The Philippine Civil Service marks its 113th year on September 2013. The birth of the civil service signifies the start of the Philippine government’s journey after the declaration of independence. Thus, it is an important hallmark in the history of our nation. All government agencies are part of this nationwide celebration.
The Civil Service Commission spearheads the celebration of the 113th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (PCSA) with the theme “Tatak Lingkod Bayani: Isabuhay, Ipagmalaki at Ipagbunyi.” Events and activities are lined up in order to promote the public servant’s ideals of excellence, integrity, and selfless service.
The Civil Service Commission
The Civil Service Commission is the central human resource institution of the Philippine government, and adviser to the President on civil service matters.
A constitutional commission, the CSC is mandated to “establish a career service, adopt measures to promote morale, efficiency, integrity, responsiveness, and courtesy in the civil service, strengthen the merit and rewards system, integrate all human resource development programs for all levels and ranks, and institutionalize a management climate conducive to public accountability.” As such, the Commission reviews, formulates, implements, monitors, and evaluates programs, projects, and policies for the country’s 1.4 million state workers stationed in government offices nationwide. These programs, projects, and policies run the gamut of the human resource management cycle – from recruitment and selection, compensation and incentives, performance appraisal, training and development, employee discipline, and up to retirement.