CSC upholds hiring competent, credible civil servants

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Civil Service Commission (CSC) in Central Luzon has upheld its principle of recruiting competent and credible civil servants.

"In terms of recruitment, the principle of merit and fitness is upheld by hiring of high-performing, competent, and credible civil servants," CSC Regional Chief Rosalinda Tanalaga-Oliva said during the recent regional kick-off activity for the 119th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary.

Oliva added that hiring civil servants is based on the Competency-Based Recruitment and Qualification Standards. Other qualifications include education, experience training, and eligibility.

These qualifications are also used to gauge proposed appointees, Oliva said.

She said they have also institutionalized coaching and mentoring to improve employee performance and develop leadership skills of supervisors and managers.

The CSC also has performance review and appraisal through the Strategic Performance Management System, and assists and accredits agencies for the establishment of their own human resource management systems and standards through the Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management.

For the past years, the CSC has undergone a great number of reforms in terms of structure, size, leadership, position classification, and pay scheme, which Oliva said are geared toward upholding the integrity of the commission and building a high-trust society.

The civil service system in the Philippines was formally established under Public Law 5, otherwise known as "An Act for the Establishment and Maintenance of our Efficient and Honest Civil Service in the Philippine Island" in 1900.

In 1959, Republic Act 2260, otherwise known as the Civil Service Law, was enacted.


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