The Civil Service Commission (CSC) calls for nominations to the 2017 Search for Outstanding Government Workers, an annual Search that forms part of CSC’s Honor Awards Program (HAP).
The HAP is open to all elective and appointive officials and employees holding permanent, temporary, coterminous, contractual, and casual status of employment in the government, whether stationed in the Philippines or abroad. Appointive barangay officials and employees may be nominated upon meeting certain conditions. For group nominees, maximum number of members is 10. Posthumous nominations may also be made for a public official or employee who died in the line of duty or in the pursuit of his/her official duties and responsibilities in the last 12 months.
The Search covers the following categories:
(1) Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award which is conferred to an individual or group for exceptional or extraordinary contributions resulting from an idea or performance that had nationwide impact on public interest, security, and patrimony;
(2) CSC Pagasa Award which is given to an individual or group for outstanding contributions resulting from an idea or performance that directly benefit more than one department of the government; and
(3) Dangal ng Bayan Award which is conferred to an individual for performance of an 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 6713 (Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees).
The 2017 HAP Guidelines, nominations forms, and related materials may be downloaded from the following websites: www.csc.gov.ph or cscro6.wordpress.com.
Nominations to the Search will be accepted at the CSC Regional and Field Offices until March 31, 2017.
CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala said that, more than rewarding exemplary performance and behavior, the Search hopes to provide a counter perspective to the negative image of government. “We hope to share stories of competence, determination, self-sacrifice, and integrity in government as a testament to the fact that many public servants go the extra mile without fanfare or expectation of reward,” she said.
“These are people who are driven by compassion and their dream of a better life for Filipinos – truly worthy to be called lingkod bayani,” Bala added.
In 2016, Mr. Noel A. Polaron, Secondary School Principal III, Belison National School, Belison, Antique, was recognized as one of the Dangal ng Bayan awardees. Out of 12 HAP regional winners, Mr. Polaron is the sole national awardee from region 6.
For more details on the HAP, please contact the Public Assistance and Liaison Division, CSC RO VI at telephone no. (033) 321-1253 or the nearest CSC Field Office.
Please click the link to download the 2017 HAP Materials: