The Civil Service Commission (CSC) Quality Management System has been re-certified to ISO 9001:2015 by TÜV Rheinland Philippines, Inc., after a successful re-certification audit conducted last October 17 to 18, 2018.

“The re-certification is an indication that the Commission cultivates a culture of excellence,” said CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala.

Five core functions re-certified are Cases Adjudication, Examination, Appointments Processing, Provision for External Learning and Development Service, and Accreditation and Registration Services for Employees’ Organization. The certification is valid until February 13, 2022.

“No officer or employee in the civil service, as well as any member of the military, shall engage, directly or indirectly, in any electioneering or partisan political activity, except to vote.”  This reminder was issued by Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala in line with preparations for the May 13 national and local elections.

As stated in Section 261 (i) of the Omnibus Election Code (Intervention of Public Officers and Employees), “Any office or employee in the civil service, except those holding political offices; any officer, employee, or member of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, or any police force, special forces, home defense forces, barangay self-defense units and all other para-military units  that now exist or which may hereafter be organized who, directly or indirectly, intervenes in any election campaign or engages in any partisan political activity, except to vote or to preserve public order, if one is a peace officer, shall be guilty of an election offense.”

An advisory on Electioneering and Partisan Political Activity issued through CSC Resolution No. 1600298 dated 29 March 2016 reiterates that the prohibition aims to ensure that government workers will remain focused on the affairs of the government, do away with the spoils system, and shield public service from political influences.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has set 13 schedules of the Computerized Career Service Examination (COMEX) for the first half of 2019.

There will be nine (9) examinations to be conducted at the CSC Central Office in Batasan Hills, Quezon City and four (4) exam schedules for the regional offices.

CSC COMEX is the computerized mode of administration of the Career Service Examination in addition to the traditional pen and paper test held twice a year.

The CSC Central Office will hold COMEX on January 29; February 12; March 26; April 23, 30; May 15, 21; and June 11 for professional level and on Feb. 19 for subprofessional level. For the CSC Regional Offices, the COMEX is set on April 11, May 9, and June 7 for professional level and on Feb. 21 for subprofessional level. Online reservation opens four (4) working days prior to the date of examination and starts at 10:00 a.m. for Central Office and 8:00 a.m. for Regional Offices.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has released the school assignments and important reminders for the January 27, 2019 Career Service Examination for Foreign Service Officer (CSE-FSO).

CSE-FSO is the qualifying test of the five-part FSO examination. Examinees must obtain a passing grade of 80.00 to qualify for the second part, which is the preliminary interview to be conducted by the Department of Foreign Affairs. Succeeding parts are written test, psychological test, and oral test.

There are 16 testing centers nationwide—UST Angelicum College, 112 Sen. Mariano Cuenco St., Brgy. Sto. Domingo, Quezon City (National Capital Region); CSC Regional Office III, Diosdado Macapagal Government Center, Maimpis, City of San Fernando, Pampanga (Region 3); St. Anne College Lucena, Inc., Diversion Road, Lucena City (Region 4); CSC Regional Office V, Training Hall, Rawis, Legazpi City (Region 5); CSC Regional Office VI, 7 Oñate St., Mandurriao, Iloilo City (Region 6); University of Cebu-Banilad Campus, Governor Cuenco Avenue, Banilad, Cebu City (Region 7); Don Pablo Lorenzo Memorial High School, Governor Ramos Avenue, Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City (Region 9); Liceo de Cagayan University, Cagayan de Oro City (Region 10); Malayan Colleges Mindanao, Km 2, McArthur Highway, Matina, Davao City (Region 11); CSC CAR Learning & Development Center, 116 Wagner Road, Military Cut-off, Baguio City (Cordillera Administrative Region).

The List of passers of the rescheduled Career Service Examination for Professional and Subprofessional levels conducted on Nov. 11, 2018 has been released and posted on the CSC website.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) clarified that the list only include the National Capital Region (NCR) and Morong, Rizal where examinations originally scheduled on Aug. 12, 2018 were suspended due to Habagat.

For the Professional level, 4,118 passed representing 10.84% of the 37,994 examinees. For the Subprofessional level, 865 or 11.53% passed the test out of 7,505 takers.