The Civil Service Commission (CSC) yesterday announced that it is now accepting applications for the 2018 Fire Office Examination (FOE) and Penology Office Examination (POE) which will be both conducted on June 17, 2018. Deadline for submission of applications is on April 27, 2018.

The CSC emphasized that apart from the standard qualification requirements, FOE applicants must be 21 to 35 years old at the date of filing while POE applicants must be at least 18 years old at the date of filing.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) reminds all public officials and employees to file their sworn Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Networth (SALN) for 2017 by April 30, 2018.

The annual filing of SALN is required under the 1987 Philippine Constitution and under Republic Act No. 6713, also known as the “Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.”

The SALN should contain the true, detailed, and sworn declaration of one’s assets, liabilities, networth, business interests and financial connections, as well as relatives in government service within the fourth degree of consanguinity or affinity as of the end of the preceding year.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) released the results of the 2017 Anti-Red Tape Act Report Card Survey (ARTA RCS) showing that out of the 583 offices that have been surveyed, 81.65% or 476 offices passed.

The CSC conducts the RCS annually to check an agency’s overall client satisfaction and compliance with Republic Act No. 9485 or Anti-Red Tape Act, a law which aims to improve frontline service delivery in the government.

“The CSC noted a consistent increase in the percentage of service offices passing the survey, from 78% in 2010 to 81.65% in 2017,” CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala said.

Of those which passed, 61 (12.81%) received Excellent rating while three (3) offices (.63%) were rated Outstanding. A total of 328 (68.91%) garnered a Good rating, and 84 offices (17.65%) got Acceptable. For not meeting set standards, 92 offices (15.78%) Failed the RCS; 15 offices had zero respondents thus did not get any rating.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has prescribed a unified list of I.D. cards to be accepted for transactions involving civil service examinations, grant of eligibility under special laws and CSC issuances, and certification/authentication of eligibility.

The accepted I.D. cards are the following—Driver’s License/Temporary Driver’s License (LTO O.R. must be presented together with old Driver’s License; O.R. alone is not allowed)/Student Driver’s Permit; Passport; PRC License; SSS I.D.; GSIS I.D. (UMID); Voter’s I.D./Voter’s Certification; BIR/Taxpayer’s I.D. (ATM type/TIN card type with picture); PhilHealth I.D. (must have the bearer’s name, clear picture, signature and PhilHealth number); Company/Office I.D.; School I.D.; Police Clearance/Police Clearance Certificate; Postal I.D.; Barangay I.D.; NBI Clearance; Seaman’s Book; HDMF Transaction I.D.; PWD I.D.; Solo Parent I.D.; Senior Citizen’s I.D.;  Alien Certificate of Registration Identity Card (ACR I-CARD); and CSC Eligibility Card.

January 23, 2018

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) yesterday recognized government offices which best complied with the provisions of the Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA), a law which aims to improve frontline services.  The activity, “ARTAnized: The ARTA Dekada Celebration”, highlighted the accomplishments in the 10-year implementation of ARTA.

“It is quite overwhelming to see today a bright future for the Philippine public service, as we are now accompanied by a number of public service giants or those who have shown passion in complying with the Anti-Red Tape Act—the ARTAnized offices and agencies, that is how we call them,” CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala said in her keynote message.