The Civil Service Commission (CSC),
the central personnel agency of the Philippine government, has
adjudicative responsibility in the national government structure
and is tasked to render final arbitration on disputes and personnel
actions on Civil Service matters.
Mandate. To promote morale, efficiency, integrity, responsiveness,
progressive-ness, and courtesy in the Civil Service.
Vision. An institution that shall be
the source of expert advice on public personnel administration
to the other branches of government, forerunner in promoting
best practices in civil service programs and policies, and a
model and paragon in customer service excellence.
Mission. To transform the civil service
into a force representing the best of our democratic institutions.
" leading and initiating the professional-ization of the
" promoting public accountability in government service
" adopting performance-based tenure in government
" implementing the integrated rewards and incentives program
for govern-ment employees.
6 Key Reform Areas:
" Effective and Efficient Administrative Justice
" Professionalizing the Civil Service
" Improving Public Service Delivery
" Harnessing Public Sector Unionism
" Strengthening External Relations
" Managing Support Services
1900 - Civil service system in the Phil-ippines
formally established under Public Law No. 5 (An Act for the Establishment
and Maintenance of Our Efficient and Honest Civil Service in
the Philippine Island); Civil Service Board created to administer
civil service examinations and set standards for appointment
in government service.
1905 - Civil Service Board reorganized into a Bureau.
1935 - Merit system firmly established by the Phil. Constitution
as basis for employment in government.
1935-1959 - Bureau's jurisdiction expanded to include the 3 government
branches: national, local, and government corporations.
1959 -Bureau converted into the Civil Service Commission with
department status under RA 2260, (Civil Service Law).
1972 - CSC reorganized under PD 181.
1975 - CSC's role as central personnel agency of government redefined
by PD 807 (The Civil Service Decree of the Philippines).
1987 - Present mandate (derived from Article IX-B of 1987 Constitution)
effected by Executive Order No. 292 (The 1987 Administrative
Code), which essentially reiterates existing principles and policies
in the administration of the bureaucracy and recognizes, for
the first time, the right of government employees to self-organization
and collective negotiations.