CSC issues guidelines on primarily confidential positions

Posted on | Monday, 16 May 2011 | No Comments

Prompted by perennial requests received from various local government executives especially after every election, the CSC has issued the guidelines in determining primarily confidential positions as contained in CSC MC No. 12, s. 2011

The nature of the function of the office determines whether a position is primarily confidential. A primarily confidential position shows that the nature of the functions of the offices has “close intimacy” between the appointee and the appointing power which insures freedom of intercourse without embarrassment or freedom from misgivings of betrayals of personal trust or confidential matters of state.”

The CSC declares the following positions as primarily confidential: Executive Assistant I-V, Private Secretary I-II, Security Agent I-II, Security Officer I-V and Personal Driver/Chauffer. Positions bearing generic career service titles and were classified as primarily confidential under CSC MC No. 22, s. 2007 shall be retitled as follows: Administrative Aide with parenthetical title (Driver) to Driver, Administrative Assistant with parenthetical title (Secretary) to Private Secretary; and Administrative Officer to Executive Assistant.

Appointments to Administrator, Legal Officer and Information Officer positions in municipalities, cities and provinces, all of which are co-terminous with the appointing authority, shall comply with the qualification standards and concurrence by the concerned Sanggunian, otherwise, they will be disapproved.

It is important that a reversal or retitling of positions is made with a Sangguniang Panlalawigan /Panlungsod/ Bayan Resolution, as the case may be, to be submitted to CSC Regional and Field Offices.
The complete details of the new guidelines are contained in CSC Memorandum Circular No. 12, s. 2011 downloadable from the CSC website *(CSC-CAR/PIA CAR)


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