Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Karlo Nograles encouraged heads of government agencies, human resources management offices, and the public to nominate deserving government officials and employees for the 2024 Search for Outstanding Government Workers.

Nominations can be submitted electronically to CSC Regional and Field Offices nationwide until 31 March 2024.

An annual activity under the CSC’s Honor Awards Program (HAP), it aims to recognize and reward public service exemplars who demonstrate exceptional dedication to public service. By showcasing these exemplary individuals, the CSC hopes to inspire civil servants to improve the quality of their performance, instilling deeper involvement in public service.

“Let us continue this tradition of honoring outstanding public servants who, through selfless dedication and unwavering commitment, have shown their love for our country and tirelessly work for the welfare of others," said Chairperson Nograles.

Government workers in both career and non-career services, as well as appointive barangay officials, are eligible for nomination in any of the three categories under the Search.

These categories include the Presidential Lingkod Bayan, which recognizes outstanding achievements with a nationwide impact, the Outstanding Public Officials and Employees (Dangal ng Bayan) for consistent display of exemplary behavior, and the CSC Pagasa Awards for contributions that benefit a department, office, community, or region.

However, Job Order or Contract of Service employees are excluded from the coverage of the program.

The CSC also accepts posthumous nomination for public servants who died in the line of duty or in the pursuit of their official duties and responsibilities. The nomination must be made within 12 months from the time of death.

The Search concludes with the Awards Rites led by the President of the Philippines.

Last 14 February 2024, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. conferred the awards to the 27 group and individual winners of the 2023 Search for Outstanding Government Workers in Malacañang, and the program was broadcast live via Radio Television Malacañang and the CSC Facebook Page.

In addition to receiving recognition, awardees are entitled to various rewards and incentives. These include cash prizes, automatic promotion, or a salary increase equivalent to the next higher position, a one-time executive check-up, and scholarship opportunities for graduate degree programs offered by any of the CSC’s partner educational institutions, among other benefits.

The complete guidelines and nomination forms may be downloaded from the CSC website.

For queries, contact the CSC Regional or Field Office concerned, the Honor Awards Program Secretariat through email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or the CSC’s Contact Center ng Bayan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text 0908-881-6565.