The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced that the applications for the 20 August 2023 Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) for Professional and Subprofessional Levels will be from 22 May to 21 June 2023.

In an official statement, CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles said the Commission has already made extensive preparations in anticipation of a significant number of applicants who wish to become part of the country's civil service.

“Ang CSC ay nagkasa ng 97 testing centers sa 16 na rehiyon sa buong bansa bilang paghahanda sa inaasahang dami ng mga aplikante at upang gawing mas accessible ang pag-a-apply para sa CSE-PPT para sa mga interesadong maging bahagi ng serbisyo sibil ng bansa,” he said.

Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Karlo Nograles joined heads of government agencies in signing the Joint Operational Guidelines (JOG) for Republic Act No. 11261 or the First Time Jobseekers Assistance Act (FTJAA) at the Kingsford Hotel Grand Ballroom in Parañaque City on Friday, 12 May 2023.

“The ceremonial signing activity is the culmination of the collective and collaborative effort of the member agencies in implementing the benefits provided by the law for fresh graduates, out-of-school-youth, and part-time students towards improving the quality of our national workforce,” said Chairperson Nograles.

Under the FTJAA, which was signed into law on 10 April 2019 and became effective on 23 May 2019, no fees or charges shall be collected by concerned government agencies from any first time jobseekers (FTJ) requesting common pre-employment documents as long they meet the following criteria: (1) a Filipino citizen; (2) a first time jobseeker, regardless of age; (3) is actively looking for employment; and (4) is a resident of the barangay issuing the barangay certification.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is encouraging college graduates with summa cum laude, magna cum laude, or cum laude Latin honors to apply for eligibility with the Commission, which may be used in applying for government positions.

The CSC grants the Honor Graduate Eligibility (HGE) to Latin honor graduates of Private Higher Education Institutions (PHEI) in the Philippines from School Year 1972-1973 onwards with baccalaureate or bachelor’s degrees recognized by the Commission on Higher Education, pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 907 issued on 11 March 1976.

The law aims for the immediate absorption of Latin honor graduates in the public service to assure their participation in public affairs and bouy up the quality of the civil service.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) stressed the need for government agencies to put in place measures that promote a healthy workplace, saying that a healthy public sector workforce is a productive workforce.

CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles said, “We count on our civil servants to run the day-to-day operations of government. Amid the multitude of varying, complex needs of the Filipino people, we need to recognize the importance of employee health and wellness.”

“Research shows that employees in good health are more likely to deliver optimal performance in the workplace because, not only do they have better quality of life, but they also benefit from having a lower risk of disease, illness, or injury,” he added.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) invites government employees to enroll and participate in the learning and development (L&D) programs offered by the Civil Service Institute (CSI) for May 2023.

CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles announced that CSI, as the training and development arm of the CSC, is offering various online and in-person courses from 2 to 23 May 2023 to enrich civil servants' knowledge and address competency gaps in the workforce.

“Patuloy na nag-aalok ang CSC ng training courses para sa mas mahuhusay at maaasahang lider at lingkod bayan na kayang humarap sa mga hamon ng new normal tungo sa de-kalidad na serbisyo publiko,” said Chairperson Nograles.