The Civil Service Commission (CSC) encourages agency heads to forward their PRAISE (Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence) awardees as nominees to the 2014 Search for Outstanding Public Officials and Employees.

Deadline of nominations to the 2014 Search is on March 31.

The local rewards mechanism of government departments or agencies dubbed as PRAISE recognizes an employee’s outstanding work performance in his/her agency or his/her idea or invention that improved government operations.

Over the years, agencies have been CSC’s partners in searching for public service exemplars as they are responsible for nurturing the culture of ethics and excellence among their employees. The Commission sees the agencies’ pool of PRAISE awardees as a potential source of nominees to the Search.

The Search for Outstanding Public Officials and Employees forms part of CSC’s Honor Awards Program (HAP). There are three award categories.

The Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award is conferred to an individual or group for exceptional or extraordinary contributions that had nationwide impact.

The Outstanding Public Officials and Employees or the Dangal ng Bayan Award is conferred to an individual for performance of extraordinary act or public service and consistent demonstration of exemplary ethical behavior on the basis of his/her adherence to the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.

The Civil Service Commission Pagasa Award is given to an individual or group of individuals for outstanding contributions that directly benefit more than one department of the government.

For more inquiries, contact the Honor Awards Program (HAP) Secretariat at telephone numbers (02) 931-7993, (02) 932-0381, (02) 932-0111, text 0917-TEXTCSC (8398272), or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .