Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz led the DOLE in recognizing top performing attached agencies and regional offices at the DOLE-wide Mid-Year Performance Assessment and Re-Planning Exercise in Camiguin over the week.
Certificate of Special Citations were awarded by Secretary Baldoz to deserving DOLE offices and attached agencies during the event, which was also highlighted by the presentation of the different Cluster accomplishments.
The award categories were: ‘Zero Strike’ Incidence; Highest Number of Establishments Awarded with Gawad Kaligtasan at Kalusugan GKK); Highest Number on the Delivery of Labor and Employment Education Services (LEES); Biggest Number of Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) Beneficiaries; Best Implementers of NWPC Productivity Toolbox and, Service Quality Supply Chain; Highest Number of Child Labor-free Barangays; 100 percent Compliance to COA Observations; and 100 Percent Settlement of Cash Advances.
For the category, ‘Zero Strike Incidence’ Award for the first half of 2015, the top performers were the DOLE Regional Offices and Regional Conciliation and Mediation Boards (RCMB) of DOLE Regional Office 1, DOLE Regional Office 2, DOLE Regional Office 3, DOLE Regional Office 5, DOLE Regional Office 6, DOLE Regional Office 7, DOLE Regional Office 8, DOLE Regional Office 9, DOLE Regional Office 10, DOLE Regional Office 11, DOLE Regional Office 12, DOLE CAR; and DOLE Office CARAGA.
The DOLE RO 4-A was recognized for having the Highest Number of Establishments Awarded with Gawad Kaligtasan at Kalusugan (GKK). This award recognizes the outstanding OSH practices, programs, innovations and contributions.
DOLE RO 4-A has conferred the GKK citations to Sunpower Philippines Module Manufacturing, STMicroelectronics, Inc., Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp-Tabangao Refinery, Toshiba Information Equipment, Inc., Shell Philippines Exploration BV Malampaya Onshore Gas Plant, Petron Corporation-Rosario Terminal, Rohm Electronics Philippines, Inc.
Meanwhile, the National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) awarded the Regional Tripartite Wages Productivity Board (RTWOPB) of the DOLE Cordillera Administration Region (CAR) for its commendable implementation of Tier 2 by of providing technical assistance to enterprises and for having the highest number of establishments that adapted the advisory.
The RTWPBs DOLE Regional Office 5, DOLE Regional Office 11, DOLE Regional Office 12, DOLE CARAGA, and DOLE CAR, on the other hand, were honored for their outstanding implementation of the programs contained in the NWPC Productivity Toolbox.
Meanwhile, The DOLE Region 6 RTWPB was the sole recipient of the SQ Supply Chain recognition.
The DOLE Regional Office 3, DOLE Regional Office 12, and DOLE Regional Office 9 were acknowledged for gaining the highest number of delivered Labor and Employment Education Services (LEES), the Department’s revolutionary approach in educating the public, particularly the workers’ group, of their rights and responsibilities as well as DOLE’s programs and services.
The highest number of Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) Beneficiaries awards were bestowed upon DOLE Regional Office 3, DOLE Regional Office 10, and DOLE Regional Office 8.
The ROs who have made notable accomplishments on Labor Law Compliance System (LLCS) were likewise recognized. Specifically, DOLE Regional Office 4-A, DOLE Regional Office 10, and DOLE Regional Office 9 were recognized for completing their target establishments under the LLCS.
On the other hand, the DOLE Regional Office 3, DOLE Regional Office 4-A, DOLE Regional Office 1, DOLE Regional Office 5 and 12; and DOLE Regional Office 9 received citations for providing appropriate assistance to establishments with deficiencies resulting to their compliance; and ROs 6 and 1 for exceeding the 70% target compliance rate.
The regions cited for having the ‘Highest Number of Child Labor-Free Barangays” were DOLE Regional Office 6, DOLE Regional Office 10, DOLE Regional Office 12, and DOLE CAR.
On DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program implementation, DOLE Regional Office 4B, DOLE Regional Office 7, DOLE Regional Office 10 were cited for having the highest number of beneficiaries.
The awards not only recognized the achievements of the regional and attached agencies’ performance in program implementation. Citations were also given to ROs and attached agencies with most efficient financial management.
The DOLE Regional Office RO 11 recorded 100% full fund disbursement as of 30 June 2015, and as such, was awarded with a Certificate of Recognition.
The DOLE Regional Office 4-A, Regional Office 12, and the Employees Compensation Commission received citations for achieving 100% settlement of cash advances of officials and employees as of 31 December 2014.
Finally, DOLE Regional Office 10 garnered the highest compliance rate on COA observations, as indicated in the Commission Audit Report for 2013 and Prior Years.
Secretary Baldoz lauded the recipients of the award for their perseverance in meeting, and sometimes even going beyond the office targets. “I am pleased with the turnout of last semester’s performance. It only proves that here in DOLE, officials and employees are heading towards a common goal, that is, to render our best work and make meaningful impact in the lives of our clients, our partners, and our country in general.”
She instructed the HRDS to keep on recognizing exemplary performance of DOLE offices and attached agencies to continually encourage them to pursue excellence in the work they do for the benefit of the Filipino workers in particular and the whole nation.
The Human Resource Development Service (HRDS) presented the offices that topped the list per category, as reported by the Internal Audit Service, Financial and Management Service, Bureau of Labor Relations, Bureau of Working Conditions, Bureau of Local Employment, Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns, National Conciliation and Mediation Board, National Wages and Productivity Commission, and Occupational Safety and Health Center.