- Published: 27 November 2020
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An early Christmas treat from SM Appliance Center! Save the date: 29-30 November 2020
SM Appliance Center is opening its 24 Deals of Christmas Sale two (2) days early just for government workers! Visit any SM Appliance branch now and get early access to amazing deals up to 50% OFF on select items before the actual sale on 1-15 December 2020.
The following are the mechanics:
• All Philippine Government employees may avail the 24 deals of Christmas offers starting 29-30 November.
• Visit any SM Appliance branch and present the government agency ID or GSIS UMID at the counter to avail the discount of participating 24 Deals of Christmas offers.
• Offer is not valid in conjunction with 3 or 4-Day Sale, SMAC Sale, SM Prestige Preview Sale, BDO rebate/rewards and other on-going promotion.
• Online transaction is not included.
- Published: 29 October 2020
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- Published: 19 October 2020
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With the ongoing pandemic and the forecasts about future trends in work and life in general, I doubt that we will get back to our old ways. This is perhaps the reason why experts in the subject of resilience have revisited the way the word is framed and have looked into how this term can be more relevant in the present time.
Taryn Marie Stejskal, Chief Resilience Officer of Resilience Leadership, highlighted in her talk during the 2020 HR and L&D Innovation Tech Fest that resilience is not just about merely bouncing back, or finding stability amid turbulent times. Rather, resilience is more about bouncing forward—letting yourself be bent, stretched, or compressed by difficult circumstances such as crises, but being able to get back on your feet as a new person, a stronger one.
Our cover puts the 120th PCSA on spotlight. Read the cover story on pp. 24-28. Dive deep into why CSC has chosen the theme “Public Sector in the Age of Digital Transformation” and see how different government agencies and partners worked together to make this month-long celebration possible despite the ongoing pandemic and social gathering restrictions. The 120th PCSA was divided into four weeks with sub-theme each: Linggo ng Lingkod Bayani, Linggo ng Yamang Tao, Linggo ng Malasakit, and Linggo ng Pasasalamat.
The Citizen’s Guide (pp. 15-17) provides a refresher on online government services. In light of the celebration of Buwan ng Wika in August, we also feature Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino and share some Filipino translations of words related to HR and digital transformation in the section Alam Mo Ba? (Did You Know? p. 18).
You can get more future-oriented insights on our HR Spotlight section (pp. 33-40) which contains articles that discuss emerging HR practices in recruitment, onboarding and performance management; building pandemic-proof leadership competencies; and the journey of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) during the pandemic.
Moreover, we encourage you to check out our Outlook section (pp. 19-22) and be inspired by the original compositions of featured civil servants and the winning photo entries for the PCSA Online Photography Contest titled “Journey to Our New Normal”.
It is our hope that the 3rd Quarter issue of the CS Reporter magazine for this year gives you valuable insights and inspiration to bounce forward through this age of meaningful transition.
- Published: 10 August 2020
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FROM THE CHAIRPERSON'S DESK
This year’s second quarter has been very difficult for all of us. One day we were working and chatting with our colleagues within our office’s premises; the next day, we were instructed to stay at home due to the danger posed by COVID-19 transmission. Organizations were forced to implement alternative work arrangements. While our frontliners—medical and social workers, and law enforcers—risk their lives to faithfully perform their duties outside their homes, the rest of us navigate through unfamiliar circumstances to shape our new normal in and outside our workplaces, prioritizing as well our personal and family members’ health and safety.
All of these were not easy things to deal with. People encountered varying levels of stress and anxiety. It is with this understanding and empathy that the Civil Service Commission (CSC) offers you its 2nd Quarter Issue of the CS Reporter magazine. As the central human resource institution of the Philippine government, we believe that now is a most opportune time to highlight public service heroism and human resource (HR) innovations.
We highlight in the News section the CSC’s response to the COVID-19 workplace challenges through the issuances that we released. These include CSC Memorandum Circular No. 10, s. 2020 or the Revised Interim Guidelines for Alternative Work Arrangements and Support Mechanisms for Workers in the Government During the Period of State of National Emergency Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, and CSC-DOH-DOLE Joint Memorandum Circular No. 1, s. 2020 or the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Standards for the Public Sector (see page 50).
We gathered stories of COVID-19 frontliners, placing in the limelight the man behind the Filipino-made COVID-19 detection kit—Dr. Raul V. Destura (story on page 22). In the Citizen’s Guide and HR Spotlight sections, we recognize organizations that introduced digital innovations in public service delivery (see page 17) and HR best practices in the new normal (see page 32).
Spotlight is also on people’s mental health these days as many of us try to cope with feelings of isolation, the blurring of work and family time, and the stress and anxiety for our own safety. See our Health and Wellness at Work section to regain some clarity on how to look after one’s wellbeing in these trying times (see page 47).
You are not alone. The CSC is here to help in any way it can as an institution—whether it is through crafting policies, holding webinars, or any other platforms where we can inspire government workers, especially leaders, to step up in this crisis. In my keynote message delivered during the Chief Information Officer Forum last 25 June 2020, I emphasized that “the future belongs to the most agile individuals and organizations who are willing to accelerate and embrace new possibilities presented by technology and paradigm shifts. This will signal the emergence of public sector leaders who do not shy away from the challenges brought by the Fourth Industrial Revolution but gravitate toward it; who do not see digital advancement as threatening but welcome it as something creative, exciting, inspiring, and enriching.” If you wish to see the full transcript of this keynote message, see the Executive Letter on page 28.
We dedicate this issue to all our valued stakeholders in the hope that through the stories that we feature, we can inspire hope, courage, and action despite this seemingly paralyzing pandemic. While we feature individuals and organizations who are courageously braving the odds, this issue also invites everyone to introspect, look from within, and listen to that voice inside each of us that says ‘You can do it. You can still make a difference despite these circumstances. This too shall pass. Be brave.’
Mabuhay ka, lingkod bayani!
(Sgd.) Alicia dela Rosa-Bala
Civil Service Commission
- Published: 10 July 2020
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