Cebu marks 107th civil service anniversary
Cebu City (September 25) -- The Civil Service Commission (CSC) celebrates its 107th anniversary this month with the theme, "Itaguyod ang Kasarinlan ng Career Service."
The theme highlights CSC's aim to uplift the stature of the career service as a distinct institution.
During a forum of the Association of Government Information Officers (AGIO-7) recently, the CSC bared its anniversary activities, new guidelines and policies.
Atty. Ariel Bacatan of the commission's legal office said they will also hold this year the "Parangal and Pasasalamat" – an annual awards rites capping the seven month-long search for outstanding officials and employees. The CSC will award exemplary individuals and groups in the government with the prestigious Presidential Lingkod Bayan, Dangal ng Bayan and Pag-Asa Award.
Bacatan also revealed the commission's newly policies regarding the career examinations. He said that even high school graduates are now qualified to take civil service career exam unlike before that only examinees who were college graduates or had at least obtained 72 units in the curriculum were allowed.
Government officials enjoying a monthly salary grade of P18,000 are also qualified to take the third level degree of the civil service career exam, which qualifies an official to hold chief executive officer ranks in the government.
Bacatan added that private employees holding managerial positions who would like to take the third level degree of the career exam are likewise qualified provided they submit a certification of employment from their employer.
The said certification is the basis for the commission's background investigation. (PIA-7/hfg) [top]