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CSC-2 leads "Brigada Ahensiya"

Tuguegarao City (9 June) -- The Regional Office of the Civil Service Commission (CSC 02), in its aim to instill cleanliness and orderliness in the workplace has led the first "Brigada Ahensiya", a program which enjoined all employees to participate in the cleanup, repair, repainting and refurbishing of their respective workplaces.

Alfredo Pauig of the CSC 02, said the program which was launched last May is an annual clean-up program for all government agencies to improve the working conditions of government employees, especially where frontline services are provided.

Pauig added that each agency and Local Government Unit has spent one to three days in May for the first Brigada Ahensiya and this will be repeated every year thereafter.

In the program, government employees adhered to the Five S's, a list of five Japanese words starting with the letter S - Seiri, Seiton, Seiso, Seiketsu and Shitsuke, which can be translated into English as Sort, Systematize, Sweep, Standardize and Sustain.

Under Phase 1- Seiri (Sort), each agency has discarded all unnecessary materials; Phase 2- Seiton (Systematize), placed everything into its designated place so that it can be accessed or retrieved, as well as returned quickly; Phase 3-Seiso (Sweep), swept up the workplace; Phase 4-Seiketsu (Standardize), defined standards by which personnel must measure and maintain both personal and environmental cleanliness and orderliness and Phase 5-Shitsuke (Sustain), maintained and reviewed standards.

Meanwhile, Valnisan Calubaquib also from CSC stressed that heads of agencies may also consider donating items such as furniture, fixtures, supplies and equipment which their offices no longer need to public schools and barangays, subject to the rules of the Commission on Audit and other existing rules and regulations.

Calubaquib added that under the CSC memorandum circular issued by Chairman Ricardo Saludo, the CSC Regional Office shall have simple but meaningful recognition rites for the best Brigada Ahensiya as one of the activities during the observance of the Philippine Civil Service Anniversary.

Each agency may likewise encourage its personnel by giving simple tokens of appreciation such as citation or awards to the best departments on their contribution to the said program. Model government agencies shall share their success and achievements with other agencies. (PIA Cagayan) [top]

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