CSC Enjoins All in the Search for 2015 Servant-Heroes in Government
The search is on for the 2015 nationwide Search for Outstanding Public Officials and Employees under the Honor Awards Program of the Civil Service Commission.
The Search aims to recognize and reward individuals and groups of individuals who have rendered outstanding contributions and achievements, and have displayed exemplary conduct and ethical behavior in public service.
Nominations for the Search are now being accepted nationwide through the Civil Service Commission’s Regional and Field Offices or through the Honor Awards Program Secretariat. Nomination forms, details and other relevant data on the Search may be obtained from any of the CSC’s regional and field offices throughout the country or from the Honor Awards Program Secretariat at the CSC Central Office, Batasan Pambansa Complex, Quezon City. Likewise, downloadable forms and guidelines are available at website:www.csc.gov.ph. For any queries, please contact the following phone numbers: CSC –CAR Regional Office (4420366 or 4435982 local 107); CSC Baguio Field Office (4242659) and CSC Benguet Field Office (4226208); or seek assistance from any of our Provincial Offices.
Posthumous nominations may be made for a public servant who died in the line of duty or in the pursuit of his/her official 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.
Government agencies have until March 31, 2015 to submit to CSC the nominations of agency officials and employees for all the three (3) award categories in the Search: Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award; the Dangal ng Bayan Award; and the Civil Service Commission PAGASA Award.
A group or team may be nominated even if there are members who fail to meet squarely the qualification requirements. Said members, however, shall be excluded from the grant of award, should the team/group be selected a recipient.
Previous awardees can still be nominated to the same or to another award after five years from the conferment of his/her award, provided that the nomination is based on new set of accomplishments and/or exemplary norms/behavior manifested. Nominees who are recipients of national awards given by private organizations / institutions shall be automatically considered for the Search.
Any individual or organization with extensive knowledge of the performance and behavior of the official, employee or group / team may nominate for the Honor Awards.
While agencies are expected to nominate their exemplars, there is no limit as to the number of nominees which the agency may field in any of the award categories.
Nominations must be approved and endorsed by the Office, provincial or regional PRAISE Committee to the Department / Agency head which in turn shall endorse the nomination to the Honor Awards Program Secretariat through the CSC Field Offices / Regional Offices. The CSC – CAR shall prepare the endorsement letter/s once the nomination documents are ready and upon request from the concerned Offices.
The conferment of honor awards aims to motivate or inspire government employees to improve the quality of their performance and instill deeper involvement in public service. The search culminates with the recognition and conferment of awards to deserving public servants during the celebration of the anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service in September.
The support of all Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE) Committees in CAR is hereby solicited in the identification of potential 2015 HAP awardees.