August 15, 2017 In recent years, the word ‘smart’ has evolved from being just an adjective for humans and animals, into one that is used for gadgets (e.g. smartphones, smartwatches, smart TV, etc.), then eventually to describe something as huge as a city (smart city). The Smart City has recently caught the attention of local government leaders as the concept poses the challenge to adopt practices that are more people-centric, culturally intelligent, and creative, especially by integrating information and communication technology to strategies. Eventually, the concept of “Smart Cities” has expanded to cover “Smart Organizations”, where leaders apply the principles learned from the former to manage technology and cultural diversity in organizations toward nurturing high performance. To equip organizational leaders at that, the Civil Service Commission (CSC), through the Civil Service Institute (CSI), will again gather government leaders, executives, and managers to its 3rd [ ... ]Read more
August 11, 2017
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has given government agencies with special concerns until December 31, 2017 to submit requests for accreditation of government services that were rendered without an appointment or on the basis of defective appointment or late submission of appointment to CSC.
Since January 1, 2015, the CSC has stopped accepting requests for accreditation of said services pursuant to Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 25, s. 2014, which set the deadline for submission of such until December 31, 2014 only.
However, the Commission recently issued a resolution extending the deadline and providing exemptions from the coverage of MC 25.
August 9, 2017 The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced today the names of semi-finalists to the 2017 Search for Outstanding Government Workers Dangal ng Bayan Award category. The Outstanding Public Officials and Employees or Dangal ng Bayan (DnB) Award is conferred to an individual for performance of an extraordinary act or public service and consistent demonstration of exemplary ethical behavior on the basis of his/her observance of the eight norms of conduct, namely, commitment to public interest, professionalism, justness and sincerity, political neutrality, responsiveness to the public, nationalism and patriotism, commitment to democracy, and simple living. The thirteen (13) finalists who were selected out of 42 national qualifiers are as follows:Read more
July 28, 2017 The Civil Service Commission (CSC) will administer the Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) to 242,901 examinees on August 6, 2017. A total of 208,757 examinees (85.9%) will take the Professional level exam, while 34,144 examinees (14.1%) will take the Sub-professional level exam. Examinees are advised to check their school assignment through the Online Notice of School Assignment (ONSA) from the CSC website. Those who are unable to access the ONSA, they may call the CSC Regional or Field Office where they filed their application.Read more
July 26, 2017 Joint Circular No. 1, s. 2017, which was jointly issued by the Civil Service Commission (CSC), Commission on Audit (COA), and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), aims to protect Job Order (JO) and Contract of Service (COS) workers while recognizing the need for government agencies to hire personnel on temporary basis. The CSC issued this clarification in response to reports that the said joint circular promotes illegal labor contractualization (‘endo’), contrary to the thrusts of the present administration. The CSC said that the circular allows the procurement of services of JO and COS workers to ensure the continuous and efficient delivery of government programs and services, such as in the implementation of projects requiring personnel with skills or expertise not available in the agency, or implementation of time-bound projects or tasks which renders the hiring of permanent employees impractical and more expensive.Read more
July 18, 2017 The public can now easily get information on civil service laws, rules, and regulations through the Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) Online Information and Legal Assistance forum. The online facility, which can be accessed at w.csc.gov.ph/forum, aims to give citizens a more accessible and cost-effective means to seek advice or clarifications on legal matters, such as the process for handling administrative disciplinary cases, invalidation or disapproval of appointments, personnel actions, and other civil service policies. However, queries regarding pending cases shall not be entertained in the forum.Read more
July 14, 2017 Eight (8) choral groups will compete for the grand prize in the 2017 Government Choral Competition (GCC) to be held September 20, 2017 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced that the finalists are Commission on Audit Central Office/National Capital Region Choral, the Government Service Insurance System Chorale, City Choir of San Fernando, Department of Education Catanduanes Division Choral, Palayan City Employees Chorale, Bayugan City Educators Chorale, DepEd Cabadbaran Chorale, and Tagum City Chamber Chorale.Read more
July 14, 2017 Fifty-nine (59) out of 405 examinees or 14.57% passed the Career Service Examination for Foreign Service Officer (CSE-FSO) conducted by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) on May 21, 2017 in nine regions. Ma. Filonila Alcaraz from the National Capital Region (NCR) garnered the highest rating of 90.81 from this batch of hopefuls. The CSC said that the resulting eligibility, called the Career Foreign Service Officer Eligibility, is appropriate for appointment to first and second level positions in the government that do not involve practice of profession and are not covered by Bar, board and other laws. As such, it is comparable to the Career Service Professional Eligibility.Read more
July 14, 2017 In light of the current state of hostility in Marawi City, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) has suspended the conduct of the Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) at the Iligan City Testing Center scheduled on August 6, 2017. The suspension covers both Professional and Sub-professional levels of the said exam. Around 1,000 examinees are assigned to take the CSE-PPT at the Iligan City Testing Center. Majority of them comes from Marawi City. The CSC advised all examinees affected by the said suspension to standby for further advisories on the resetting of the examination, which shall be posted on the CSC website.Read more