Civil Service Commission (CSC) region 10 in celebration of its 117th anniversary convened heads of national and local government in Talakayan ng mga Lingkod Bayan to share programs and projects which underscored ‘malasakit’ or care for the people.
CSC regional director Adams Torres shared that this year’s theme, “Tugon sa hamon ng pagbabago, Malasakit ng Lingkod Bayani” is a challenge to government employees to change and be agents of change. In fact, he said, “We are agents of change.” This can be achieved through showing ‘malasakit’ or care such as in various government programs and projects that would uplift the lives of the people.
He explained that each government office has a story of ‘malasakit’.
Although he admitted that only a few selected people can enter the career service. He said that anyone who wants to enter public service are strictly screened not just in their qualifications but based on their character.
He also clarified that the security of tenure does not mean you cannot be removed from your post. Right now, CSC implements performance based security of tenure where employees are rated through their performance according to their position. Aside from this, government employees also follow Republic Act 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards. This would include duties and responsibilities and prohibited acts.
Apart from facilitating eligibility exams, processing appointments and providing trainings, CSC can also act as a quasi-court, a disciplining body to cases which are elevated from other government agencies.
Torres explained that if there are concerns in a government agency, the head of office is the first person to resolve the issue. However, when it is not resolved or head of office does not take action then CSC will be the one to do it for them alongside with other regulatory services.
As quasi court, CSC can impose discipline with highest penalty to remove the person from government service. However, for criminal cases, the Office of the Ombudsman can imprison a government employee if found guilty.
Corruption is the number one enemy of the government. Torres shared that through the Anti Red Tape Act (ARTA), processing time of government documents is revealed. People will know exactly how long the process will take. This is believed to lessen or do away with corruption which is the source of money making. He further said to never transact anyone without any valid ID.
Torres revealed that dishonesty is the number one case among government offices in the entire country. This includes falsification of documents, fake educational attainment, fake qualification of licenses from the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) or Career Service Eligibility from CSC or National Certificate (NC) II from Technical Educations Skills and Development Authority (TESDA).
In terms of hiring, CSC 10 has come up with weekly bulletin of vacancies. Torres urges everyone to check their facebook page Civil Service Commission region 10 to get weekly job hiring in various government offices in Northern Mindanao. (JMOR/PIA10)