The Civil Service Commission (CSC) issued a reminder to the 1.9 million government employees across the country, urging them to refrain from participating in electioneering and partisan activities as the 2023 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan election candidates conduct their campaigns between 19 October and 28 October 2023.

Electioneering and partisan political activity refers to acts designed to promote the election or defeat of a particular candidate or party to public office. The CSC noted that the 1987 Constitution mandates that no officer or employee in the civil service shall engage, directly or indirectly, in these acts. The same prohibition can be found in the CSC - Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Joint Circular No. 1, series of 2016 promulgated on 29 March 2016.

CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles advised government employees, "The Commission acknowledges civil servants’ shared desire to contribute to improved public service delivery through electoral participation. However, we must remain mindful not to engage in electioneering or partisan activities during this period. This precautionary measure underscores our commitment to maintaining the integrity and neutrality of the public service."

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has announced that the upcoming Career Service Examination (CSE) for Foreign Service Officer (FSO) is scheduled to take place on 28 January 2024.

The application deadline for this particular examination falls on 20 October 2023.

Administered jointly by the CSC in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) - Board of Foreign Service Examinations (BFSE), the CSE-FSO plays a pivotal role as the initial stage, known as the Qualifying Test, of the five-part FSO Examination. Its purpose is to identify potential candidates for the role of Foreign Service Officer, Class IV, and asses their competencies across four key areas such as verbal ability, analytical aptitude, numerical skills, and managerial capabilities. 

A total of 59,740 applicants joined this year’s Government Online Career Fair (GOCF) held from 18 to 22 September 2023.

The GOCF, organized by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) in collaboration with, was created to provide a virtual platform for qualified jobseekers looking for available opportunities in the government.

“We wanted to invite more people to be part of the 1.9 million strong civil service as we celebrate the 123rd Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (PCSA). The GOCF provided a convenient and accessible avenue for government agencies and interested applicants to interact, share details regarding job openings and requirements, and potentially apply at the comfort of their homes,” said CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles.

In an ongoing effort to commemorate the invaluable sacrifices of civil servants who have met their untimely demise in the line of duty, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) has extended an open invitation for nominations to thePamanang Lingkod Bayani (PLBi) program.

This initiative, pursuant to CSC Resolution No. 2100266dated 10 March 2021 and CSC Memorandum Circular No. 9 promulgated 5 October 2023, serves as a solemn tribute to these dedicated individuals who have given their all-in service to the nation, honoring their unwavering commitment and selflessness.

The PLBi program covers civilian employees with permanent, temporary, probationary, elective, contractual, casual, and co-terminus status of employment, except those entitled to compensation and death benefits under existing and prospective laws and issuances.

Over 4,500 human resource (HR) practitioners and government leaders gathered at the country's biggest HR conference during the 2023 Public Sector HR Symposium held on 26-27 September 2023 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC), through the Civil Service Institute, spearheaded the learning conference with the theme "Cultivating a Dynamic Culture for Resilient and Sustainable Public Sector Organizations."

This event focused on the strategic responsibilities of government leaders and HR professionals in cultivating a dynamic culture to promote resilience and sustainability within the public sector workforce and organizations.

In his keynote message, CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles underscored the critical role of the CSC as the central HR institution of the Philippine bureaucracy in revolutionizing the HR management for the 1.9 million government workforce.