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Manila – The Institute for Labor Studies named its PRAISE Awardees during its Year-end Performance Assessment (YEPA) last December 20, at the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) Diliman, Quezon City.

Observing the necessary health and safety protocols, the meeting’s agenda included a video presentation on OPCR accomplishments, PBB and QMS dashboard updates, updates on the internal and external audit findings, and a discussion of the QMS Updates, including targets met and areas for improvement.

The Opening Remarks was delivered by the Institute’s Executive Director Ahmma Charisma Lobrin-Satumba who expressed delight in seeing several members of the ILS Family together for the first time and lauded everyone’s contribution in ensuring that the ILS’s mandate is fulfilled despite the obvious challenges bought about by the pandemic.

During the program, the management also recognized its PRAISE Awardees for 2021: employees who displayed exemplary performance and behaviors displaying ILS core values and code of conduct and ethical standards for public officials and employees.

Awards included 1) Best Organizational Unit Award for the unit, which achieved the organization’s performance targets; 2) Cost Economy Measure Award for unit, which resulted in savings in terms of manhours and cost; 3) Best Attendance Award for employees with the least absence, late and under time; 4) Personal Achievement Award for employees who earned their master’s degree on their own; and 5) Individual Award for employees recognized by other agencies and who had promoted the ILS, among other special citations.

The Best Organization Unit Awards were given to the following: Client Satisfaction Measurement (CSM) Team for their dedication in ensuring the collection of client feedback; the Gender and Development (GAD) Team for their commitment to raise gender awareness as evidenced by their innovative approaches; and the 2021 Resilience in Stride Webinar Series Team led by the Institute’s research divisions, namely, the Employment Research Division (ERD), Workers Welfare Research Division (WWRD),Labor and Social Relations Research Division (LSSRD), in partnership with the Advocacy and Publications Division, for successfully launching and completing 10 full online advocacy webinars focusing on various labor and employment concerns and researches led by the Institute.