A photocopy of the original Pre-Adoption Placement Authority (PAPA) is now allowed for application of adoption leave during calamity, disaster, or emergency.

This was confirmed by the Civil Service Commission through Resolution No. 2101012, which revises certain provisions of the amended Omnibus Rules on Leave. The said resolution was promulgated on 3 December 2021 and will take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication on 4 February 2022.

As the country began the official campaign period for the 2022 national and local elections, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) reminded civil servants not to engage in electioneering and partisan political activity.

The CSC said that such acts are prohibited under the 1987 Constitution and other laws and statutes, with the aim to ensure that civil servants are focused on the discharge of their duties and functions and to insulate them from politics.

Atty. Ryan Alvin R. Acosta sits as new commissioner of the Civil Service Commission (CSC), the central human resource agency of the Philippine government.

Commissioner Acosta, 42, served as Deputy Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs of the Office of the President before he was nominated to said new role. His nomination was confirmed by the Commission on Appointments on 2 February.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) recently clarified its policy on the employment in the government service of Filipinos with dual citizenship.

Republic Act No. 9225 or the “Citizenship Retention and Re-Acquisition Act of 2003” states that natural born Filipinos who were naturalized in other countries could retain or re-acquire Philippine citizenship and may only be appointed to any public office after (1) taking an oath of allegiance to the Republic of the Philippines and its duly constituted authorities prior to their assumption to office, and (2) renouncing their oath of allegiance to the country where they took the oath.

Alicia dela Rosa-Bala ends her fixed term as head of the Civil Service Commission, the central human resource (HR) agency of the Philippine government, on 2 February 2022.

Chairperson Bala was appointed by former President Benigno C. Aquino on 9 October 2015. She brought her expertise and years of experience in social work to the CSC to introduce policies and programs that empower and uplift civil servants and promote social change and development, bringing “malasakit” to public sector HR management.

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