World Bank’s Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD) Thematic Working Group (TWG) on low-skilled labor migration and the International Labour Organization (ILO) jointly sponsored the “KNOMAD Workshop on Measuring Migration Costs for the Low-skilled” in Washington, D.C. from November 16-17, 2015.
The Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) completed its preparatory activities for third-party audit in preparation for its ISO 9001:2008 certification.
The ILS audit program of 19 enrolled process areas started in October 26, 2015 with a Quality Management System (QMS) Internal Audit determining the Institute’s conformance to the requirements of ISO 9001:2008. This was followed by pre-certification assessment facilitated by auditors from Rosehall Management Consultants. The ILS pre-certification findings provided guidance for management and staff to further review its processes and address non-compliance findings.
The Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) conducted the Technical Forum on Philippine Employment Projections Model (PEPM) on September 30, 2015, in culmination of the joint initiative by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) to establish growth forecasts on employment-related indicators over the period 2016-2022.
The Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) held its Seminar on the Basics of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) at the Labor Governance Learning Center, Blas Ople Hall, Intramuros, Manila last October 9, 2015.
The event was attended by representatives from Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Bureau of Local Employment (BLE), International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB) and DOLE Legal Service.
The Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) has been given an unqualified opinion by COA for its Fiscal Year 2014 financial report, the latter being a true and fair reflection of the office's financial condition, position, and operations.
As of this writing, the other DOLE agencies that have earned an unqualified opinion for 2014 are the Employees' Compensation Commission (ECC) and Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSCH). ILS has earned COAs unqualified opinion three years in a row starting in 2012.