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Human resource practitioners in performance management meet A thousand participants composed of human resource and organization development practitioners

in the government and private sectors are set to attend the HR Symposium 2013 dubbed “Performance Management: Strategies and Breakthroughs”, July 17-18 at the Waterfront Cebu City. The symposium aims to serve as a venue to understand and appreciate the different performance management systems and share best practices of its implementation. In 2012, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) issued Memorandum Circular No. 6 directing government agencies to establish a Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS). The SPMS model involves four major processes, namely, (1) performance planning and commitment, (2) performance monitoring and coaching, (3) performance review and evaluation, and (4) performance rewarding and development planning. Furthermore, President Benigno S. Aquino III issued Executive Order No. 80 encouraging the adoption of a performance-based incentive system for government employees through the Results-Based Performance Management System (RBPMS). The symposium shall tackle the harmonization of the CSC-prescribed SPMS and its alignment to the Results-Based Performance Management System (RBPMS) and performance incentives. Resource speakers of the HR Symposium include human resource expert Dr. William Rothwell, Pacific Rim Consulting Group Australia Dr. Les Pickett, and Cabinet Secretary Rene Almendras. The symposium is organized by the Civil Service Commission, in partnership with the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). For more information, please contact CSI at telephone numbers (02) 931-4182, (02) 931-8019, (02) 951-4724, (02) 951-2572, and (02) 931-8047, or email Deadline of CSC exams application set on Aug. 30 The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is currently accepting applications for the second Career Service Examinations Paper-and-Pencil Test (CSE-PPT) of this year in both the Professional and SubProfessional levels slated October 13. Applicants should file their applications at any of the CSC regional or field office. Deadline for the submission of applications is Aug. 30. However, acceptance of applications may be closed once target number of applicants has already been reached. The Career Service Examination is a general ability test designed to measure an individual’s preparedness to enter government service. The examinations cover the subject areas of English, Filipino, and General Information, which includes items on the Philippine Constitution, Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees (Republic Act No. 6713), Peace and Human Rights Issues and Concepts, and Environment Management and Protection. To pass, examinees should get a general rating of at least 80 percent. Applicant must (a) be a Filipino citizen; (b) must be at least 18 years on the date of the filing of the application; (c) must be of good moral character; (d) must have not been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude, or disgraceful or immoral conduct, dishonesty, examination irregularity, drunkenness, or addiction to drugs; (e) must not have been dishonorably discharged from military service, or dismissed for cause from any civilian positions in the government; and (f) must not have taken the same level of CSC Examination in less than three months. Examinees should submit the following: (a) a fully-accomplished application form with the spaces for “Signature of Applicant” and “Right Thumb Mark” left blank; (b) four copies of identical ID pictures in accordance with the specifications on the CSC’s website; (c) original and photocopy of any valid ID containing applicant’s clear picture, date of birth, signature, and signature of the authorized head of the issuing agency (ex. driver’s license, SSS ID, etc.); and examination fee of P500. Application forms are available in the CSC’s regional and field offices and in the CSC’s website (

and Panlalawigan who have been elected after the effectivity of the Local Government Code of 1991 (R. 7160) or on May 11. CSC welcomes Commissioner Osorio The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has a new commissioner. Osorio took her oath of office before Chairman Francisco T. Former Chairperson of the Career Executive Service Board (CESB). Osorio brings to the CSC her vast managerial and executive experience in government service. and business administration. Members of the Sangguniang Bayan. otherwise known as ‘An Act Conferring Upon Members of the Sangguniang Bayan. She finished her Master of Business Administration and Bachelor’s degree in Statistics from the University of the Philippines. May 20. Panlungsod. (02) 931-7935. The Sanggunian Member Eligibility (SME) may be granted to Sanggunian Members if they meet the required number of years of service and educational attainment as defined under RA 10156. and Sangguniang Panlalawigan the Appropriate Civil Service Eligibility under Certain Circumstances.A. Osorio was appointed ad interim commissioner last March 20 by the Office of the President replacing former Commissioner Mary Ann Z. or text 0917-TEXTCSC (0917-8398272). Diliman. 1992 onwards and have met the requirements are entitled to the grant of Sanggunian Member Eligibility. Fernandez-Mendoza. public administration.’ The law allows members of the Sangguniang Bayan. . Sangguniang Panlungsod. Examinees may also inquire at any CSC regional or field office nearest them or visit the Central Office at Batasang Pambansa Complex. and Sangguniang Panlalawigan a certain level of civil service eligibility. and for Other Purposes. As the new Commissioner. She likewise had experience in the academe as instructor/faculty member/lecturer on statistics. the Sanggunian Second Level Eligibility corresponds to a Career Service Professional Eligibility and may be granted to Sanggunian Members who have served for an aggregate period of nine years and completed a baccalaureate/bachelor’s and Assistant National Treasurer (1984-1988). call the CSC at (02) 931-7939. Her term expires on February 2020. and (02) 931-8092. or the Contact Center ng Bayan at 1-6565. or send an e-mail to webmaster@webmail. She holds a Career Executive Service Officer (CESO) Rank I. Director IV in the Department of Budget and Management (1988-1995). Osorio also served as Executive Vice President of the Philippine National Oil Company (1996-2001).For further questions and inquiries on the CSE-PPT. She served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management (PSALM) Corporation from 2005 to 2007 and as Finance Undersecretary in 2001-2005. tax policy. 10156. CSC issues guidelines on grant of eligibility to Sanggunian Members Local government officials who complete their term of office may now be granted civil service eligibility. Duque III on Monday. Quezon Sangguniang Panlungsod. in a simple ceremony at the CSC’s Central Office in Diliman. Nieves L. The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has issued the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act Quezon City. Meanwhile. as well as her advocacy for good corporate governance. The Sanggunian First Level Eligibility is equivalent to a Career Service Sub-Professional Eligibility and is granted to Sanggunian Members who have served for an aggregate period of six years and have completed at least 72 academic units leading to a baccalaureate/bachelor’s degree.

but the Civil Service Commission (CSC) reiterates the prohibition on the consumption of alcoholic beverages in government offices. the number of years of service of a Sanggunian Member in any and in one or more positions may be accumulated for the purpose of computing and completing the required aggregate number of years of service. CSC Chairman Francisco T. shall be considered as an administrative offense. However. both the head of office and the officials or employees concerned will be held liable. the alcoholic beverage must be limited to malt and wine. shall be held liable for Misconduct which is punishable by suspension for one to six months for the first offense. as well as those who will be reporting for work under the influence of alcohol. president of provincial. state workers are hard at work in preparation for the functions they will take on come Monday.Under the guidelines. In such instances. “the impairment of a person’s mental faculties ensuing to the loss of control over his/her behavior and/or actions. poured gasoline. public school teachers play a vital role in the elections as poll watchers and members of the Board of Election Inspectors (BEI). separate and distinct from the offense of Habitual Drunkenness. the prescriptive period for Sanggunian Members who have completed six or nine years of service is within five years from the effectivity of the IRR or in May of 2013. Aside from the Commission on Elections. Sanggunian Members who were not elected (ex. as well as reporting for work while under the influence of alcohol. reminds public servants to remain neutral in the elections As the nation readies for the upcoming national elections. in an attempt to tamper with election results. Batangas. the consumption of alcoholic beverages may be allowed during programs and rituals such as ceremonial toasts and observance/honoring of local customs and traditions. armed men stormed precincts where the canvassing of votes was taking place. and intoxicating liquor in workplace among government officials and employees during office hours is prohibited. Pursuant to CSC Resolution No. The CSC Regional Offices are accepting applications from qualified Sanggunian Members whose last term of office or years of service were served in the province. They serve as frontliners in making clean and honest elections possible. and the consumption shall not result to intoxication which is defined as. and set the classroom on fire. prescriptive period shall be within two years upon meeting required number of years of service. wine. CSC reiterates prohibition of liquor consumption in government offices The two-day liquor ban during the midterm polls may have been lifted. or municipal chapter of the Liga ng mga Barangay) are not entitled to the grant of eligibility. Also. In the 2007 national elections at Pinagbayanan National High School. Officials and employees who are caught in the act of consuming intoxicating liquor and other alcoholic beverages during office hours. “Every election. malt. the consumption of alcoholic beverages such as. We recognize their . One teacher who died in line of duty on election day is 2008 Dangal ng Bayan posthumous awardee Nelly B. Banaag. our public school teachers put their lives on the line to ensure that elections run smoothly.” Should an untoward incident happen as a result of such consumption. and dismissal from service on the second offense. or municipality under their respective geographical jurisdiction. city. city. Teacher Nelly died in this unfortunate incident. 1100039. CSC remembers Teacher Nelly. Teacher III of Pinagbayanan National High School. The computation of the aggregate years of service of a Sanggunian Member shall be based on the actual number of years of service per official records of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and its regional offices. but not limited to. Duque III stressed that the mere consumption of alcoholic beverages in the workplace during office hours. Taysan. sometimes even faced with life or death situations. However. For those elected in the May 2013 elections.

It is recommended for executives. Responding to the need of shaping a new generation of civil servant and leaders. and division heads. division heads. we would like to remind government employees to remain committed to public service. supervisors. The Employee Engagement Program will be held on May 14-15 while The Art of Negotiation will span from May 21-22. and build networks. The Continuous Learning program raises the consciousness of staying on the learning mode all the time and contributing to the success of his or her organization in an environment of accelerating change and complex demands. managers. to maximize gains. Section 4 (d) of Republic Act No. CSC offers human resource and organization development trainings he Civil Service Commission (CSC) is inviting all agencies in all sectors of government to attend its human resources and organization development interventions. and supervisors. and the Continuous Learning program. Incumbent and emerging leaders in government are its target audience. Public officials and employees are mandated to provide service to everyone without discrimination and regardless of party affiliation or preference. The law requires government employees to practice political neutrality. the Communication and Building Relationships program. Republic Act No. the CSI has trained almost 1. The Certificate Leadership Program includes .” said Civil Service Commission Chairman Francisco T. manages.000 Human Resource Management Professionals (HRMPs). Last year. 10 OD programs. Teacher Nelly represents the thousands of public school teachers who risk their lives to perform a very important job. The Leading Employees Well program spans only two days while the remaining programs run for three days. 4880 defines ‘partisan political activity’ as acts designed to have a candidate elected or not or promote the candidacy of a person or persons to a public office. It will best help incumbent and emerging leaders in government. The CSI closes the semester with training programs on Employee Engagement. “While we encourage Filipinos to exercise their right to vote. division heads. lawyers. The CSI also offers four year-round leadership programs: the Leading Employees Well program. the CSI was instituted in July 2011 to provide quality training programs to government officials and employees. the Delivering Customer Satisfaction program. Duque III. and five modules of the Leadership Program. The Art of Negotiation is an organizational development program that develops participant’s ability to negotiate effectively. Political neutrality Government workers in the career service are reminded to avoid engaging in partisan political activities as part of their sworn duty as public servants. The CSI boasts of 17 HR programs. and executives. For the coming semester. Its target audiences are incumbent and emerging leaders in government. and five leadership programs.” said Chairman Duque. the Civil Service Institute (CSI). The course culminates in participants’ development of their Agency’s Strategic Change Management Action Plan. which provides an in-depth discussion on the drivers that impact on employee engagement and centers on practical tools for managers to keep a team focused and productive. The Communication and Building Relationships course provides participants with structured learning opportunities for developing strategies on effective communication internal and external to the organization. It is ideal for executives. including heads of information and communication units. to create win-win scenarios. there will be eight HR programs. 6713 or the “Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees” lists political neutrality as one of the eight norms of conduct of public servants. to improve working relationships. five OD programs. The CSC will offer training programs through its research and development arm.dedication to public service especially on election day when they are exposed to many risks and threats. managers. The Leading Employees program provides participants cutting-edge techniques and tools in managing and leading strategic change to meet their organizational goals. The Delivering Customer Satisfaction program is designed to help participants gain knowledge in creating service excellence environments and developing a Client Satisfaction Improvement Plan.

all five leadership programs and runs for 25 days spread out in three months. .