Search is on for 2009 outstanding public officials, employees
Tacloban City (March 1) -- The Civil Service Commission is again embarking on a nationwide hunt for outstanding officials and employees, who could be role models and inspiration to government employees to improve the quality of their performance and instill deeper involvement in public service.
Atty. Marilyn E. Taldo, Assistant Regional Director of the Civil Service Commission Region 8 informed that the Search is open to all officials and employees both in the career and non-career service of the government. This includes appointive barangay officials and workers recognized as government employees.
At stake are three awards, the Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award for work performance of nationwide impact on public interest, security and patrimony; the CSC Pag-asa Award for work performance of limited impact usually benefiting more than one department of government; and the Dangal ng Bayan Award for exemplary conduct and ethical behavior.
Any individual or group may nominate candidates to the different award categories. To qualify, the nominees must have made a significant achievement related to any of the award categories and must be in government service at the time of nomination.
The nominees must have a performance rating of at least "very satisfactory" or its equivalent for the last two rating periods prior to nomination.
The nominees must not have been found guilty of any administrative or criminal case involving moral turpitude and must have no pending administrative or criminal offense at the time of nomination. Government groups or teams may be nominated to the Lingkod Bayan and Pag-asa Awards.
Prizes awaiting the Lingkod Bayan and Dangal ng Bayan winners are a P100,000.00 cash prize and automatic promotion to the next higher position or its equivalent salary. On the other hand, Pag-asa Awardees will receive P50,000.00 in cash. The winners will also receive plaques of recognition, medallions, trophies, scholarships and other incentives.
The Search culminates with the recognition and conferment of awards to deserving public servants during the celebration of the anniversary of Philippine Civil Service in September.
Deadline for submission of nominations for the 2006 Civil Service Awards is on March 31. Nomination forms are available at the CSC regional office and field offices or to the Honor Awards Program Secretariat, Public Assistance Office, Diliman, Quezon City. Nomination Forms may also be downloaded at www.csc.gov.ph. (PIA 8) [top]