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Manila – With its thrust of fostering effective and compliant management of its public records, the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) engaged the technical expertise of National Archives of the Philippines (NAP) to craft the Institute’s Records Disposition Schedule (RDS) on June 29 at the ILS Office, Intramuros, Manila.

ILS’ Records Management Improvement Committee (RMIC), composed of senior officers and members from the Institute’s Finance and Administrative Division (FAD), met with NAP representatives, namely: Mr. Kevin B. Barrientos and Mr. Gerald I. De Guzman. The discussion centered on having the necessary forms, proper categorizing of records, and assigning retention periods to each record series based on appropriate government guidelines and issuances. The meeting concluded with the revision of the ILS’ NAP Form 2 (RDS) for submission to NAP.

The activity is also in compliance with Republic Act No. 9470 or the National Archives of the Philippines Act of 2007, which aims to monitor the repository of government records for proper management, control, regulation, and disposition. The RDS refers to records listing with an assigned retention period for each record series and other details such as its preservation and destruction. NAP released a General Records Disposition Schedule (GRDS) which prescribed the disposition of all public records common to all government agencies and instrumentalities.