Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Karlo Nograles encouraged human resource (HR) practitioners to continuously update and enhance their skills to cope with the dynamic work environment in government service.

In his speech at the CSC Regional Office XI Colloquium of HR Management Practitioners (HRMPs) held on 29 and 30 June 2023 at Sotogrande Hotel, Davao City, Chairperson Nograles noted that being equipped with the necessary knowledge is imperative for HR practitioners to stay current and effective in their roles.

The two-day conference, attended by over 200 HRMPs from different government offices, local government units, government-owned and controlled corporations, and state universities and colleges in Region XI, aimed to equip CSC’s partners - HR professionals and industry experts – with proficiency in the most recent developments, obstacles, and effective methods in managing HR.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) invites leaders, managers, and human resource (HR) practitioners to participate in the series of comprehensive learning and development (L&D) programs offered by the Civil Service Institute (CSI) this July.

“As the training and development arm of the Commission, CSI offers an array of HR and organizational development programs aimed at harnessing the skills of leaders and HR practitioners in government. As persons in charge of the learning and development of civil servants in their respective agencies, it is important that they are technically proficient so they can become effective partners in building a professional and competent bureaucracy,” said CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is urging government agencies to strictly implement the rules on smoking prohibition inside government buildings and premises in line with the observance of National No Smoking Month this June.

CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles said this is not just for the welfare of civil servants but of all individuals visiting government offices as well.

“Ang paninigarilyo ay nananatiling isa sa mga pangunahing sanhi ng pagkakaroon ng malulubha at nakamamatay na mga sakit, kaya nananawagan ako sa lahat ng government agencies na istriktong ipatupad ang ating polisiya laban sa paninigarilyo sa mga government premises, para sa kapakanan ng ating mga kawani at lahat ng mga taong pumupunta sa ating mga tanggapan,” said Chairperson Nograles.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) reminded government agencies of the deadline of submission of the 2022 Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) to the appropriate repository agency, which is set on 30 June 2023.

Under CSC Memorandum Circular No. 10, s. 2006, which amends the guidelines on the filing and submission of the SALN as contained in the Rules Implementing the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees, the Chief/Head of the Personnel/Administrative Division or Unit/Human Resource Management Office (HRMO) is mandated to transmit all original copies of the SALNs received on or before June 30 of every year to the appropriate repository agency.

The list of repository agencies and the corresponding list of officers and employees whose SALNs should be filed with them are identified in CSC Memorandum Circular No. 3, s. 2015.

A total of 5,626 examinees took the Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examination (BCLTE) on Sunday, 11 June 2023, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced.

This figure represents 83.62% of the total number of applicants who registered for the nationwide exam.

Based on a report from CSC Examination, Recruitment, and Placement Office (ERPO), Region X (Northern Mindanao) accommodated the highest number of examinees with 797 candidates out of 961 registrants, posting a turnout rate of 82.93%, followed by Region XI (Davao Region) with 491 examinees at 87.37% turnout rate.