A total of 345,293 examinees took the Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) Professional and Subprofessional levels conducted by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) on 20 August 2023.

Out of the 373,638 individuals who registered for the exam, 92.41% showed up in 95 testing centers nationwide comprised of 304,247 examinees for the CSE-Professional Level, and 41,046 examinees for the Subprofessional Level.

“We are delighted to share that we have just reached another milestone for the CSC with the remarkable increase in participants taking the CSE-PPT in just one calendar year. In 2023 alone, the CSC successfully conducted the CSE-PPT for a total of 726,900 participants. This number includes both the 381,607 candidates who took the exam in March and our exam takers this August," expressed CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) invites government officials and employees to join the nationwide fun run and tree planting event on Sunday, 17 September 2023, to celebrate the 123rd Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (PCSA).

In partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and its attached agencies, CSC will conduct a simultaneous Plant-Run across 16 regions nationwide to raise funds for the Pamanang Lingkod Bayani. This program honors government workers who died in the line of duty through the provision of one-time financial assistance plus scholarship opportunities to their family members.

“We are inviting our 1.8 million civil servants to participate in this fun, exciting, and meaningful event. Aside from encouraging an active lifestyle and promoting environmental conservation, proceeds from this activity will also provide financial aid for the families of our fallen heroes, our exemplary public servants,” said CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is set to launch the amended Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for Republic Act (R.A.) No. 9242, or the Philippine Tropical Fabrics (PTF) Law, which prescribes the use of Philippine tropical fabrics for official uniforms of government officials and employees, on 30 August 2023.

Expected to attend are officials and representatives of the PTF Inter-Agency Technical Working Group (TWG) composed of the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI), the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (DA-PhilFIDA), and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Senator Loren B. Legarda, the principal author of the law, shall deliver a message of support.

“This amendment is a product of our consultative efforts and deliberations aimed at promoting and supporting the local textile industry and instilling patriotism among civil servants. The CSC is proud to spearhead this initiative,” said CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) issued reminders for examinees of the upcoming Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) on Sunday, 20 August 2023.

“We urge all exam takers to check CSC Examination Advisory No. 8, s. 2023 regarding the school assignment and important reminders to ensure the smooth flow of our exam on Sunday. They may also check their respective school assignments online thru the Online Notice of School Assignment or ONSA posted on the CSC website,” said CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has announced that fees will be applicable for requests involving the delivery of CSC records and documents through courier services.

In accordance with CSC Resolution No. 2200662 titled “Prescribing the Fee for the Delivery of Requested Civil Service Commission Records/Documents through Courier Service,” which was promulgated on 13 December 2022 and published in The Philippine Star on 7 August 2023, the CSC has decided to procure the services of a courier company to address the need for an efficient, timely, and secured delivery of requested CSC records and documents.

“Currently, CSC personnel have to personally carry all mails for delivery to the nearest branch of a courier service. Further, the office has no means to verify the status of delivery of the requested documents. Securing the services of a courier company will ensure faster and secured delivery of CSC records/documents requested by stakeholders. This will also enable the CSC to track the delivery of the requested CSC documents in real time,” explained CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles.