Web Admin Update:

We’ve uploaded the following CSC issuances related to the 2012 PCSA:

  • CSC Memorandum Circular No. 8, s. 2012 on the 112th Anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service; and
  • CSC Memorandum Circular No. 11, s. 2012 allowing agencies to grant half-day compensatory time-off for participating employees in the fun run.

You may download said files from the Downloads tab.

Web Admin Update:

We have updated the website for your convenience.

You can now find all contest guidelines, registration forms, and promo materials under the Downloads tab. If you are looking for news, announcements, and updates, you can access them through the News Room tab.

We hope you find this easier to navigate. Thanks and good luck to the contest participants!

Essay tilt zeroes in on gender issues

Winning piece wins P30,000

The country’s population is almost equally distributed among men and women. Despite this fact, various forms of gender inequality and stereotyping still abound, with women commonly at the losing end.

While gender inequality remains to be everyone’s concern, civil servants, being policy makers and implementers, can be influential agents of change. Thus, they are given the chance to share their opinions on this issue by joining the 2012 Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (PCSA) Essay Writing Contest.

The contest, with the theme “Lingkod Bayani Working for Gender Responsive, Accessible, Courteous, and Effective Public Service”, fosters an understanding of how gender inequalities are compounded in the Philippine society. It also encourages an appreciation of a public servant’s role in identifying the barriers women and men face in accessing public services and developing strategies to overcome them.

The contest is open to all government employees. Those who are employed under job order or contract of service, as well as CSC employees and their relatives within the third degree of consanguinity or affinity, are not qualified to join.

The participants must answer the question, “As a lingkod bayani (servant hero), how can you contribute to and ensure a gender responsive, accessible, courteous, and effective public service?” The essay may be written in English or in Filipino and must not exceed 900 words. It must be written on A4-sized paper, double-spaced using Arial size 12 font.

Entries must be original. Thus, they must not have been included as an entry in any government–sponsored/administered essay writing contest nor published in any medium, either in printed material or posted in websites. Any form of plagiarism will result in the disqualification of an entry. Hence, all quotes and references throughout the essay must be properly cited and clearly marked.

Essays may be submitted either in printed or electronic form. Printed entries must be sent via registered mail, courier, or personally delivered to the Gender and Development Secretariat c/o Office for Personnel Management and Development, Civil Service Commission, Batasang Pambansa Complex, Constitution Hills, Diliman, Quezon City.

On the other hand, electronic entries should be submitted in portable data format (PDF) and sent via e-mail to essay_2012@yahoo.com.ph. Only one entry per person shall be allowed.

Submission of entries is until August 3, 2012.

Entries will be judged according to appropriateness to contest theme, originality and creativity, style and organization, and language proficiency. The author of the winning essay will receive P30,000 while the second and third placers will bag P20,000 and P15,000, respectively.

The full contest guidelines may be accessed through the PCSA website at http://www.celebratepcsa.wordpress.com.

Every year, the bureaucracy celebrates PCSA to commemorate the birth of the Philippine civil service in September 1900. Through various activities, the PCSA aims to promote public service excellence and to highlight the contributions of state workers to national development.

CSC Press Release
June 18, 2012

VP Binay to lead R.A.C.E. to Serve Fun Run

In celebration of the 112th anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service this coming September 2012 with the theme “Kawani, Ikaw ay Isang Lingkod Bayani,” the Civil Service Commission (CSC) will once again hold the “R.A.C.E. to Serve II Fun Run.” To be held on Sept. 8, 5:00 a.m. at the Quirino Grandstand, Rizal Park, Manila, Vice President Jejomar C. Binay and CSC Chairman Francisco T. Duque III will be leading the event.

The categories are 3K, 5K, and 10K, men and women. The fun run is open to the general public. Runners have to be 18 years old and above to participate.

Everyone is encouraged to take part in the said undertaking as the proceeds of the fun run will go to an endowment fund for families of civil servants who died in the line of duty. Registration is until August 6. The form may be downloaded from http://www.celebratepcsa.wordpress.com.

The fun run is held in cooperation with the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), National Parks and Development Committee (NPDC), City Government of Manila, Pasay City Government, and Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP).

Interested participants may contact Director Claudia A. Tan at (02) 381-7681 or Mr. Henry Peliño at (02) 749-9026, 02-7408412 local 205 or e-mail csc_ncr@yahoo.com or cscncr_psed@yahoo.com.

CSC Press Release
June 11, 2012