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CSC holds workshop to improve performance, public service delivery

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has hopped on the first phase or Initiation Phase in adopting the Performance Governance System – Balanced Scorecard (PGS-BSC), a management and performance measurement tool towards good governance.
CSC officials and rank-and-file employees recently attended a PGS Initiation Working Session where they revisited the organization’s existing core values, vision statement and mission statement and assessed how these can be translated to actual strategic commitments and initiatives.
CSC Chair Francisco T. Duque III said that installing the PGS-BSC will be a big boost to the Commission’s goal to improve public service delivery and curb corruption in government. “The change that we are yearning to see should start from within. By straightening out our systems and strategies, the CSC will be in a better position to be heralds of good governance within the bureaucracy.”
Representatives of the Institute for Solidarity in Asia (ISA) and Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), including ISA President Francisco C. Eizmendi Jr. and DAP President Antonio D. Kalaw Jr., attended the working session to assist the CSC in going through the Initiation Phase of the PGS-BSC installation.
A key advantage of the PGS is the involvement of external stakeholders in ensuring that organizations are responsive to their mandate. As such, a Multi-Sectoral Governance Coalition (MSGC) composed of representatives from the civil society, media and business sectors collaborated with the CSC during the working session. They helped identify how the CSC can pursue its own development and how they, as partners, can contribute to that pursuit. MSGC members who joined the working session include former CSC Chair Ricardo L. Saludo, Manila Times President/CEO Dante Francis M. Ang II, Personnel Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) Executive Director Gerardo A. Plana, Raul Dizon and Vicente Carlos Roque from Gawad Kalinga, and Erico Habijan of the National Educators Academy of the Philippines.
The PGS was adopted from the BSC, a management tool for tracking performance developed at the Harvard University Business School. PGS translates statements of governance and vision to actionable strategies and commitments leading to the realization of breakthrough results. In the process, a Governance Scorecard is developed to monitor and track the progress of the PGS using a set of metrics that will be the basis for measuring actual performance against commitment.
Inherent in the design of the system is strategic private-public partnership of the organization and its stakeholders, thus making governance a responsibility both of the government and the governed.
After the CSC has satisfied all the requirements under the Initiation Phase of the PGS-BSC installation, it will be granted a status of “PGS Initiated”.
Succeeding phases are Compliance, Proficiency and Institutionalization. An organization is elevated into a status of “Maharlika Hall of Fame” upon full institutionalization of the PGS in the organization.

 

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PUBLICATIONS AND MEDIA RELATIONS DIVISION
Public Assistance and Information Office

Civil Service Commission
IBP Road, Batasan Hills, Diliman, Quezon City
Tel. No.: 931-4180
www.youtube.com/user/cscmedia
www.csc.gov.ph

CSC supports campaign to end violence against women

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) urged government agencies to participate in the observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) that will run from November 25 to December 12.
This annual occasion, with the theme “Magna Carta ni PiNay: Gawing Tunay, Karahasan sa Kababaihan, Wakasan!” aims to eliminate gender-based violence by stressing the need to protect the rights and opportunities of Filipino women outlined in the Magna Carta of Women (Republic Act No. 9710).
According to the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) website, VAW is “a human rights issue” and “is not limited to physical abuse”. Violence committed against women may come in the form of “emotional, verbal, psychological, economic and sexual abuse”.
To participate in the 18-day campaign, agencies may undertake activities that aim to end gender-based violence, including a one-day orientation session for human resource (HR) practitioners in government that will focus on the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace and highlight provisions and gaps in the existing Anti-Sexual Harassment Law. They may also participate in the activities lined up by the PCW, the lead agency for the observance of the annual campaign.
CSC Chair Francisco T. Duque III said that the CSC has long been a staunch supporter of the government’s anti-VAW campaign in line with its efforts to mainstream gender and development (GAD) in the bureaucracy.
“Being the primary institution tasked with protecting the rights and welfare of state workers, part of our objectives is to eliminate gender biases in the workplace and to address the specific needs of female and male employees,” Duque said.
He said that the CSC is continuously reviewing and enhancing HR policies in the public sector to make them more gender-responsive. In 1991, the CSC revised the rule on maternity leave benefits to provide a woman the option to return to her work before the expiration of her two-month leave, allowing her to receive the benefits granted under the Maternity Leave Law and the salary for actual services rendered effective the day she reports for work.
To complement the maternity leave, the CSC jointly penned with the Department of Health the policy granting paternity leave. This privilege is granted to a married male employee, allowing him to take a leave for seven days with pay so that he can lend support and care for his wife in her period of recovery after delivery or miscarriage, and in taking care of the newly-born.
The CSC promulgated in 1994 the Anti-Sexual Harassment Policy in the Workplace. The said circular defines sexual harassment and characterizes it as an administrative offense.
Pursuant to the Solo Parents Welfare Act of 2002, the CSC expanded the scope of granting maternity leave benefits to unmarried women. It also issued a directive granting seven days of parental leave to solo parents in recognition of their parental responsibilities and obligations.
Addressing the need to level the playing field, the Commission issued in 1999 a directive calling for equal representation of women and men in third level positions in government to promote gender equality.
In 2001, the CSC formulated the Administrative Disciplinary Rules on Sexual Harassment Cases. Considered a landmark issuance of the CSC, the new Rules provide for the consistent and uniform rules of procedure in investigating, prosecuting and resolving sexual harassment cases in government offices.
Among its salient provisions is the creation of the Committee on Decorum and Investigation (CODI) in all government agencies. The CODI shall be responsible for receiving and investigating sexual harassment complaints. Capability-building programs were designed for those who will conduct training programs on anti-sexual harassment rules and policies. A memorandum of agreement was signed with the Department of Education for the conduct of training on sexual harassment with the CODI of the agency’s regional and division offices.
In January 2004, the CSC, through its Human Resource Development Office, developed a training design on Gender Sensitivity Training (GST) Program. The program aims to enhance awareness and deeper understanding of gender concepts and the manifestations of gender bias.

 

Source:


PUBLICATIONS AND MEDIA RELATIONS DIVISION
Public Assistance and Information Office

Civil Service Commission
IBP Road, Batasan Hills, Diliman, Quezon City
Tel. No.: 931-4180
www.youtube.com/user/cscmedia
www.csc.gov.ph

 

Female gov’t workers who undergo surgery entitled to special leave

Women employees in government who will undergo surgery due to gynecological disorders are now entitled to avail of special leave.
The Civil Service Commission (CSC), through Resolution No. 1000432 promulgated on November 22, 2010, has issued the guidelines for the availment of special leave benefit granted under Section 18 of Republic Act No. 9710, otherwise known as the Magna Carta of Women (MCW).
Covered by the special leave benefit are female employees in the public sector, regardless of age and civil status, who have rendered at least six months aggregate service for the last 12 months prior to undergoing surgery for gynecological disorders.
Under the CSC guidelines, the special leave shall be for a maximum period of two months per year with full pay based on her gross monthly compensation (monthly basic pay plus mandatory allowances). It may be used for the period covering the surgery until recuperation. Absence incurred from the pre-surgery period, as well as those in excess of the two months allowed under the special leave benefit, may be charged against the employee’s earned leave credits.
The benefit covers procedures provided in the List of Surgical Operations for Gynecological Disorders formulated by a Technical Working Committee composed of obstetrician-gynecologists, surgeons and medical doctors.
Further, the CSC guidelines state that “the special leave benefit is non-cumulative and not convertible to cash.”
The guidelines shall be implemented retroactively starting September 15, 2009 or the day the MCW took effect. This means that employees covered by the said guidelines who have undergone surgery and recuperation due to gynecological disorders from the said date onwards are allowed to avail of the special leave.
Those who used their sick or vacation leave credits for surgery and recuperation that occurred between September 15, 2009 and November 21, 2010, the day prior to issuance of the CSC guidelines, can have their leave credits restored.
For a full copy of CSC Resolution No. 1000432, log on to www.csc.gov.ph.

Female gov’t workers who undergo surgery entitled to special leave

Women employees in government who will undergo surgery due to gynecological disorders are now entitled to avail of special leave.
The Civil Service Commission (CSC), through Resolution No. 1000432 promulgated on November 22, 2010, has issued the guidelines for the availment of special leave benefit granted under Section 18 of Republic Act No. 9710, otherwise known as the Magna Carta of Women (MCW).
Covered by the special leave benefit are female employees in the public sector, regardless of age and civil status, who have rendered at least six months aggregate service for the last 12 months prior to undergoing surgery for gynecological disorders.
Under the CSC guidelines, the special leave shall be for a maximum period of two months per year with full pay based on her gross monthly compensation (monthly basic pay plus mandatory allowances). It may be used for the period covering the surgery until recuperation. Absence incurred from the pre-surgery period, as well as those in excess of the two months allowed under the special leave benefit, may be charged against the employee’s earned leave credits.
The benefit covers procedures provided in the List of Surgical Operations for Gynecological Disorders formulated by a Technical Working Committee composed of obstetrician-gynecologists, surgeons and medical doctors.
Further, the CSC guidelines state that “the special leave benefit is non-cumulative and not convertible to cash.”
The guidelines shall be implemented retroactively starting September 15, 2009 or the day the MCW took effect. This means that employees covered by the said guidelines who have undergone surgery and recuperation due to gynecological disorders from the said date onwards are allowed to avail of the special leave.
Those who used their sick or vacation leave credits for surgery and recuperation that occurred between September 15, 2009 and November 21, 2010, the day prior to issuance of the CSC guidelines, can have their leave credits restored.
For a full copy of CSC Resolution No. 1000432, log on to www.csc.gov.ph.
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