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CSC call center acts on 99% of complaints, requests for assistance

QUEZON CITY (PIA) -- The Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) public feedback facility, the Contact Center ng Bayan (CCB), posted a resolution rate of 99.80% for all transactions received by end of June 2022.

This facility was made to support the call for government agencies to remain responsive as the country cautiously emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

From 1 January to 30 June 2022, the CCB received a total of 72,119 calls. Of said transactions, 71,978 (99.80%) were already resolved, with the CCB directly acting on the requested assistance, or referring the concern to the proper government agency and monitoring until its resolution.

CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles said, “Providing swift and appropriate action on citizen’s feedback is our agency’s top priority. The CCB remains one of our most important programs to assist Filipinos with issues on government transactions, as well as generating data that can help agencies analyze and improve their own service quality.”

During this period, majority or 42.9% of CCB clients sent their feedback through the CSC’s official Facebook page at The next most popular channels preferred by clients are email (39.63%) and SMS (17.55%) sent to and 0908-8816565, respectively.

Meanwhile, 0.45% of client feedback on CSC services came from the Citizens’ Complaint Center Hotline 8888, which were endorsed to the CCB. For this, CCB achieved a 97.55% resolution rate.

CCB recorded 3,161 complex transactions, which requires action of other government agencies for the 1st semester of 2022. The majority of the complex transactions were requests for assistance from clients with a total of 2,144 (67.83% of the total number of complex transactions); followed by complaints (763 or 24.14%), and commendations or messages of appreciation (161 or 5.09%).

In terms of complaints, the CCB achieved a resolution rate of 91.87% (701 resolved complaints vs. 763 total complaints received). The most common complaints against government agencies in 2022 were still on slow process, discourtesy, poor service/ facility, failure to act on request, and unattended hotline numbers.

"Slow process” consistently topped the list of complaints for the past 10 years. From the 24.49% in 2021, complaints on “slow process” rose to 28.36% in the first half of 2022. Complaints against “discourtesy” came in second.

The top 10 agencies with the most number of complaints in the early part of 2022 include the Department of Education (DepEd), Land Transportation Office (LTO), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Social Security System (SSS), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Land Registration Authority (LRA), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF).

Despite getting many complaints, the DSWD garnered the highest resolution rate of 93.33%, followed by the HDMF at second place with 92.86%.

“We commend all agencies that are working hard to abide by the law and make their services more accessible and efficient for the people. At the same time, we call on those who still lag behind to work with the CSC in reviewing and enhancing their human resource or HR systems and processes in order for such improvements to translate to more effective public service delivery,” Chairperson Nograles said. (CSC / PIA-NCR)

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