The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) achieved remarkable improvements in its Quality Management System (QMS) Document Control Procedures implementation, based on the results of the monitoring activity conducted by Document Control Officers (DCOs) for the first quarter of 2016.


Citing a report submitted by Undersecretary Rebecca C. Chato, Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said the Office of the Secretary Proper (OSEC) and DOLE’s seven services and bureaus assessed were found compliant with the requirements of Control of Documents. The requirements include updating of the Quality Manual, Procedures Manuals, Work Instructions Manuals, and Forms Manual; and proper filling up of Distribution List, Masterlist of Controlled Documents, Masterlist of External Documents, and Masterlist of Quality Records.


“The positive results gained by concerned offices in the second monitoring signify our strong commitment to ensure that the QMS system in the Department achieves its set goals,” said Baldoz, adding that this accomplishment is attributed to the keen compliance of the respective DCOs of the Department Services and Bureaus, who manage the QMS documents and records of each office.


The compliance monitoring activity carried out by the Central Document Control Team was aimed at ensuring consistent compliance throughout all concerned offices with the established procedures on the Control of Quality Documents.


“It also intends to prevent the recurrence of lapses seen in the implementation of the document control requirements,” Chato said in her report.


The DOLE-Central Office received the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 Certification for Quality Management System from the Anglo-Japanese-American (AJA) Registrars, Inc. on 28 September 2015.


END/Tim Laderas with reports from KMSB

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