February 23, 2024

The search is on for exemplary public servants.

The Civil Service Commission-Cordillera announced the nomination for the “2024 Search for Outstanding Government Workers in the Cordillera Administrative Region” has started.

The annual search for public service exemplars is mandated under the 1987 Philippine Constitution and is undertaken through the CSC Honor Awards Program (HAP).

It aims to recognize and reward individuals and groups that have rendered outstanding contributions and achievements and have displayed exemplary conduct and ethical behavior in public service.

Nominations for the search are now accepted nationwide through the CSC’s regional and field offices.

Nomination forms and other relevant information about the search may be obtained from any of the CSC’s regional and field offices or from the HAP Secretariat at the CSC central office, Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City.

Downloadable HAP forms and guidelines are available at the CSC website:www.csc.gov.ph.

Heads of agencies are encouraged to nominate their officials or employees who were awardee/s under their agency’s Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (Praise), pursuant to CSC Memorandum Circular 2, s. 2019. 

Posthumous nomination may also be made for a public servant who died in the line of duty or in the pursuit of his/her official duties and responsibilities as a civil servant.

Government agencies have until March 31 to submit to CSC regional or provincial offices nominations of agency officials and employees in any or all of the three award categories in the search: Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award (individual or group), Dangal ng Bayan Award (individual only), and CSC Pagasa Award (individual or group).

A previous national awardee can still be nominated to the same or to another award after five years from the conferment of his/her award, provided the nomination is based on new set of accomplishments and/or exemplary norms/behavior manifested.

Nominees who are recipients of national awards given by private organizations/institutions shall be automatically considered for the search.

Any individual or organization with extensive knowledge of the performance and behavior of the official, employee or group/team may nominate for the honor awards.

While agencies are expected to nominate their exemplars, there is no limit as to the number of nominees which the agency may submit in any of the three award categories.

Nominations must be approved and endorsed by the office, provincial, or regional Praise Committee to the department/agency head which in turn shall endorse the nomination to the HAP Secretariat through the CSC field offices/regional offices.

The conferment of honor awards aims to motivate or inspire government employees to improve the quality of their performance and instill deeper involvement in public service.

The search culminates with the recognition and conferment of awards to deserving public servants during the celebration of the anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service in September. For any queries, contact CSC-Cordillera at 443-5981 or 443-5982, email [email protected], or via https://www.facebook.com/csccordilleras, or seek assistance from any provincial office. – Press release