“CSC Announces Search for 2012 Outstanding Public Officials and Employees”

            The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announces the start of the 2012 Search for Outstanding Public Officials and Employees as mandated in the 1987 Philippine Constitution, Executive Order Nos. 292 and 508, s. 1992, as amended by Executive Order No. 77, s. of 1993 and Republic Act no. 6713.

            The conferment of the awards forms part of the Commission’s advocacy of promoting excellence and of recognizing and rewarding civil servants for outstanding performance, contribution and achievements and/or consistent manifestation of exemplary ethical behavior in the public service.

            The Honor Awards Program shall cover all officials and employees in the career and non-career service of the government. This also includes appointive barangay officials and employees recognized as government employees pursuant to CSC Resolution No. 01-1352 dated August 10, 2001 which provides, as follows: 1) their respective appointment papers are submitted to the CSC for records purposes; 2) their positions have fixed salary in accoradnce with the salary schedule provided for in Local Budget Circular no. 63, s. 1996; 3) they meet the qualification requirements set in the Local Government Code of 1991; and 4) their attendance and service records are kept and maintained in the barangay office. However, employees, whose nature of employment falls either under job order or contract of services, as defined in Sections 1 and 2, Rule XI of the Revised Omnibus Rules on Appointments and Other Personnel Actions are excluded from the coverage of the program.

         The awards for outstanding work performance are the following:  

1. Presidential or Lingkod Bayan Award is conferred on an individual or group of    individuals for exceptional or extraordinary contributions resulting from an idea or performance that had nationwide impact on public interest, security and  patrimony.  The contribution may be a suggestion, innovation, invention or superior accomplishment; and,

2. Civil Service Commission Pagasa Award is conferred on an individual or group of individuals for outstanding contribution/s resulting from an idea or performance that directly benefit more than one department of the government.

            The term “group” shall refer to the following:

1. Two or more individuals bound by a common objective, a task force, a technical group or special working team, formed/created/organized      formally or informally to undertake certain projects/programs. Maximum membership for both Presidential or Lingkod Bayan and Civil Service Commission Pagasa Awards group/team shall not exceed 10 employees.

2. The group/team should have demonstrated teamwork/camaraderie shown by constant communication, coordination, cooperation, and cohesiveness among its members. Each group/team should have verifiable/actual contribution in the attainment of the group/team’s accomplishment.

            Then, the award for exemplary conduct and ethical behavior is the Outstanding Public Officials and Employees Award or the Dangal ng Bayan Award.  This award is  conferred on an individual for performance of extraordinary act or public service and consistent demonstration of exemplary ethical behavior on the basis of his/her observance of the eight  norms of behavior provided under Republic Act No. 6713, otherwise known as the “Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees”:  Commitment to Public Interest, Professionalism, Justness and Sincerity, Political Neutrality, Responsiveness to the Public, Nationalism and Patriotism, Commitment to Democracy, and Simple Living.

            Nominated officials and employees in the individual, group/team category must meet the following criteria:

1. Must be in the government service at the time of nomination. Posthumous nominations may be made for a public servant who died in the line of duty or in the pursuit of his/her officials duties and responsibilities as a civil servant. Posthumous nominations should be formalized within 12 months from the time of death of the official and/or employee;

2. Have been rated at least very Satisfactory or its equivalent for the last two performance rating periods prior to their nominations; and

3. Have not been found guilty of any administrative or criminal offense involving moral turpitude at the time of nomination.

            A group or team may be nominated in either the Presidential or Lingkod Bayan or the CSC Pagasa Award, even if there are members who fail to meet squarely the Items 1 to 3 qualification requirements. Said members, however, shall be excluded from the grant of award should the team/group be selected as an awardee.

            Any individual or organization with extensive knowledge of the outstanding work performance and/or exemplary ethical behavior of the official or employee or group/team may nominate an individual or group of individuals for a specific category in the Honor Awards Program.

           Nominations to the 2012 Search for Outstanding Public Officials and Employees under the Presidential or Lingkod Bayan, the Outstanding Public Officials and Employees or the Dangal ng Bayan and CSC Pagasa Awards categories must be submitted to to  any   Civil   Service   Commission  Provincial/Field  or   Regional  Office  on  or  before April 30, 2012.

            For more details regarding the Honor Awards Program, you may call us at our CSC Regional Office, 482-0699, or you may visit the nearest CSC Field Office.