The CSC recently issued Resolution No. 1700656 dated March 21, 2017 mandating the use of the revised Personal Data Sheet (Civil Service Form No. 212, Revised 2017) and requiring all government officials and employees to update their records using the new form, which should be submitted to their agency’s Human Resource Management Officer or HRMO not later than April 30, 2017.

CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala said that the new form contains employee information that may support decisions on appointments and other HR actions. It also conforms to relevant laws and issuances.

Among the new requirements are the following:

· State workers who hold dual citizenship, including dual citizenship by birth, should indicate the countries of which they are a citizen;

· Those who have acquired the status of an immigrant or permanent resident of another country should also disclose the country where they acquired such status;

· Additional sheet for Work Experience should be accomplished and submitted together with the PDS in case of application to a vacant position. This should be accomplished only for work experience relevant to the position being applied to;

· The new PDS is now a sworn document, which means it shall be attested to under oath by the employee and witnessed by a person authorized to administer an oath or affirmation.

As provided in the said CSC resolution, any misrepresentation made in the PDS and the Work Experience Sheet shall be a ground for the filing of appropriate administrative or criminal case/s against the person concerned.

The guide to filling-out the new PDS may be downloaded from our website, csc.gov.ph or from our regional website, ro5.csc.gov.ph.