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An Overview of

Civil Service Law and
Rules
Amelita A. Arguelles, LLB, MM, DPM
Supervising Administrative Officer
Human Resource Department

“ISO tayo… Serbisyong de Kalidad at SiguraDOH”

Presentation Outline

 Article XI, 1987 Constitution (Public Accountability)
 Revised Administrative Code of 1987 (EO No.292)
 RA No.6713 – Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards
for Public Officials and Employees
 Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil
Service (RRACCS)

“ISO tayo… Serbisyong de Kalidad at SiguraDOH”

loyalty. 1987 Constitution (Public Accountability)  “Public office is a public trust. act with patriotism and justice and lead modest lives. serve them with utmost responsibility.XI. one where no one man or set of men has a proprietary or contractual right to an office. but where every officer accepts office pursuant to the provisions of law and holds the office as a trust for the people.”  The phrase “public office is public trust” refers to a representative government. and efficiency. “ISO tayo… Serbisyong de Kalidad at SiguraDOH” . Public officers and employees must at all times be accountable to the people. integrity.Art. the officers being mere agents and not rulers of the people.

b) Adopt measures to promote morale.  The Civil Service Commission as the central personnel agency of the Government shall: a) Establish a career service.292)  The State shall ensure and promote the Constitutional mandate that appointments in the Civil Service shall be made only according to merit and fitness. and e) Institutionalize a management climate conducive to public accountability. integrity.Revised Administrative Code of 1987 (EO No. d) Integrate all human resources development program for all levels and ranks. c) Strengthen the merit and rewards system. “ISO tayo… Serbisyong de Kalidad at SiguraDOH” . and courtesy in the civil service. efficiency. responsiveness.

”  The phrase “for cause” refers to grounds for disciplinary actions enumerated in EO No.Revised Administrative Code of 1987 (EO No.  The procedure in administrative cases is governed by the Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service (RRACCS) with the Rules of Court being applied in suppletory character.292)  “No officer or employee in the Civil Service shall be suspended or dismissed except for cause as provided by law and after due process. 292. The results of such administrative investigations shall be reported to the CSC. “ISO tayo… Serbisyong de Kalidad at SiguraDOH” .  Investigation and adjudication of administrative complaints against appointive local officials and employees as well as their suspension and removal shall be in accordance with the Civil Service Law and Rules and other pertinent laws.

intelligence. competence. and uphold public interest over personal interest. professionalism. and skill. and loyalty. “ISO tayo… Serbisyong de Kalidad at SiguraDOH” . 2) Professionalism – perform and discharge duties with the highest degree of excellence.always uphold the public interest over and above personal interest. 6713 – Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees  It is the policy of the State to promote a high standard of ethics in public service.RA No. integrity. Public officials and employees shall at all times be accountable to the people and shall discharge their duties with utmost responsibility.  Norms of Conduct of Public Officials and Employees: 1) Commitment to public interest. lead modest lives. act with patriotism and justice. 3) Justness and Sincerity – remain true to the public at all times.

promote the use of locally produced goods. 6) Nationalism and Patriotism – shall at all times be loyal to the Republic and to the Filipino people. 7) Commitment to democracy – commit themselves to the democratic way of life and values. and manifest by deeds the supremacy of civilian authority over the military 8) Simple living – lead modest lives appropriate to their positions and income. resources and technology and encourage application and pride of country and people. maintain the principle of public accountability. “ISO tayo… Serbisyong de Kalidad at SiguraDOH” . RA No. 5) Responsiveness to the public – extend prompt. 6713 – Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees  Norms of Conduct of Public Officials and Employees: 4) Political Neutrality – provide service to everyone without unfair discrimination and regardless of party affiliation or preference. courteous and adequate service to the public.

In the performance of their duties. all public officials and employees are under obligation to: 1) Act promptly on letters and requests 2) Submit annual performance reports 3) Process documents and papers expeditiously 4) Act immediately on the public’s personal transactions 5) Make documents accessible to the public “ISO tayo… Serbisyong de Kalidad at SiguraDOH” . 6713 – Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees  Duties of Public Officials and Employees.RA No.

trustee or nominee in any private enterprise regulated. 4) Solicitation or acceptance of gifts or anything of monetary value from any person in the course of their official duties. b) Engage in the private practice of their profession unless authorized by the Constitution or law. provided that such practice will not conflict or tend to conflict with their official functions. “ISO tayo… Serbisyong de Kalidad at SiguraDOH” . 3) Disclosure and/or misuse off confidential information. RA No. broker. or c) Recommend any person to any position in a private enterprise which has a regular or pending official transaction with their office. The following shall constitute prohibited acts and transactions of any public official and employee: 1) Financial and material interest – shall not have financial or material interest in any transaction requiring the approval of their office. supervised or licensed by their office unless expressly allowed by law. agent. consultant. employee. manage or accept employment as officer. 6713 – Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees  Prohibited Acts and Transactions. control. counsel. 2) Outside employment and other activities related thereto – shall not: a) Own.

Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service(RRACCS)  This Rules shall apply to all disciplinary and non-disciplinary cases brought before the Civil Service Commission (CSC). “ISO tayo… Serbisyong de Kalidad at SiguraDOH” . and government-owned or controlled corporations with original charters except as provided by law. directly or on appeal. including contested appointments and review decisions and actions of its offices and of the agencies attached to it.  The CSC shall hear and decide administrative cases instituted by or brought before it. agencies and instrumentalities of the National government. local government units.

3. 2. subject only to appeal which may be taken to the CSC proper. Complaints against CSC Proper personnel. agencies. Disciplinary 1. municipalities. Decisions of CSCROs brought before it on petition for review. Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service(RRACCS)  Decentralization of authority to decide administrative cases: Thus. For this purpose. Decisions of heads of departments. CSC Regional Office (CSCROs) are now empowered to take cognizance of administrative cases arising within their jurisdiction and dispose of the same up to logical conclusion. “ISO tayo… Serbisyong de Kalidad at SiguraDOH” . the jurisdiction of the CSC proper and CSCROs were delineated as follows: CSC Proper a. cities. provinces.

Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service(RRACCS) CSC Proper a. 6. in the interest of justice. Disciplinary 4. Such other actions or requests involving issues arising out of or in connection with the foregoing enumeration. Appeals from the Order of Preventive Suspension. Requests for transfer of venue of hearing on cases being heard by CSCROs. Complaints against third level officials who are not presidential appointee. 7. “ISO tayo… Serbisyong de Kalidad at SiguraDOH” . 5. and 8. Complaints against civil service officials and employees which are not acted upon by the agencies and such other complaints requiring immediate action.

Requests for favorable recommendation on petition for executive clemency. Protest against the appointment or other personnel actions involving third level officials. 3. and 4.Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service(RRACCS) CSC Proper b. “ISO tayo… Serbisyong de Kalidad at SiguraDOH” . Such other analogous actions or petitions arising out of or in relation with the foregoing enumeration. 2. Non .Disciplinary 1. Decisions of CSCROs brought before it.

local or national. Disciplinary 1. “ISO tayo… Serbisyong de Kalidad at SiguraDOH” . within the said geographical areas. and 3. Complaints initiated by or brought before the CSCROs provided that the alleged acts or omissions were committed within the jurisdiction of the Regional Office. Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service(RRACCS) CSCROs a. including examination anomalies or irregularities and the person complained of are employees of agencies. Petitions to place respondent under preventive suspension. Complaints involving CSCRO personnel who are appointees of said office. 2.

“ISO tayo… Serbisyong de Kalidad at SiguraDOH” . Protest against the appointments of first and second level employees brought before it directly or on appeal.Disciplinary 1. Non . 3. Disapproval of appointments brought before it on appeal.Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service(RRACCS) CSCROs b. Requests for accreditation of services and correction of personal information in the records of the Commission. 2. Decisions of national agencies and local government units within their geographical boundaries relative to personnel actions and non-disciplinary cases brought before it on appeal. and 4.

”  The phrase “for cause” refers to the following administrative offenses with corresponding penalties which are classified into grave. Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service(RRACCS)  “No officer or employee in the Civil Service shall be suspended or dismissed except for cause as provided by law and after due process. depending on their gravity and effects on the government service:  Grave offenses are those which may be punished with dismissal from the service for the first offense or the maximum of 1-year suspension for the 1st offense and dismissal from the service for the 2nd offense. less grave or light. Examples of grave offense punishable with dismissal are: 1) Dishonesty “ISO tayo… Serbisyong de Kalidad at SiguraDOH” .

Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service(RRACCS) 2) Gross neglect of duty 3) Grave misconduct 4) Being notoriously undesirable – is based mainly on the general reputation of an employee for being difficult to work with. 5) Conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude – everything which is done contrary to justice. due to his/her quarrelsome attitude and/or repeated infractions of office rules. modesty or good morals. honesty. 6) Falsification of official document 7) Physical or mental incapacity due to immoral or vicious habits 8) Engaging directly in partisan political activities “ISO tayo… Serbisyong de Kalidad at SiguraDOH” .

gift or other valuable thing in the course of official duties when the same is given by any person in the hope or expectation of receiving a favor 10) Contracting loans of money or property from persons with whom thee office of the employee has business relations 11) Nepotism and disloyalty to the Republic of the Philippines Examples of Grave Offense punishable with 6mos. a fee. and 1 day to 1 year are: 1) Oppression 2) Disgraceful and immoral conduct 3) Inefficiency and incompetence in the performance of official duties “ISO tayo… Serbisyong de Kalidad at SiguraDOH” . Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service(RRACCS) 9) Receiving for personal use.

as officer in any private enterprise regulated or supervised or licensed by his office 8) Disclosing or misusing confidential or classified information to further his private interests. controlling. among others “ISO tayo… Serbisyong de Kalidad at SiguraDOH” . owning. and 1 day to 1 year are: 4) Frequent unauthorized absences or tardiness 5) Refusal to perform official duty 6) Gross insubordination 7) Having financial and material interest in any transaction requiring the approval of his office. Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service(RRACCS) Examples of Grave Offense punishable with 6mos. etc.

For the first offense and dismissal for the 2nd offense. Examples are: 1) Simple neglect of duty 2) Simple misconduct 3) Gross discourtesy in the course of official duties 4) Violation off CS Law and Rules of serious nature 5) Insubordination 6) Habitual drunkenness 7) Failure to file sworn statements of assets and liabilities 8) Failure to resign from his position in the private business where there is conflict of interest within 30 days from assumption of public office. Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service(RRACCS)  Less Grave Offenses are those punishable with 1mo. and 1 day too 6 mos.“ISO tayo… Serbisyong de Kalidad at SiguraDOH” .

Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service(RRACCS)  Duration and effect of administrative penalties: The penalty of dismissal shall result in the permanent separation of the employee from the service with perpetual disqualification to hold public office. The penalty of reprimand does not carry any accessory penalty. The prohibition for promotion shall be equivalent to the period had the penalty been suspension. Suspension shall be considered a gap in the service and during that period the respondent will not be entitled to all money benefits including leave credits. “ISO tayo… Serbisyong de Kalidad at SiguraDOH” . The penalty of fine shall be in an amount not exceeding 6 months salary of the respondent. The fine shall be paid to the agency that imposed the same. He shall not also be promoted during the said period.

Thank You! “ISO tayo… Serbisyong de Kalidad at SiguraDOH” .