WHEREAS, Article IX-B, Section 3 of the Philippine
Constitution mandates the Civil Service Commission to adopt measures to
promote morale, efficiency, integrity, responsiveness and courtesy in the
civil service as well as to strengthen the merit and rewards system;
WHEREAS, Section 35, Book V of Executive Order No.
292, otherwise known as the Administrative Code of 1987 requires the
establishment of a government-wide Employee Suggestions and Incentive
WHEREAS, the Civil Service Commission, as the
central personnel agency of the government, in pursuit of its vision of
"building human resources for good governance" has
adopted several programs and strategies to maintain, retain and recognize
government employees who work with competence, efficiency and integrity
and think with dynamism and dedication for the people, the organization
and the country;
WHEREAS, the Commission has issued a number of
circulars on Employee Suggestions and Incentive Awards System (ESIAS), the
latest of which is Memorandum Circular No. 48, s. 1992 which provides the
guidelines in the establishment and implementation of agency incentive and
WHEREAS, to keep abreast with the changing thrusts
and needs of the bureaucracy, the CSC through a series of consultation
with agencies from the various sectors desires to revise the existing
policies on ESIAS;
NOW, THEREFORE, the Commission RESOLVED as
it hereby RESOLVES to revise the existing Employee Suggestions and
Incentive Awards System as prescribed under CSC MC No. 48, s. 1992 and
adopt the following policies:
Every department or agency shall establish its
own employee suggestions and incentive awards system.
The System shall be designed to encourage
creativity, innovativeness, efficiency, integrity and productivity in
the public service by recognizing and rewarding officials and
employees, individually or in groups for their suggestions,
inventions, superior accomplishments, and other personal efforts which
contribute to the efficiency, economy, or other improvement in
government operations, or for other extra-ordinary acts or services in
the public interest.
The System shall henceforth be called the Program
on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence
The PRAISE shall adhere to the principle of
providing incentives and awards based on performance, innovative ideas
and exemplary behavior.
The PRAISE shall give emphasis on the timeliness
of giving award or recognition. Aside from conferment of awards during
the traditional or planned awarding ceremonies, the spirit of
on-the-spot grant of recognition shall be institutionalized.
The PRAISE shall provide both monetary and
non-monetary awards and incentives to recognize, acknowledge and
reward productive, creative, innovative and ethical behavior employees
through formal and informal mode.
For this purpose, the System shall encourage the
grant of non-monetary awards. Monetary awards shall be granted only
when the suggestions, inventions, superior accomplishments and other
personal efforts result in monetary savings which shall not exceed
20% of the savings generated.
At least 5% of the HRD Funds shall be allocated
for the PRAISE and incorporated in the Agency’s annual Work and
Financial Plan and budget.
The PRAISE shall be institutionalized through
the creation of a PRAISE Committee in all agencies of the government.
The PRAISE Committee shall preferably have the
Head of agency or authorized representative who
will act as chairperson;
Head of the financial unit or equivalent;
Head of the planning unit or equivalent;
Highest ranking employee in-charge of human
resource management or the career service employee directly
responsible for personal management, and
Two (2) representatives from the career
rank-and-file employees who shall serve for a period of two years
and elected at large or designated by the registered union in the
absence of an accredited union (one from the first level and one
from the second level).
The head of agency or authorized representative
shall be responsible in overseeing the System’s operation and the
Human Resource Management Unit shall serve as the System’s
The PRAISE Committee shall ensure that
productivity, innovative ideas, suggestions and exemplary behavior can
be identified, considered, managed and implemented on a continuing
basis to cover employees at all levels.
The PRAISE Committee shall be responsible for
the development, administration, monitoring and evaluation of the
awards and incentives system of the agency. The agency may, however,
employ an external or independent body to assist the PRAISE Committee
to judiciously and objectively implement the system of incentives and
The PRAISE Committee shall establish its own
internal procedures and strategies. Membership in the Committee shall
be considered part of the members’ regular duties and functions.
All government agencies shall submit their
Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE) and
its subsequent amendments to the Civil Service Regional Office. The
Civil Service Regional or Field Office concerned shall provide
technical assistance, if deemed necessary, to ensure proper
Establishment of a CSC-approved PRAISE shall be
the basis of the grant of the Productivity Incentive Bonus (PIB),
other awards and incentives. The Annual PRAISE Report shall be
submitted by the agency to the CSC Regional Office concerned on or
before the thirtieth day of January to enable their employees
to qualify for nomination to the CSC-sponsored national awards.
Issues relative to awards and incentives shall
be brought before the PRAISE Committee which shall address the same
within fifteen (15) days from the date of submission.
RESOLVED, further to require agencies to prepare
their agency’s PRAISE adopting the herein policies for implementation
by June 30, 2001.
This resolution shall take effect immediately.
Done in Quezon City, January 10, 2001.