The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has released the results of the Career Service Examination - Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) held nationwide on 3 March 2024.

A total of 57,683 individuals or 17.20 percent passed the exam. From the total of 297,952 candidates who took the CSE Professional Level, 51,311 successfully passed, resulting in a pass rate of 17.22 percent. Additionally, out of 37,433 individuals who participated in the Subprofessional Level, 6,372 passed, yielding a pass rate of 17.02 percent.

“Congratulations to all the passers of the CSE-PPT. Your accomplishment not only reflects your personal capabilities but also underscores your preparedness to contribute significantly to the betterment of the civil service. Nawa ay manatili ang inyong determinasyon at sipag sa pagpasok sa serbisyo publiko,” said CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) supports the national government in fulfilling its commitment to assist eligible Contract of Service (COS) and Job Order (JO) workers in obtaining the necessary eligibility for permanent positions in the government by issuing the Career Service Eligibility - Preference Rating (CSE-PR).

This initiative stems from President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.'s directive during a sectoral meeting with the Department of Budget and Management, Department of the Interior and Local Government, Commission on Audit, and the CSC. The aim is to boost the skills and capabilities of COS and JO workers, empowering them to successfully pass the career service examinations, a prerequisite for pursuing career service positions.

CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles explained that the CSE-PR is granted to eligible workers who have served for at least 10 years and have demonstrated valuable skills but lack the specific eligibility for plantilla positions.

College graduates who have earned Latin honors are urged to apply for the Honor Graduate Eligibility (HGE) if they wish to pursue a career in the public sector.

Summa cum laude, magna cum laude, and cum laude graduates no longer need to take the Career Service Exam as they may avail of the special eligibility. We are eager to work with these bright and fresh minds to bolster the quality of public service,” said Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Karlo Nograles.

Chairperson Nograles shared that the HGE, granted pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 907 issued on 11 March 1976, may be availed of by bachelor’s degree graduates either from the conventional mode of learning or Open Distance Learning (ODL), regardless of the number of years of completion.

“Good employee relations is vital in advancing employee welfare and participatory governance.” This was emphasized in a message delivered by Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Karlo Nograles during the launch and ceremonial signing of the 2024 Rules and Regulations Governing the Exercise of the Right of Government Employees to Organize held on 29 April 2024 at the Justice Hall of the Department of Justice (DOJ).

The 2024 Rules and Regulations is an integration of promulgated and published policy resolutions approved by the Public Sector Labor Management Council (PSLMC) over the years following the latest amendment in 2004. It includes amendments on conciliation services, effectivity of collective negotiation agreements, and recognition of national employees’ organizations.

“The promulgation of the 2024 Rules is a testament of the Council’s commitment to continuously improve and safeguard the exercise of the right to self-organization in the public sector. We recognize that the new rules and regulations may not be absolutely perfect, considering the dynamic environment that they will operate within. However, this acknowledgment should not deter us from actively engaging in shaping the trajectory of employee relations in the public sector,” stated Chairperson Nograles.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has secured commitment from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide technical assistance to the Commission’s digital transformation (DX) strategy.

CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles and Commissioner Aileen Lourdes Lizada led the Kick-Off Meeting for the ADB Technical Assistance (Supporting the Digital Transformation of the Civil Service) together with ADB Country Director for the Philippines Pavit Ramachandran and ADB Principal Management Specialist for eGovernance Seok Yong Yoon.

"ADB’s support marks the beginning of a new chapter in our digital journey in the CSC,” said Chairperson Nograles as he emphasized the importance of this partnership in advancing the Commission’s digital agenda.