In preparation for the 2nd phase of DOLE Rationalization Plan
Baldoz creates Rationalization Plan Review Committee

Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz the other day signed an order, Administrative Order No. 192, Series of 2014, constituting the Rationalization Plan Review Committee (RPRC) in the Department which shall review and assess the implementation of the DOLE Rationalization Plan.

“The DOLE has implemented the first phase of its rationalization plan in 2009.  I have created the RPRC to review and assess the implementation of this rationalization plan,” Baldoz said.

She added that the RPRC is also tasked to prepare an evaluation report on the positive impact of the rationalization plan, as well as the problems encountered during its implementation.  The RPRC, she said, will prepare proposals and recommendations for the second phase of the DOLE Rationalization Plan.

The second phase of the DOLE Rationalization Plan will be submitted for endorsement to the Department of Budget and Management for approval of the President.

The RPRC has Assistant Secretary Ma. Gloria A. Tango for its chairperson and Director Katherine Brimon of the Human Resource Development Service; Director Nenita O. Garcia of the Financial Service; Executive Director Cynthia R. Cruz of the Planning Service; Director Alex V. Avila of the DOLE-NCR; and a representative from the DOLE’s Sole and Exclusive Negotiating Agent, as members.

Under A.O. No. 192, the Labor Secretary has instructed the heads of bureaus, services, and attached agencies to conduct a strategic review of its programs, operations, and organizations; prepare an office assessment report on the implementation of the DOLE Rationalization Plan; determine functions, programs, activities, and projects where more resources could be channelled; and, prepare recommendations on the proposed changes on staffing pattern and personnel, if any, as well as changes in functions, budgetary and physical resource allocations.

Baldoz hopes that the DOLE rationalization program will improve the service delivery and efficiency of the Department as it streamlines agencies through dissolution of redundant offices and posts and realignment of personnel.

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