The revised Omnibus Rules on Appointments and Other Human Resource Actions (ORAOHRA)—a consolidation of rules pertaining to appointment, promotion, reassignment, separation, and other human resource actions in the civil service—took effect on Sunday, August 26, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) reported.

The previous version of the ORAOHRA was promulgated on June 16, 2017. In consideration of feedback from its stakeholders, the Commission amended the policy to ensure that its provisions are in accordance with other administrative issuances and pertinent laws.

Among the salient amendments is the shift in the role of a government agency’s Human Resource Merit Promotion and Selection Board (HRMPSB) from recommendatory to assistorial, stating that the HRMPSB should assist the appointing authority in the judicious and objective selection of candidates for appointment, in accordance with the agency’s CSC-approved Agency Merit Selection Plan. It should no longer be tasked with recommending the top-ranking candidates deemed most qualified for recruitment.

A total of 4,929 examinees passed the Fire Officer Examination, while 1,089 others made it in the Penology Officer Examination, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced.

The CSC said that the figures represent 16.84% and 16.87% of the total number of examinees who took the Fire Officer and Penology Officer examinations, respectively, conducted on June 24, 2018.

With a rating of 91.90, Luigi Miguel Reyes from NCR topped the Fire Officer exam (FOE), while Jan-Michael Talle from Central Visayas topped the Penology Officer exam (POE) with a rating of 91.08.

The Civil Service Commission released the Computerized Examination (COMEX) schedule for the second half of 2018. There are 12 examinations to be held in the CSC Central Office in Batasan Hills, Quezon City and seven (7) exam schedules for the regional offices.

The CSC Central Office will conduct COMEX on September 11, 18, 25; October 2, 23, 30; November 13, 20; December 4 and 11 for professional level and on August 29 and November 27 for subprofessional level. For the CSC Regional Offices, the COMEX will be held on September 6, 20; October 25; November 15; and December 13 for professional level and on October 18 and November 29 for subprofessional level. Online reservation opens four (4) working days prior to the date of examination and starts at 8:00 a.m.

To apply for COMEX, an individual must create a user account in the COMEX website, Once activated, the user will have access to the Examination Schedules and may reserve an examination slot.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) will conduct the Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) in Qatar on October 12, 2018. Interested applicants may register now until September 23.

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Qatar who are at least 18 years old on the date of registration may apply for either the Professional or Subprofessional Level of the CSE-PPT.

To register, an applicant may secure a copy of the application form (CS Form 100, Revised September 2016) from the Philippine Embassy in Doha. The form may also be downloaded from the embassy website, or from the CSC website. The form must be filled out accurately and completely to avoid undergoing the process of correction of personal information later on.

Applications for the Intermediate Competency on Local Treasury Examination (ICLTE) is until August 24, 2018, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) reminds applicants. The conduct of the ICLTE is on October 14, 2018.

ICLTE is part of the Department of Finance’s (DOF) Standardized Examination and Assessment for Local Treasury Service (SEAL) Program. It forms part of the assessment of the DOF in the selection, appointment, designation, and promotion to higher positions in the local treasury service that do not require practice of profession and are not covered by Bar/Board and special laws.

An applicant must be a holder of the Local Treasurer Eligibility and must possess a bachelor’s degree on the date/time of filing of application. Individuals should personally file their applications at the CSC Regional Office (CSC RO) or at any of the CSC RO’s field offices, where they intend to take the examination.