Download a copy of the Civil Service Reporter magazine 2nd Quarter Issue (2021) here

From the Chairperson’s Desk

Pandemials is a term that appeared in the 2021 Global Risks Report of the World Economic Forum. The report laid down the multiple challenges faced by these young adults aged 15-24 in this time of pandemic and beyond. These include employment and other economic opportunities disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and the rapid changes in the landscape of several industries.

As the government’s premiere human resource institution, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) likes to prime public service as a promising pathway, a good career start or career shift for pandemials and other generations alike.

Also in time for the graduation season, this issue of Civil Service Reporter magazine gives the class of 2021 a comprehensive guide on joining the public service, including useful information on special eligibilities (Cover Story on pp. 21-25 and Executive Letter on pp. 26-31).

New CSC issuances and policies such as new rules on leave and sexual harassment are also featured in the News section (pp. 15-16), as well as regional activities in the Regional News section (pp. 16-18)

An insightful article on digital workplace learning and development can be found on HR Spotlight (pp. 32-37), while a feature on the Occupational and Safety Health Standards is on this issue’s Health and Wellness section (pp. 45-48). 

We also start rallying government workers to join the upcoming 121st Philippine Civil Service Anniversary in September with the theme Transforming Public Service in the Next Decade: Honing Agile and Future-Ready Servant-Heroes. The weekly highlights are on p. 42-43. 

We hope that through these information and feature articles, we help our readers, especially the pandemials, understand how it is to join the government service and the opportunities that it entails. We also hope to encourage existing public servants to take pride in the work that they do, to try their best to contribute to problem solving, and to keep exploring and learning trends to become future-ready servant heroes. 

Mabuhay and serbisyo publiko!

ALICIA dela ROSA-BALA
Chairperson
Civil Service Commission