July 5, 2016

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has been named Finalist in the Excellence in Social Responsibility Category in the third annual Investors in People (IIP) Awards, a recognition given to organizations that have achieved high standards in people management.

The Commission’s entry was shortlisted among 300 entries received from across 20 countries, all of which were recognized in an awards ceremony held on June 29, 2016 at Old Billingsgate, London.

The CSC was shortlisted for its achievements in demonstrating that social responsibility is not just a policy or mandate; it is driven from the top and rooted in the culture of the whole organization. It has ensured good internal governance in order to develop its own people, which in turn, has enabled it to successfully implement programs with great social impact, such as the Integrated Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA) Program.

The IIP Awards recognize the IIP-accredited organizations that have achieved the highest standards in people management. There are a range of categories, from Excellence in Leadership and Management to Excellence in Social Responsibility to Leader of the Year and Best Newcomer.

CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala said, “We are happy that our employees’ dedication and hard work are now being recognized on a larger scale. Being shortlisted for this award gives us greater confidence that we will achieve our broader, long-term goals because it shows that we have successfully invested in and supported our people.”

IIP Head Paul Devoy said, “We have been overwhelmed by the number and caliber of entries received for the Investors in People Awards. It’s fantastic to see so many organizations nominated for outperforming in their sector, demonstrating great people management practice and a commitment to staff development.”

The CSC is the first government agency in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia to get IIP accreditation, touted as the “Global Seal of Excellence in People Management”.

In November 2015, the CSC received organization-wide IIP Bronze accreditation for adherence to 65 good people management practices or criteria that relate to the areas of organizational alignment, empowerment, learning and development, leadership, and continuous improvement. This achievement was a step higher from the Standard Level accreditation it obtained in November 2014 and June 2015.