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Honor Awards Program
Honor Awards Program
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What it is
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Brief History
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Scope of the Program
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Categories of Award
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Awards for Outstanding Work Performance
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Award for Exemplary Conduct and Ethical Behavior
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Qualification for Nomination
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Criteria for Evaluation
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Presidential Lingkod Bayan and Civil Service Commission Pagasa Awards- Individual Category
 
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Presidential Lingkod Bayan and Civil Service Commission Pagasa Awards- Group Category
 
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Outstanding Public Officials and Employeesor the Dangal ng Bayan Award
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Required Nomination Documents
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Procedure for Nomination
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Grounds For Disqualification of Nominations
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Submission of Nominations
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Nomination Forms
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Related Issuances
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List of 2008-2012 HAP awardees

 
Honor Awards Program
What it is
What is the CSC Honor Awards Program (HAP)?
The Honor Awards program is an annual undertaking of the Civil Service Commission that recognizes government officials and employees who have displayed outstanding work performance. 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.
Brief History
On June 19, 1959, the Employee Suggestions and Incentives Awards System (ESIAS) came into existence under Section 27 of Republic Act No. 2260. ESIAS grants honorary awards to public servants for their suggestions, inventions and extraordinary feats that result in economy and efficiency of government operation. It also grants awards to government employees who perform extraordinary acts or services beyond public expectations. Awards under RA 2260 were known as Presidential Award, Distinguished Honor Award, Superior Award and the Meritorious Honor Award. RA 2260 granted a total of 129 honor awards covering the period of 1966 until 1975.
On October 6, 1975, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) was reorganized by virtue of Presidential Decree 807 or the Civil Service Decree which established, among others, a new set of rules, regulations and guidelines on ESIAS. The new law modified the types of honor awards as follows: Presidential or Lingkod Bayan and Silangan Awards, the Civil Service Commission or Pagasa Award and the Agency or Kapwa Award.
On August 18, 1988 President Corazon C. Aquino issued Executive Order No. 334 to institute the Presidential Awards for Outstanding Public Service. Based on the Omnibus Civil Service Rules and Regulations Implementing Book V of Executive Order 292, the type of honor awards are: the Presidential or Lingkod Bayan Award and the Civil Service Commission or Pagasa Award.
In 1992, President Aquino issued Executive Order 508 revoking EO 334. EO 508 instituted the Lingkod Bayan Award as the Presidential Award for Outstanding Public Service.
President Fidel V. Ramos amended EO 508 in 1993 with Executive Order No. 77 which clarified the legal basis of the conferment of Lingkod Bayan Award.
 

GUIDELINES ON THE 2014 SEARCH FOR OUTSTANDING PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES

 
I.       SCOPE OF THE PROGRAM
The Honor Awards Program (HAP) shall cover all officials and employees in the career and non-career service of the government. Appointive barangay officials and employees may also be nominated provided they meet all the following conditions pursuant to CSC Resolution No. 01-1352 dated August 10, 2001:
1)   Respective appointment papers are submitted to the CSC for records purposes;
2)   Positions have fixed salary in accordance with the salary schedule provided for in Local Budget Circular No. 63, s. 1996;
3)   Meet the qualification requirements set in the Local Government Code of 1991; and
4)   Attendance and service records are kept and maintained in the barangay office. 
However, those whose nature of employment fall either under job order or contract of services, as defined in Sections 1 and 2, Rule XI of the Revised Omnibus Rules on Appointments and Other Personnel Actions, and who are not considered government employees, are excluded from the coverage of the program.
Posthumous nominations may 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.  Posthumous nominations should be formalized within 12 months from the time of death of the official and/or employee;
 
II.       CATEGORIES OF AWARD
A.   Awards for Outstanding Work Performance
  The awards for outstanding work performance are the following:
 
1.
Presidential Lingkod Bayan (PLB) Award is conferred on an individual or group of individuals for exceptional or extraordinary contributions resulting from an idea or performance that had nationwide impact on public interest, security and patrimony.  The contribution may be a suggestion, innovation, invention or superior accomplishment; and
 
2.
Civil Service Commission  Pagasa (Pagasa) Award is conferred on an individual or group of individuals for outstanding contribution/s resulting from an idea or performance that directly benefit more than one department of the government;
  The term “group” shall refer to the following:
  Two or more individuals bound by a common objective, a task force, a technical group or a special working team, formed/created/organized formally or informally to  undertake  certain  projects/programs. Maximum membership for both Presidential Lingkod Bayan and Civil Service Commission or Pagasa Awards  group/team  shall not exceed 10 employees.
  The group/team should have demonstrated teamwork/camaraderie shown by constant communication, coordination, cooperation, and cohesiveness among its membersEach group/team member should have verifiable/actual contribution in the attainment of the group/team’s accomplishment.
B. Award for Exemplary Conduct and Ethical Behavior
  Outstanding Public Officials and Employees Award or the Dangal ng Bayan (DnB) is  conferred to an individual for performance of an extraordinary act or public service and consistent demonstration of exemplary ethical behavior on the basis of his/her observance of the eight  norms of behavior provided under Republic Act No. 6713, otherwise known as the “Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees”, to wit:
 
  1. Commitment to Public Interest
  2. Professionalism
  3. Justness and Sincerity
  4. Political Neutrality
  5. Responsiveness to the Public
  6. Nationalism and Patriotism
  7. Commitment to Democracy
  8. Simple Living
III.     QUALIFICATION FOR NOMINATION
A. Nominated officials and employees in the individual, group/team category must meet the following qualifications:
  1. Have rendered at least three (3) years of continuous government service. Accomplishments for which nominee is being recognized for should be made within the last three (3) years immediately prior to nomination. Said accomplishments should have been consistent and continuously carried out by the nominee during the said period;
  2. Have a performance rating of at least Very Satisfactory or its equivalent for four (4) semestral or two (2) annual rating periods prior to the nomination; and
  3. Have not been found guilty of any administrative or criminal offense involving moral turpitude at the time of nomination.
B. A group or team may be nominated in either the Presidential or Lingkod Bayan or the CSC Pagasa Award, even if there are members who fail to meet squarely the above (Items 1 to 4) requirements.  Said members, however, shall be excluded from the grant of award should the team/group be selected as a recipient.
IV.       CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION
A.  Presidential Lingkod Bayan and  Civil Service Commission Pagasa Awards- Individual Category
  1. Noteworthiness of Outstanding Performance/Contribution/s – The degree of uniqueness and originality of outstanding performance or contribution/s.
  2. Impact of Performance/Achievement – The extent to which the idea, suggestion, innovation or invention is being used, whether it has far-reaching effect; the number of persons benefited; the paradigm shift it has caused and the amount of money saved.
  3. Reliability and Effectiveness – The extent to which the innovation/idea has effectively and efficiently addressed a pressing need/improved service delivery.
  4. Consistency of Performance – The degree of consistency of the individual as manifested by consistent outstanding performance based on historical data/work record.
B.  Presidential Lingkod Bayan and  Civil Service Commission Pagasa Awards- Group Category
  1. Noteworthiness of Outstanding Performance/Contribution/s – The degree of uniqueness and originality of outstanding performance or contribution/s.
  2. Impact of Performance/Achievement – The extent to which the idea, suggestion, innovation or invention is being used, whether it has far-reaching effect; the number of persons benefited; the paradigm shift it has caused and the amount of money saved.
  3. Reliability and Effectiveness – The extent to which the innovation/idea has effectively and efficiently addressed a pressing need/improved service delivery.
  4. Consistency of Performance – The degree of consistency of the group nominee as manifested by consistent outstanding performance based on historical data/work record.
  5. Demonstrated Teamwork, Cooperation, Camaraderie and Cohesiveness – The extent the group members motivate and support each other or the degree to which group members positively influence each other.
C.  Outstanding Public Officials and Employeesor the Dangal ng Bayan Award
  1. Quality and Consistency of Behavioral Performance – The level of consistency to which the nominee has manifested exemplary conduct and noteworthiness of behavioral performance.
  2. Impact of Behavioral Performance  – The extent to which the extraordinary act has created a powerful effect or impact on the organization or public.
  3. Risk or Temptation Inherent in the Work – The degree of risk and temptation substantially present in the work.
  4. Obscurity of the Position – The lowliness or insignificance of the position in relation to the degree of performance and extraordinary norm/s manifested.
  5. Years of Service  – the cumulative years of service that the nominee has rendered in the government vis-à-vis his/her accomplishments.
  6. Other similar circumstances or considerations in favor of the nominee, as may be determined by the members of the Committee on Award for Dangal ng Bayan.
V.     REQUIRED NOMINATION DOCUMENTS
Each nomination require the submission of only one (1) nomination folder containing the fully-accomplished prescribed HAP Nomination Form which shall show the summary of accomplishments, impact and other information, original clearances and other documentary requirement; and five (5) additional copies of the fully-accomplished prescribed HAP Nomination form, excluding copies of clearances.
A. Completely filled out HAP Nomination form:
  1. HAP Form No. 1 – Nomination for the Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award and CSC Pagasa Award (Individual Category)
  2. HAP Form No. 2 – Nomination for the Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award and CSC Pagasa Award (Group Category)
  3. HAP Form No. 3 – Nomination for the Outstanding Public Officials and Employees Award or the Dangal ng Bayan Award
B. Nominee’s CS Form 212 or Personal Data Sheet with passport size (1 ½” x 2”) photo with name tag taken within the last six months prior to the nomination.
C. Certification from the Chairperson of the local, provincial, regional or national Program on Rewards, Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE) Committee or its equivalent, that the nomination has undergone deliberation by the Committee.
D. Certification issued by the nominee that he/she has not been found guilty of any administrative or criminal offense involving moral turpitude and in instances that the nominee/s has/have pending administrative or criminal case/s, there should be no adverse judgment/ruling on administrative or criminal case at the time of nomination.

For posthumous nomination/s, certification issued by the highest ranking Administrative Officer or Legal Officer is required.
E. Detailed information on dismissed/decided case/s, if any.
F. Certifications issued by the highest Human Resource Management Officer (HRMO) that the individual nominee or each member of the group nominee has obtained at least Very Satisfactory (VS) performance ratings for four (4) semestral or two (2) annual rating periods prior to the nomination.
G. Certification of No Unliquidated Cash Advances and Disallowances for previous accountabilities as of December 31, 2013 to be secured by the HRMO from the Commission on Audit (COA) Resident Auditor.
H. Copy of the Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALN) for the year 2012 of the individual nominee or each member of the group nominee certified by the highest ranking Administrative Officer in the employing agency. In case the nominee will be selected as semi-finalist, he/she will be required to submit a copy of his/her 2013 SALN certified by the highest ranking AO.
I. Service record duly certified by the agency’s HRMO.
J. Nominee’s clearances issued within the last three (3) months prior to nomination, from the following agencies in his/her locality:
  - National Bureau of Investigation and
  - 2012 BIR Tax Clearance
  The HAP Secretariat, on the other hand, shall facilitate the request for negative listing from the Office of the Ombudsman, Sandiganbayan, CSC Central Office – Office for Legal Affairs, and the Commission on Human Rights.
K. For appointive Barangay officials/employees, Certification issued by the Barangay Chairperson that the nominee meets the conditions provided under CSC Resolution No.01-1352 dated August 10, 2001.
  Any misrepresentation made in any of the documents submitted shall be a ground for disqualification and for disciplinary action against the certifying nominee/authority pursuant to applicable CS laws and rules.
 

All nomination folders and documents submitted shall be considered as records of the Commission, thus, shall no longer be returned to the nominee/s.

VI.     PROCEDURE FOR NOMINATION
A. For Presidential or Lingkod Bayan, Dangal ng Bayan and CSC Pagasa Awards
  1. Except those of Heads of Departments, Agencies and elective officials, all nominations must be submitted in the prescribed Nomination Form to the office, provincial, regional or central Committee on Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE) or its equivalent.
  2. Nominations must be approved and endorsed by the office, provincial or regional PRAISE Committee or its equivalent which, in turn, endorses the nomination to the Honor Awards Program Secretariat through the CSC Field/Provincial or Regional Offices.
    In the absence of a duly constituted and operational PRAISE Committee or its equivalent, the department/agency cannot nominate or endorse nominations of its officials and employees to the HAP Secretariat.
    In the case of group nomination composed of members from various agencies, the Chairperson of the PRAISE Committee or its equivalent and the Agency Head of the lead agency shall approve/endorse the nomination.
    The Agency Head shall refer to Department Secretary, Chairperson or President (in national government agencies, constitutional commissions, government financial institutions, and state universities and colleges), who has the power to appoint, as well as Governors or Mayors.
    Heads of agencies also refer to the following officials:
     

Nominee

Endorsing Head of Agency

Members/Staff of the Judiciary

Chief Justice, Supreme Court

Members/Staff of the Senate

Senate President

Members/Staff of the House of
     Representatives

Speaker of the House of
     Representatives

Governor/Mayor

DILG Secretary

Vice-Governor/Vice-Mayor

Governor/Mayor

Members/Staff of the Local
     Sanggunian

Vice-Governor/Vice Mayor

Punong Barangay/Kagawad

City/Municipal Mayor

   

Where the nominee is the Agency Head, endorsement by the superior official is required, as follows:

  
     

Nominee

Endorsing Head of Agency

Department Secretaries

Office of the Executive Secretary

Heads of Bureaus and Agencies
     attached to or under the
     Departments

Department Secretary

President of SUCs

Chairperson of the Board of
     Regents

President of Corporations

Chairperson of the Board of
     Trustees or the Secretary of
     the Department to which the
     the Corporation is attached

B. The following information must be adequately provided:
  1. For Group Nomination (Presidential Lingkod Bayan and CSC Pagasa Awards):
    Names of team members, including disqualified member/s, with their respective positions and contributions enumerated in detail.  For group nominee with member/s who failed to qualify, state the reason for his/her disqualification.  Only members who meet the qualification requirements shall be included in the grant of award if chosen as awardee.  Please refer to HAP Form No. 2 for details.
  2. For Individual Nomination (Outstanding Public Officials and Employees or Dangal ng Bayan, Presidential Lingkod Bayan and Civil Service Commission Pagasa Awards):
    On Summary of Accomplishments/Norms of Conduct Manifested, the following information should be provided:
    2.1 Highlights of outstanding accomplishments or exemplary norms manifested within the last three years.  Presentation of accomplishments or norms manifested should be in order of significance, complete with descriptions, justifications and should adhere to the following pointers:
      • Use specific terms.  Define/clarify terms such as “assisted”, “contributed” or “facilitated”;
      • State outstanding accomplishments of exemplary norms displayed and impact in brief, factual and in bullet form; and
      • Present impact of accomplishments by indicating problems addressed, savings generated, people/office benefited and/or transactions facilitated.
  3. For outstanding work accomplishment – state whether or not the accomplishments presented are part of the regular duties of the nominee or if these are his/her own initiative.  If part of nominee’s regular duties or mandate, cite justifications on why the accomplishments are considered exceptional or extraordinary.
  4. For exemplary conduct and ethical behavior – in addition to the presentation of the summary of exemplary norms of conduct manifested/displayed, give justifications why the norm/s displayed are considered exemplary.
  5. The nominations of heads of offices, agencies and local government units should present their individual accomplishments or behavioral norms, not the accomplishments of the entire unit or agency.
C. Limitation on Nomination
  1. Although there are three award categories under the Search, an employee or official should be nominated to only one award category. The CSC Regional Directors shall review and evaluate the nomination and shall have the option to reclassify the nominations based on the appropriate award category prior to submission to the HAP Secretariat.
  2. Honor awardees or those who have been previously conferred with any of the three award categories: Presidential Lingkod Bayan, Outstanding Public Officials and Employees or Dangal ng Bayan and Civil Service Commission Pagasa can still be nominated to the same or to another award category after five years from the conferment of his/her award, provided that the nomination is based on a new set of accomplishments and/or exemplary norms/behavior manifested.
  3. Nominees who are recipients of national awards given by nationally recognized private organizations/institutions or award giving bodies, i.e. Metrobank Foundation’s Search for Outstanding Teachers, Safety Organization of the Philippines, Inc.’s Search for Ten Outstanding Pilipino Firefighters, to name a few, shall be considered for the Search provided the documentary requirements prescribed under the 2014 HAP Guidelines are submitted to the HAP Secretariat within the set deadline.
D. Individual winners of the three award categories: Presidential Lingkod Bayan, Outstanding Public Officials and Employees or Dangal ng Bayan and Civil Service Commission Pagasa who are below 35 years old will be endorsed to the Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration (EROPA) to vie for the Outstanding Young Practitioner Award, which seeks to recognize young individuals in the field of public administration and governance in ten member countries from the Asia Pacific Region.
E. Government agencies are expected to nominate their exemplars. There is no limit to the number of nominees which the agency may file in any of the award categories provided the nominees comply with the requirements.
VII.   GROUNDS FOR DISQUALIFICATION OF NOMINATIONS
A. Non-submission on the deadline set by the Commission, of any of the requirements enumerated under Items VI and  VII of these Guidelines;
B. Any misrepresentation of information made in the Nomination Form and in any of the documents submitted; Non-compliance with the instructions in accomplishing the Nomination Form; and
C. Nominees requesting Member/s of the Committee on Awards and/or Member/s of the HAP Secretariat, directly or thru intermediaries, special favor or consideration.
VIII.     SUBMISSION OF NOMINATION
Any individual or organization with extensive knowledge of the outstanding work performance and/or exemplary ethical behavior of the official or employee or group/team may nominate an individual or group of individuals for a specific category in the Honor Awards Program.
Nominations to the 2014 Search for Outstanding Public Officials and Employees under the Presidential or Lingkod Bayan, the Outstanding Public Officials and Employees or the Dangal ng Bayan and CSC or Pagasa Awards categories must be submitted to any Civil Service Commission Provincial/Field or Regional Office on or before March 31, 2014.
HAP Materials :
  Nomination Forms    
  Tarpaulin Design    
  Related Issuances    
 
 
 
 
 
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