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The Institute for Labor (ILS) sent three of its employees to the training on “ISO-compliant Records Management Processes and Control” organized by Philippine Records Management Association, Inc. (PRMAI) held in De Luxe Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City last 13-15 September 2016.

The employees, who were also the current Document Control Custodians (DCCs) for the ILS Quality Management Systems (QMS) Committee, include: Nollie Jay A. Rafer (Advocacy and Publications Division), Joyce Anne S. Lumactud (Labor and Social Relations Research Division), and Manuel RJ A. Mondano (Finance and Administrative Division).

Among the training’s objectives were for the participants to be familiarized with international standards on records management; and to appreciate and apply records management processes and control to business operations.

PRMAI President Emmy E. Ballesfin delivered the welcome remarks and discussed the topics “International Standard for Managing Records and Information (also referred to as ISO 15489),” and “Aligning Records Management Requirements and Processes.”

Participants were also oriented on metadata structure development to ensure that digital records are captured, maintained, retained, preserved or destroyed in accordance with the recordkeeping requirements. Metadata are the data describing the context, content and structure of records and their management through time.

The said training is aligned with the ILS’ preparations for its International Organization for Standardization (ISO) quality audit, which is scheduled on November 14.

The Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) is the policy research and advocacy arm of the Department of Labor and Employment. For more information on this story, please contact the Advocacy and Publications Division at 527-3490.