acting presidential spokesperson and co-chair and spokesperson of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID).