DOLE Profile

Vision, Mission, and Functions
 
The Department of Labor and Employment is mandated as the primary policy-making, programming, coordinating and administrative entity of the Executive Branch of the government in the field of labor and employment. It assumes the primary responsibilities of promoting gainful employment opportunities and optimizing the development and utilization of the country's manpower resources; advancing workers' welfare by providing for just and humane working conditions and terms of employment; and maintaining industrial peace by promoting harmonious, equitable, and stable employment relations that assure equal protection for the rights of all concerned parties. 
 
Its long-term vision is that every Filipino worker attains full, decent and productive employment. To attain this vision, the DOLE’s continuing mission is to promote gainful employment opportunities, develop the country’s human resources, protect workers and promote their welfare, and maintain industrial peace by:
 
1) enforcing social and labor legislation to protect the working class and regulate the relations between the worker and his employer; 
 
2) formulating and recommending policies, plans and programs for manpower development, training, allocation, and utilization; 
 
3) recommending legislation to enhance the material, social and intellectual improvement of the nation's labor force; 
 
4) protecting and promoting the interest of every citizen desiring to work locally or overseas by securing for him the most equitable terms and conditions of employment, and by providing social and welfare services; 
 
5) regulating the employment of aliens, including the enforcement of a registration or work permit system for such aliens, as provided for by law; 
 
6) formulating general guidelines concerning wage and income policy; 
 
7) recommending necessary adjustments in wage structures with a view to developing a wage system that is consistent with national economic and social development plans; 
 
8) providing for safe, decent, humane and improved working conditions and environment for all workers, particularly women and young workers; 
 
9) maintaining a harmonious, equitable and stable labor relations system that is supportive of the national economic policies and programs; 
 
10) upholding the right of workers and employers to organize and promote free collective bargaining as the foundation of the labor relations system; 
 
11) providing and ensuring the fair and expeditious settlement and disposition of labor and industrial disputes through collective bargaining, grievance machinery, conciliation, mediation, voluntary arbitration, compulsory arbitration as may be provided by law, and other modes that may be voluntarily agreed upon by the parties concerned; and
 
12) other functions as may be provided by law.
 

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