Development of Competency-Based Classification for Statistical Personnel of the Philippine Statistical System (PSS)
Author: Gervacio G. Selda Jr., Eleanore V. Ramos, Maria Praxedes R. Peña and Madeline B. Dumaua
The Philippine Statistical System (PSS), a government-wide system of providing statistical information and services to the public, comprises of member agencies with different mandates, organizational structures, and different systems for classifying and titling statistical positions. Management and development of statistical human resource for the entire PSS has become a complicated task thus, suggests the need for a standard and common reference system for statistical positions which coincides with the priorities identified in the 2011-2017 Philippine Statistical Development Plan (PSDP). The study seeks to assess the current workforce of the PSS and to develop a standard classification of statistical positions across PSS based on statistical competencies. Related literatures were reviewed, survey of statistical positions across statistical agencies was implemented, and consultations with stakeholders were conducted. Key duties were identified and tabulated to see what specific skills are necessary for each of the statistical positions. These skills were matched with qualifications from the Civil Service Commission (CSC) and core skills framework of the United Nations Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (UNSIAP) to form the proposed standard classification.