CSC says post-election appointments to be invalidated, disapproved

Published May 17, 2022, 5:08 PM

by Dhel Nazario

Appointments made by government agencies after May 9 up to June 30, 2022 shall be disapproved or invalidated, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) said on Tuesday, May 17.

Voters cast vote at Legarda Elementary School in Sampaloc, Manila on May 9, 2022(Ali Vicoy)

In a statement, CSC said that this will be followed as a general rule.

It advised outgoing elective and appointive (coterminous with the President) officials who act as appointing authorities that issuing appointments during the said period are only allowed under the following conditions:

  • The appointee meets the approved minimum qualification standards or qualification standards required under special law, if any, for the position to which he/she was appointed;
  • The appointee has undergone the Human Resource Merit Promotion and Selection Board (HRMPSB) screening prior to the election ban. In this case, the appointing officer/authority or agency shall submit the minutes of the HRMPSB meetings and the evaluation report of the applicants;
  • There is an urgent need for the issuance of the appointment/s so as not to prejudice public service or endanger public safety; and Civil Service Law, rules and regulations, and special laws, if any, on the issuance of appointments are followed.
  • This is pursuant to Sections 112 and 113 of the 2017 Omnibus Rules on Appointments and Other Human Resource Actions (ORAOHRA) as revised by CSC Resolution No. 1800692.

CSC emphasized that the appointments issued after the elections up to June 30 that do not meet the said requisites shall be disapproved or invalidated upon their submission for attestation.