Applications for Data Encoder eligibility accepted until December – CSC

September 1, 2010 10:30 am 

MANILA, Aug. 31 – The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced Monday it will accept applications for the grant of Data Encoder eligibility until Dec. 31, 2010 only.

The CSC said that the Data Encoder eligibility is granted to qualified individuals under the Skills Certificate Equivalency Program of the CSC and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

Under the said program, the skills certificate issued by TESDA shall be the basis for the grant of a civil service eligibility by the CSC to qualify an appointee for permanent or promotional appointment to positions for which the test is given and to functionally related positions.

The Date Encoder eligibility, the CSC added, shall be appropriate only for the following information technology (IT) positions in government: Computer Operator; Computer Operator I to IV; Data Encoder; Data Encoder I to IV;

Senior Data Encoder; Data Encoder-Controller; Data Controller/Encoder; Senior Data Encoder-Controller; Supervising Data Encoder-Controller; Data Controller; Data Controller I to IV; Supervising Data Controller; Senior Computer Operator; Senior Computer Operator I to III; Data Entry Machine Operator I to IV; Accounting Machine Operator I to III; and Auxiliary Machine Operator I to IV.

The CSC clarified that while it will stop granting the Data Encoder eligibility effective Jan. 2, 2011, the use and appropriateness of the same as a civil service eligibility for said government IT positions shall continue and will not prescribe.

It stated further that the Data Encoder eligibility is distinct and should not be construed as comparable or equivalent to a Career Service Professional or Sub-professional eligibility.

The Professional and Sub-professional eligibilities are general eligibilities resulting from taking and passing the Career Service examinations, and are appropriate for appointment to government positions, including IT positions, that do not involve practice of profession or are not covered by special laws. (PNA) vcs/JCA


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