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Manila – The Institute for Labor Studies hosted the Commission on Audit (COA) for its annual entrance conference for the fiscal year 2023 on July 26, 2023, at the ILS Office, Intramuros, Manila. State auditors headed by Jemalyn V. Bautista, OIC-Supervising Auditor with Marlon R. Raneses, OIC-Audit Team Leader, and audit team members Dhayana Marie M. Bustillo and Laarny T. Arroyo, represented COA during the meeting with ILS management.

In attendance were key officials of the Institute headed by OIC-Executive Director III Jeanette T. Damo, division chiefs and select focal employees on key results areas. 

The COA entrance conference laid down the expected requirements from the ILS management on various accounts and operations within the covered audit.

COA auditors also presented a new format of the Agency Action Plan and Status of Implementation (AAPSI) on proper documentation of audit recommendations to ensure that these are agreed upon and deemed attainable on the part of the management. Previous agreements were also revisited by the auditors to ensure compliance of the management.

COA representatives gave an orientation to ILS attendees on the latest issuances namely, COA Circular No. 2023-004 issued June 14, 2023, on updating a decade-old list of documentary requirements for government transactions under COA Circular No. 2012-001 dated June 14, 2012; and COA Circular No. 2023-005 issued July 10, 2023, prescribing the guidelines, procedures and requirements in filing petitions for money claims before the Commission, as well as the disposition thereof, pursuant to its authority and powers as provided under Section 26 of Presidential Decree No. 1445.