The Civil Service Commission (CSC) recently conducted a two-day Executive Committee (ExeCom) Meeting on 20 and 21 July 2023 at the CSC Central Office in Quezon City.

The conference, led by CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles, Commissioners Aileen Lourdes Lizada, and Ryan Alvin Acosta, aimed to assess the agency's progress toward 2023 targets, propose operational improvements, and identify development opportunities in the new normal.

“This mid-year strategic assessment and planning is an opportunity to look at our programs to get the affairs of the Philippine civil service in order. If we look at our main strategic program outcomes of capacitating and empowering public sector organizations, professionalizing and empowering human resources in the civil service, and efficiently and effectively dispensing administrative justice—are they rational and realistic to achieve set goals?” said Chairperson Nograles.

Organized by the CSC Office for Strategy Management (OSM), the ExeCom Meeting followed a review of the CSC Strategy Map and Scorecard 2024, revisiting of the planning and budgeting calendar, and updating of the operational concerns gathered from the previously conducted CSC Field Directors’ Conference.

Digital transformation emerged as a central theme, with regional officials highlighting the impact of new software and workflow processes on the CSC's internal systems, procedures, and external service delivery. Best practices in using digital management systems, such as the Online CSE Application System (OCSEAS), Exam Application Information System (EAISY), Property Inventory Management System (PIMS), and the Learning Management System (LMS) were presented by CSC Regional Offices.

In her concluding remarks, Commissioner Lizada underscored the significance of the conference to CSC Directors III and IV, stressing the importance of learning and development to ensure agility, resilience, and adaptability in the ever-changing landscape.

Commissioner Acosta expressed gratitude for the directors' contributions and unwavering support during the meeting, noting that collaboration and understanding of institutional targets would pave the way for the Commission's vision of empowering people and organizations in human resource and organization development.

With increased camaraderie and a strong sense of duty, Commissioner Acosta expressed confidence in the CSC's ability to uphold its core values and fulfill its mission of promoting efficiency, responsiveness, courtesy, progressiveness, and integrity in the civil service.