In keeping with recent Supreme Court pronouncements relative to the Career Executive Service (CES), the Civil Service Commission has issued the policies governing non-presidential appointees to executive or managerial positions in the second level of the career service. CSC Memorandum Circular No. 13, s. 2011 which aims to ensure managerial competence, classified second level positions into non-supervisory, supervisory, and executive/managerial.
Incumbents of executive/managerial positions in the second level under temporary status, whose only deficiency under the previous qualification standards is the third level eligibility, may now be issued permanent appointment while promotions to executive/managerial positions in the second level shall now be governed by the new qualification requirements. Among the qualifications are: 1. Education – Master’s degree; 2. Experience – Five years of supervisory experience; 3. A total of 120 hours of managerial training; and 4. Eligibility – Appropriate eligibility for second level positions or appropriate bar of board for positions involving practice of profession.
Other requirements include: 1. Candidates shall be screened by the Personnel Selection Board (PSB) for the second level; 2. An in-depth assessment of the behavioral attributes/character of the candidate; 3. A thorough background investigation; and 4. Vacant executive/managerial positions in the second level that are authorized to be filled, together with their corresponding qualification standards, shall be posted in three conspicuous places in the agency and submitted to the CSC-Examination, Recruitment and Placement Office for publication in the CSC and Philjobnet websites as provided under CSC MC 11, s. 2007.
In cases where there are no qualified eligibles available for appointment as certified by the CSC, temporary appointment to executive/managerial positions in the second level and subsequent renewals may be allowed subject to the following restrictions: 1. Issued for a period not exceeding 12 months; 2. Appointee may be replaced sooner if a qualified Civil Service eligible becomes available; and 3. Vacancies to such temporary appointments shall be published and posted at least one month prior to expiration of the temporary appointment.
With the approval and assistance of CSC, agency heads may prescribe qualification standards for executive/managerial positions in the second level suitable to requirements of their agency, develop a qualifying or promotional test and create a special PSB for the purpose.