The Philippine Statistics Authority (Filipino: Pangasiwaan ng Estadistika ng Pilipinas), abbreviated as PSA, is the central statistical authority of the Philippine government that collects, compiles, analyzes and publishes statistical information on economic, social, demographic, and political affairs and general affairs of the people of the Philippines and enforces the civil registration functions in the country. It is an attached agency of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) for policy coordination. The PSA comprises the PSA Board and offices on sectoral statistics, censuses and technical coordination, civil registration, Philippine registry office, central support and field statistical services.
The National Statistician, appointed by the President of the Philippines from a list of nominees submitted by a Special Committee and endorsed by the PSA Board Chairperson, is the head of the PSA and has a rank equivalent to an Undersecretary. Aside from directing and supervising the general administration of the PSA, the National Statistician provides overall direction in implementing the Civil Registry Law and related issuances and exercises technical supervision over the civil registrars as Civil Registrar General.
Furthermore, the PSA shall primarily be responsible for implementing the objectives and provisions of R.A. 10625, R.A. 11055, and R.A. 11315. It shall plan, develop, prescribe, disseminate, and enforce policies, rules and regulations and coordinate government-wide programs governing the production of official statistics, general-purpose statistics, civil registration services and inclusive identification systems. It shall primarily be responsible for all national censuses and surveys, sectoral statistics, community-based statistics, consolidation of selected administrative recording systems, and compilation of national accounts.
Interestingly, PSA calls for applicants for Vacant Positions at the Central Office (First and Second Level Positions) until February 07, 2023:
The following are the list of positions with its salary grade and below is the attached PDF of its qualification standards:
- One (1) Senior Statistical Specialist (Salary Grade 19)
- One (1) Registration Officer III (Salary Grade 18)
- One (1) Information Systems Analyst II (Salary Grade 16)
- Two (2) Statistical Specialist II (Salary Grade 16)
- One (1) Registration Officer II (Salary Grade 14)
- Two (2) Statistical Specialist I (Salary Grade 13)
- Two (2) Administrative Officer II (Salary Grade 11)
- One (1) Internal Auditor I (Salary Grade 11)
- Two (2) Statistical Analyst (Salary Grade 11)
- Two (2) Registration Officer I (Salary Grade 10)
- One (1) Administrative Assistant III (Salary Grade 9)
- Two (2) Administrative Assistant II (Salary Grade 8)
- One (1) Assistant Information Officer (Salary Grade 8)
- Scanned copy of the signed APPLICATION LETTER stating the specific position title with salary grade (SG) level and the specific place of assignment as posted. An applicant may apply for a maximum of two (2) positions in the same posting period; The application letter must be addressed to:
Dennis S. Mapa, Ph.D.
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General
- Scanned copy of duly accomplished and wet signed PERSONAL DATA SHEET (PDS) with recent ID picture taken within three (3) months prior to the submission of application (CSC Form No. 212, Revised 2017) duly subscribed and sworn to before an authorized administering officer (refer to Guide to Filling Out the Personal Data Sheet or CSC MC No. 16, s. 2017); Any inaccurate information that affects the qualification of the applicant to the position he/she is applying for, i.e., the accomplishment of Part III (Educational Background), Part IV (Civil Service Eligibility), Part V (Work Experience), and Part VII (Learning and Development (L&D) Interventions/Training Programs Attended), and absence of other substantial entries such as the signature of the applicant on each page and signature of the authorized person to administer the oath in page 4, which are not compliant with the said CSC MCs shall be grounds for exclusion from the recruitment process.
- Scanned copy of signed WORK EXPERIENCE SHEET (CSC Form No. 212 – as Attachment to PDS);
- Scanned copy of AUTHENTICATED ELIGIBILITY (CSC, RA 1080, PD 907, etc.) (not applicable to PSA permanent employees unless with additional eligibility);
- Scanned copy of TRANSCRIPT OF RECORDS (not applicable to PSA permanent employees unless with changes in educational attainment);
- Scanned copy of CERTIFICATE/S OF TRAINING participated within the last five years relevant to the position applied for (if applicable);
- Scanned copy of a certified true copy of completely signed INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE COMMITMENT REVIEW (IPCR) or its equivalent for the last rating period (for applicants with work experience); and
- Scanned copy of AFFIDAVIT OF INFORMED CONSENT, WAIVER AND UNDERTAKING OF COMPLIANCE WITH THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATION STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS.
Additional instructions for strict compliance:
- PSA respects the Next-in-Rank principle in the Omnibus Rules on Appointments and Other Human Resource Actions (ORAOHRA) subject to qualification standards and requirements of the position. However, failure to submit the application and/or PSA Human Resource Merit Promotion and Selection Board (PSA – HRMPSB) Form 2 (Waiver as Next-in-Rank Form) by any PSA employee considered as next-in-rank is automatically a waiver of his/her privilege;
- The PSA reserves the right to suspend or terminate the hiring process for whatever reason, or exclude/disqualify applicant/s for failure to comply any of the foregoing requirements and instructions without incurring liabilities against them, particularly on the proper filling out of PDS as prescribed by the Civil Service Commission Memorandum CircularNo. 16, s. 2017;
- Applicants must present the original copy of the documents/attachments to the Secretariat before the interview as necessary. In case the interview is online or via video conference platform and it is difficult for the candidate to appear before the Secretariat, the presentation of original documents for verification of authenticities is subject to instruction of the Secretariat appropriate for the situation. Inability to present any of these documents will lead to automatic disqualification;
- Application with incomplete attachments and/or incomplete information or signature within a particular attachment will not be considered; and
- Interviews of pre-qualified applicants will be conducted on such schedule as agreed upon by the members of National/Central Office/Regional Office Human Resource Merit Promotion and Selection Board (N/CO/RO HRMPSB) at the Philippine Statistics Authority, Eton Centris Complex, EDSA cor. Quezon Ave., Diliman, Quezon City.
The NHRMPSB may employ teleconference/online interview or change the venue of the interview subject to one (1) day prior notice to the concerned applicants via email or through mobile/cellular phone.
How to Apply
Filing Period : 23 January 2023 to 07 February 2023 Where to File Applications: Applications are online Please check PSA website at https://hris.psa.gov.ph/CareerPortal Please register your PSA Applicant Portal Account at https://hris.psa.gov.ph/RegisterApplicant For inquiries: Telephone no. (02) 8374 8260 Email the Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org
Recognizing the need to further enhance the efficiency of the statistical system and improve the timeliness and accuracy of statistics for planning and decision making, the Philippine Statistical System (PSS) was restructured on January 30, 1987. The issuance of Executive Order 121 provided the basis for the structure of the decentralized PSS.
The major statistical agencies in the PSS included the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB), National Statistics Office (NSO), Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS), Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics (BLES), Statistical Research and Training Center (SRTC), and the Department of Economic Statistics of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).
The Philippine Statistics Authority was created by virtue of Republic Act No. 10625, otherwise known as the Philippine Statistical Act of 2013, which was signed into law by President Benigno Simeon Aquino III on September 12, 2013. It mandated the reorganization of the PSS and create PSA from merging the four major statistical agencies engaged in primary data collection and compilation of secondary data, namely BAS, BLES, NSCB and NSO.
The Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) is the government's central identification platform for all citizens and resident aliens of the Philippines. An individual's record in the PhilSys shall be considered as an official and sufficient proof of identity. It was established through Republic Act No. 11055, which was signed into law by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on August 6, 2018.
PhilSys aims to eliminate the need to present other forms of identification when transacting with the government and the private sector, subject to appropriate authentication measures based on a biometric identification system. In addition, it aims to be a social and economic platform through which all transactions including public and private services can be availed of and shall serve as the link in the promotion of seamless service delivery, enhancing administrative governance, reducing corruption, strengthening financial inclusion and promoting ease of doing business.
The PhilID can be used in all transactions requiring proof or verification of citizens or resident aliens’ identity, such as, but not limited to the following: application for eligibility and access to social welfare and benefits granted by the government; application for services and benefits offered by GSIS, SSS, PhilHealth, HDMF, and other government agencies; applications for passports and driver's license; tax-related transactions; registration and voting identification purposes; admission to any government hospital, health center or similar institution; all other government transactions; application for admission in schools, colleges, learning institutions and universities, whether public or private; application and transaction for employment purposes; opening of bank accounts and other transactions with banks and other financial institutions; verification of cardholder's criminal records and clearances; such other transactions, uses or purposes, as may be defined in the IRR.
The Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS), which was established by Republic Act 11315 and was signed into law by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on April 17, 2019, is an organized technology-based system of collecting, processing and validating necessary disaggregated data that may be used for planning, program implementation and impact monitoring at the local level which serves as basis in targeting households in the planning, budgeting and implementation of government programs geared towards poverty alleviation and economic development. In addition, it merges the methodologies used in data collection activities of all national agencies, geo-tagging, and the CBMS implemented by local government units (LGUs).
In addition, CBMS entails a census of households undertaken by the LGUs with the participation of the community using accelerated poverty profiling system in the data collection, processing, mapping and analysis of data. Regular and synchronized data collection is to be conducted by every city and municipality every three years. The PSA is the lead agency in its implementation.
Ultimately, The PSA has the following functions: Serve as the central statistical authority of the Philippine government on primary data collection; Prepare and conduct periodic censuses on population, housing, agriculture, fisheries, business, industry, and other sectors of the economy; Collect, compile, analyze, abstract and publish statistical information relating to the country's economic, social, demographic and general activities and condition of the people; Prepare and conduct statistical sample surveys on all aspects of socioeconomic life including agriculture, industry, trade, finance, prices and marketing information, income and expenditure, education, health, culture, and social situations for the use of the government and the public; Carry out, enforce and administer civil registration functions in the country as provided for in Act 3753, the Law on Registry of Civil Status; Collaborate with departments of the national government including GOCCs and their subsidiaries in the collection, compilation, maintenance and publication of statistical information, including special statistical data derived from the activities of those departments, corporations and their subsidiaries; Promote and develop integrated social and economic statistics and coordinate plans for the integration of those statistics, including the national accounts; Develop and maintain appropriate frameworks and standards for the collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data; Coordinate with government departments and local government units (LGUs) on the promotion and adoption of statistical standards involving techniques, methodologies, concepts, definitions and classifications, and on the avoidance of duplication in the collection of statistical information; Conduct continuing methodological, analytical and development activities, in coordination with the PSRTI, to improve the conduct of censuses, surveys and other data collection activities; Recommend executive and legislative measures to enhance the development of the statistical activities and programs of the government; Prepare, in consultation with the PSA Board, a Philippine Statistical Development Program (PSDP); Implement policies on statistical matters and coordination, as directed by the PSA Board, and; Perform other functions as may be assigned by the PSA Board and as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of RA 10625.