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 payment of services rendered by JO and COS workers shall be equivalent to the daily wage of comparable positions in government and a premium of up to 20%.  The premium payment may be paid monthly, in lump sum or in tranches (i.e. mid-year or year-end payments), as may be stated in the agreement or contract with the agency.

What is authenticity? Authenticity refers to a sense of genuineness. Leaders today are urged to be authentic—genuine with their thoughts and acts, and uphold beliefs that promote the welfare of the organization ahead of their own interests. They lead with their heart and are always in pursuit of the organization’s vision and mission.

To know the positive implications of authentic leadership on an organization, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) has invited local and international thought leaders to discuss said topic in its 4th Quarter Civil Service Institute (CSI) Leadership Series 2018 on November 21, 2018 at the CSC Resource Center, Quezon City.   

The CSI invites government leaders to this final offering of CSI Leadership Series for 2018 to discover how being genuine, fair-minded, and more importantly how knowing themselves would impact the fulfillment of their roles as stewards of their organization’s success. The event will also help leaders become servant heroes, leading with efficiency and effectiveness, and championing values-driven practices and decisions.

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 examinations in NCR and Morong, Rizal have been reset to November 11, 2018.

Salveregina Samuelle Sarnillo from Central Visayas, with a rating of 92.35, bested 159,283 examinees of the Career Service Professional level, while Sophia Isabelle Olalia, with a 90.78 rating and from the Southern Tagalog region, placed first among the 22,702 hopefuls for the Subprofessional level. The Professional level posted a 12.25 percent passing rate while the Subprofessional level had 11.35 percent, comprising 19,510 and 2,577 passers, respectively. 

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 Treasury Examination (BCLTE)–June 23.

Non-eligibility examinations will also be conducted namely, Intermediate Competency on Local Treasury Examination (ICLTE)–Oct. 13; and Pre-Employment Test, Promotional Test, and Ethics Oriented Personality Test (EOPT)–June 23 and Oct. 13.

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 CSE-PPT in NCR and Morong, Rizal, which has been reset to November 11, 2018, the CSC clarified. The former is intended for examinees who are under contract of service, job order, as well as outsourced staff in the government.

The BCLTE and ICLTE are part of the Standardized Examination and Assessment for Local Treasury Service (SEAL) Program of the Department of Finance.  

The Pre-Employment Test, Promotional Test, and the EOPT are used as human resource tools to help agencies assess candidates/applicants vying for vacant positions.