CSC relaxes requirements for outstanding public servants awards

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union, Feb. 14 (PIA) — Getting that prestigious public service award is now a step easier with a simplified procedure.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has relaxed the requirements for public servants eyeing to be awarded as one of the 2013 Outstanding Public Officials and Employees.

Under CSC Office Memorandum No. 4, nominees are no longer required to submit the local clearances identified on item A-I, Section VI of the required nomination documents of the 2013 Honor Awards Program (HAP) guidelines.

Rainer Repollo of CSC Ilocos region said that the only clearance needed during the submission of HAP nomination is the certificate of No-Pending Administrative Case issued by the CSC regional office.

Nominees are likewise no longer required to submit clearances from various agencies namely CSC Office for Legal Affairs, National Bureau of Investigation, Office of the Ombudsman, Bureau of Internal Revenue, and Commission on Human Rights.

Repollo said that accomplished nomination forms and documents can be submitted immediately to the HAP Secretariat, Public Assistance and Information Office, CSC Building at Constitution Hills, Diliman, Quezon City or to any CSC regional/field office on March 28.

Repollo added that nominations can also be forwarded to CSC-1 for review on or before March 20 to ensure the completeness and correctness of submitted documentary requirements.

The nationwide search is an annual undertaking of the CSC as part of its advocacy to promote the culture of excellence and recognize and reward public servants for their outstanding work performance, contribution, accomplishment or consistent manifestation of exemplary ethical behavior in public service. (MCA/MHH PIA1 La Union with reports from CSC-1)#

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