The Civil Service Commission (CSC) administered the Career Service Exam – Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) Professional and Subprofessional levels in 16 regions nationwide on 3 March 2024.

Of the 361,674 individuals who registered for the exam, 335,356 individuals or 92.72% showed up in 95 testing centers, with 297,955 individuals taking the CSE Professional Level and 37,401 for the Subprofessional Level.

CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles, who inspected the actual conduct of the examinations in Kalibo, Aklan, expressed his gratitude and congratulations to the examinees.

“Kami ay nagpapasalamat sa kooperasyon at disiplina ng mga examinees sapagkat naging matiwasay ang pagsasagawa ng CSE-PPT hindi lamang sa mga testing site na nabisita ko dito sa Region VI, kundi sa iba’t-iba pang testing sites sa buong bansa,” he said. 

The resolution granting civil service eligibility to Sanggunian Members has been amended.

This, after the Civil Service Commission (CSC) promulgated Resolution No. 2300882 on 15 September 2023, amending CSC Resolution No. 1300486 dated 06 March 2013. This new rule adopts and prescribes the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (R.A.) No. 10156, also known as “An Act Conferring Upon Members of the Sangguniang Bayan, Sangguniang Panlungsod, and Sangguniang Panlalawigan, the Appropriate Civil Service Eligibility under Certain Circumstances, and for Other Purposes.”

Pursuant to R.A. 10156, Sanggunian Member Eligibility (SME) may be granted to the following Sanggunian Members, who have been elected after the effectivity of the Local Government Code of 1991:

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is encouraging government agencies in Metro Manila to adopt the Policies on Flexible Working Arrangements (FWAs) in the Government in support of the current initiative of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority to improve the traffic situation.

CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles said that the Policies on FWAs in the Government, promulgated through CSC Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 6, s. 2022, were established to institutionalize adaptable and responsive work schemes for civil servants to promote efficient and effective performance of governmental functions despite disruptive situations, including the worsening traffic situation in the metro.

“The National Capital Region has the largest number of government workers in the country, with 440,009 or 22.30% of career and non-career personnel. The prevailing traffic conditions in the metro not only hinder their mobility but also impact their productivity, particularly for those who commute daily. By adopting the FWA, we can not only enhance their efficiency but also safeguard their health, safety, and welfare,” he said.

School assignments and important reminders for the examinees of the Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) to be held on 3 March 2024 is now available online.

Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Karlo Nograles recommended that examinees refer to Examination Advisory No. 4, s. 2024, available on the CSC website, to guarantee the seamless conduct of the exam across 16 CSC testing centers nationwide.

“We urge the 361,699 individuals expected to take the CSE-PPT to check and familiarize themselves with their school assignments and Examinee’s Guide available through the Online Notice of School Assignment (ONSA) ahead of time. Ayaw nating masayang ang ating application at pagre-review dahil sa hindi paghahanda at pagdadala ng mga kinakailangang gamit sa araw ng exam,” said Chairperson Nograles.

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. led the conferment of awards to the 27 individuals and group winners of the 2023 Search for Outstanding Government Workers today, 14 February 2024, in Malacañang.

Together with the President during the awards rites were Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Karlo A. B. Nograles and CSC Commissioners Aileen Lourdes A. Lizada and Ryan Alvin R. Acosta.