PSA Constituent Units

(Taken from the IRR of Republic Act No. 10625)

RULE 9 - The PSA Offices

ART. 13. The PSA shall consist of the following constituents units:

  1. Office of the National Statistician (NS) with the following four (4) support units:
    1. Legal Services Unit
      It shall be responsible for providing legal services and advice to the PSA. These matters include providing legal advice and guidance; prosecution of cases in courts and litigation management; documentation preparation and drafting; and complying documentation with existing local/ international agreements and legislation. Likewise, it shall be responsible in liaising with both Houses of Congress on legislative matters affecting the PSS and CRVSS; assist legislators in facilitating their requests for technical assistance on statistics and civil registration matters; and coordinating commitments of the PSA with the other government agencies in the PSS, GOCCs, academe and the private sector.
    2. Statistical Methodology Unit
      It shall be responsible for the development of statistical frames for all censuses, surveys and administrative-based reports. It shall likewise be responsible for research undertakings in coordination with PSRTI, on the development and improvement of sampling designs, methodologies, economic indices and other indicators estimation and data collection process to enhance the quality of statistics.
    3. International Cooperation Unit
      It shall be responsible for organizing and managing the application for international cooperation projects and coordinating commitments of the PSA with the UN, ASEAN and other international bodies and development partners. Likewise it shall be responsible in formulating policies concerning international cooperation in statistics and civil registration.
    4. Management and Corporate Planning Unit
      It shall be responsible in coordinating and supporting corporate planning and management activities in line with the PSA’s strategic objectives.
      It shall also be responsible for establishing internal control systems and procedures; enhancement of individual and unit accountabilities of established systems and procedures; determining cost effectiveness and value for money of major investments and expenditures of the PSA; and efficiency of operations of the PSA. Correspondingly, it shall coordinate the PSA’s management process, providing advice and assistance to the different units of the PSA and ensuring robust links with the corporate planning process.
      Likewise, it shall be responsible in programming and coordinating the regular and special meetings of the PSA Board as well as managing and maintaining all decisions, policies, pronouncements, issuances, and records of the PSA Board.
      The support unit shall be headed by a Director to be appointed by the President of the Philippines. They shall have a rank equivalent to a Director of a constituent unit in other national government agencies with the same qualifications for appointment, rank, salaries, allowances and retirement privileges in accordance with existing civil service rules.
  2. Office of the Deputy National Statisticians (DNS) of the following three (3) offices:
    1. Sectoral Statistics Office
      The Sectoral Statistics Office shall:
      1. Provide technical staff support to the PSA in the areas of agriculture, natural resources, agrarian reform, mining and quarrying, manufacturing, electricity, gas and water, energy, construction, foreign and domestic trade, services, science and technology, finance, investment, population, women and gender, health, nutrition, education, labor and employment, social welfare, governance, public order and justice;
      2. Provide technical staff support to the PSA in generating the national accounts and the development and maintenance of economic and social accounts;
      3. Plan and conduct surveys as may be required, in accordance with the approved statistical calendar; and
      4. Perform such other tasks as may be assigned by the National Statistician.
    2. Censuses and Technical Coordination Office
      The Censuses and Technical Coordination Office shall:
      1. Prepare, conduct, process and disseminate census results in accordance with the approved statistical calendar;
      2. Maintain and develop statistical standards and classification systems;
      3. Provide technical assistance to other concerned government offices to meet their statistical requirements for policy-making, planning and programming;
      4. Coordinate the activities of the Regional Statistical Services;
      5. Provide information technology systems and programming and IT operations support for the PSA projects;
      6. Provide other PSA offices with cartographic services;
      7. Maintain archives and communication and information services of PSA generated data;
      8. Provide the data center for statistics and civil registration; and
      9. Perform such other tasks as may be assigned by the National Statistician.
    3. Civil Registration and Central Support Office
      The Civil Registration and Central Support Office shall provide technical and support services to the various units of the PSA in the areas of administrative services, financial management services and human resources.
      It shall likewise provide technical and support services for the efficient functioning of civil registration system and perform such other tasks as may be assigned by the National Statistician.
  3. Office of the Assistant National Statisticians (ANS) of the following eight (8) offices/services:
    1. Sectoral Statistics:
      1. Macroeconomic Accounts Services
        It shall be responsible for the development and maintenance of national accounts, regional accounts, satellite accounts, input/output tables and other related macroeconomic accounts.
      2. Economic Sector Statistics Services
        It shall be responsible for the production of primary data on agriculture, industry, trade, services, environment and natural resources, prices and other related economic statistics.
      3. Social Sector Statistics Services
        It shall be responsible for the production of primary data on labor and employment, population, women and gender, health and welfare, education, science and technology, housing and urbanization, emerging concerns and other related social statistics.
    2. Censuses and Technical Coordination:
      1. National Censuses Services
        It shall be responsible for the planning and production of data from censuses on population and housing, agriculture, fisheries and economic activities; and development and maintenance of sampling frames and geographic information on population and housing, agriculture, fisheries and economic activities.
      2. Standards Services
        It shall be responsible for the formulation and monitoring of statistical development programs, formulation of standards and classification, including glossary of statistical terms and geographic classification.
      3. Information Technology (IT) and Dissemination Services
        It shall be responsible for the development and maintenance of IT systems and programs, IT operations, statistical data archives, communication and information services.
    3. Civil Registration and Central Support
      1. Civil Registration Services
        It shall be responsible for the civil registry document management and archiving, policy advocacy and research on civil registration matters, court decrees and legal instruments affecting civil registry documents, administrative correction of civil registry documents, outlet and customer services and other civil registration concerns.
      2. Central Support Services
        It shall be responsible for the general administration, financial services, human resource management, human resource development and procurement.
  4. Field Statistical Services Office
    A Regional Statistical Services Office (RSSO) and Provincial Statistical Office (PSO) shall be established in each of the administrative regions and provinces, respectively. The RSSO and PSO shall:
    1. Provide technical staff support to the PSA;
    2. Provide technical assistance as may be required by the implementing agencies and local governments in the regions and provinces; and
    3. Perform such other tasks as may be assigned by the National Statistician.