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I - Our Organization
II - Our Goals and Strategies
III - Our Programs and Projects
  1. Job Search Assistance for Wage Employment
  2. Capacity-building Program for Livelihood
  3. Social Partnership Promotion and Dispute Resolution Program
  4. Professional Regulation, TVET, and Productivity Programs
  5. Ensure Fair and Just Terms and Conditions of Employment
  6. Social Protection and Welfare Program
  7. Occupational Safety and Health
IV - Our Performance Pledge
V - Our Key Frontline Services
  1. General Information
  2. Local Simple Transaction
    1. Application for Alien Employment Permit
    2. Registration of Job Contractors and Sub-contractors
    3. Issuance of Authority to Recruit Outside their Business Address
    4. Clearance to Conduct Jobs Fair
    5. Application for Working Child's Permit
    6. Registration of Union
    7. Registration of Worker's Association
    8. Registration of Collective Bargaining Agreement
    9. Certification from DOLE that Company Has No Pending / Has Pending Case
    10. Issuance of Overseas Employment Certificate at Post
    11. Issuance of Overseas Employment Certificate at Post
    12. Private Recruitment and Placement Agency License
    13. Accreditation of Occupational Safety and Health Practitioners
    14. Accreditation of Co-Partner
    15. Application for Livelihood Project Assistance
VI - Our Citizens Feedback System
VII - Our Citizen Redress/Grievance Mechanism
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V - Our Key Frontline Services

General Information
  1. All application forms are free of charge which may also be secured from our website (www.dole.gov.ph).
  2. If the claimant of the requested service is other than the one who filed the application, submit a letter of authorization together with photocopy of their IDs (Filer/Applicant and Authorized Representative - to present original for verification purposes).
  3. To serve you better, you are requested to fill up the Citizen Feedback Form located at the desk of the action officers and public assistance officers and drop it at the designated boxes located near the entrances/exits areas.

Local Simple Transaction

A. Application for Alien Employment Permit

Alien Employment Permit

Under Article 40 of the Labor Code of the Philippines, as amended, any alien seeking admission to the Philippines for employment purposes and any domestic or foreign employer who desires to engage an alien for employment in the Philippines shall obtain an employment permit from the Department of Labor and Employment.

The Alien Employment Permit (AEP) is a permit issued to a non-resident alien or foreign national seeking admission to the Philippines for employment purposes after a determination of the non-availability of Filipino citizen who is competent, able and willing at the time of application to perform the services for which the alien is desired.

Client/s/Applicant/s

All foreign nationals who intend to engage in gainful employment in the Philippines and any domestic or foreign employer who desires to engage an alien for employment in the Philippines.

Requirements

For Issuance of New AEP
  1. Application Form duly accomplished and notarized with 2 x 2 picture in white background
  2. Notarized Contract of Employment/Appointment for non-elective position or Notarized Board Secretary's Certificate on the Election of Foreign National
  3. Certified Photocopy of passport with visa or Certificate of Recognition for Refugees
  4. Photocopy of Mayor's Permit or in case of Ecozone locators a Certification from the Ecozone authority that the employer is existing and operating in the Ecozone.
  5. If the filer is a representative of the foreign national, authorization letter from the company or foreign national
Note: Present to the DOLE Action Officer the original passport with valid visa and other original documents for verification purposes.

For Renewal of AEP
  1. Application Form duly accomplished and notarized with 2 x 2 picture in white background
  2. Notarized Contract of Employment/Appointment for non-elective position or Notarized Board Secretary's Certificate on the Election of Foreign National
  3. Photocopy of passport with visa
  4. Photocopy of Updated Mayor's Permit or in case of Ecozone locators a Certification from the Ecozone authority that the employer is existing and operating in the Ecozone.
  5. AEP Card previously issued or photocopy of current AEP
  6. If the filer is a representative of the foreign national, authorization letter from the company or foreign national
Note: Present to the DOLE Action Officer the original passport with valid visa and other original documents for verification purposes.

Validity period of Permit

One (1) year unless the employment contract, consultancy services, or other modes of engagement provides otherwise, which in no case shall exceed five (5) years. The AEP may be renewed upon compliance with the requirements.

Permit fee:

P8,000.00 for one year validity or a fraction thereof plus P3,000.00 for every additional year or fraction thereof.

Renewal of Application:

P3,000.00 for every year of validity or a fraction thereof.

Card Replacement:

P750.00

Penalty:

P10,000.00 for every year or a fraction thereof on foreign nationals found working without an AEP or with an expired AEP

Where to apply

Regional Office or Field Office having jurisdiction over the intended place of work

Total Process Cycle Time

If filed at the Regional Office, three (3) working days upon receipt of complete documents or within 24 hours after publication and payment of permit fees.

If filed at the Field Office, Five (5) working days upon receipt of complete documents and payment of permit fees.

Basic Steps

An application for AEP may be denied on the following grounds:

  1. Misrepresentation of facts in the application;
  2. Submission of falsified documents;
  3. The foreign national has a derogatory record; or
  4. Availability of a Filipino who is competent, able and willing to do the job intended for the foreign national.
Denial of application of AEP shall cause the forfeiture of the fees paid by the applicant.

AEP may be suspended, cancelled or revoked based on the grounds enumerated in DOLE Department Order No. 97-09 dated August 26, 2009.

An AEP may be suspended on the following grounds and after due process:

  1. The continued stay of the foreign national may result in damage to the interest of the industry or the country;
  2. The employment of the foreign national is suspended by the employer or by order of the Court.
Petitions for suspension of AEP issued shall be resolved within thirty (30) days from receipt thereof.

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B. Registration of Job Contractors and Sub-contractors

Job Contractors and Sub-contractors

The Certificate of Registration of Job Contractors and Sub-contractors is issued to persons, entities, companies engaged in legitimate contracting and subcontracting arrangements in accordance with Articles 106 to 109 of the Labor Code, as amended and its implementing guidelines under DOLE Department Order No. 18-02.

Client/s/Applicant/s:

Any legal and duly registered entity engaged in legitimate job contracting and sub-contracting arrangements.

Requirements

  1. Duly accomplished and notarized application form with undertaking that the applicant shall abide to all applicable labor laws, rules and regulations.
  2. Certified true copy of certificate of registration of firm or business name from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) or from the DOLE if the applicant is a union;
  3. Certified true copy of the license or business permit issued by the local government unit or units where the contractor or sub-contractor operates;
  4. Certified true copy of audited financial statements if the applicant is a corporation, partnership, cooperative or union, or copy of the latest ITR if the applicant is a sole proprietorship.
Registration Fee

P100

Validity Period of your Registration

Three (3) years and renewable every three (3) years

Where to apply

Regional/Field Office having jurisdiction of the business operation of the applicant

Total Process Cycle Time

One (1) Working Day upon receipt of payment of Registration Fee

Basic Steps

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C. Issuance of Authority to Recruit Outside their Business Address

Authority to Recruit

Under Article 25 of the Labor Code of the Philippines, as amended, the Department is mandated to govern and regulate the activities of all individuals and entities engaged in the recruitment and placement of persons for local employment.

The Authority to Recruit is issued to licensed PRPA representative/s authorizing him/her to conduct recruitment activities outside their business address as specified in the authority.

Client/s/Applicant/s

A licensed agency or its authorized representative.

Requirements

  1. Letter request by the agency;
  2. Copy of current Private Recruitment and Placement Agency (PRPA) License;
  3. Certification under oath of licensee of the proposed recruitment activities of the representative
  4. NBI Clearance and bio-data of the representative with two (2) passport size pictures;
  5. Clearance from previous agency, if applicable; and
  6. In case of renewal, previous Authority to Recruit
Authority Fee

P1,500.00

Validity period of your Authority

Co-terminus with the PRPA License unless sooner revoked/cancelled by the issuing Regional Office or terminated by the agency.

Where to apply

Regional Office if it covers the entire region or more than one province.
Field Office if it covers one province only.

Total Process Cycle Time

One (1) Working Day upon receipt of payment of Authority Fee

Basic Steps

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D. Clearance to Conduct Jobs Fair

Clearance to Conduct Jobs Fair

The Clearance to Conduct Jobs Fair is an authority issued to the requesting entity to host or sponsor a job fair.

Client/s/Applicant/s

The requesting party refers to the entity requesting to host or sponsor a Jobs Fair. Jobs Fair may be conducted, hosted, sponsored an/or co-sponsored by Non-Government Organizations and other private entities including educational institutions and participated in by employers, Private Recruitment and Placement Agency (PRPA) and Private Employment Agency (PEA) or registered job contractors/sub-contractors.

Requirements

  1. Written request for the conduct of Jobs Fair, with complete details such as the proposed date, venue and complete location/address, submitted at least ten (10) working days before the scheduled date of the event.
  2. List of participating employers and agencies with their individual
    1. copy of license
    2. registration certificate
    3. job orders/vacancies
Validity Period of the Clearance

Within the specified duration of the jobs fair

Service fee

None

Where to apply

Field Office where the jobs fair will be conducted.

Total Process Cycle Time

Five (5) Working Days upon receipt of complete documents.

Basic Steps

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E. Application for Working Child's Permit

Working Child\ss Permit

Under Republic Act No. 9231, the Department is mandated to protect the working child under allowable work circumstances against abuse, exploitation and discrimination.

As a rule, no child below 15 years of age shall be employed, permitted or suffered to work, in any public or private establishment except: 1) when the child works under the sole responsibility of his/her parents or guardian, provided that only members of the child's family are employed; and 2) when the child's employment or participation in public entertainment or information is essential.

A Working Child's Permit is issued to any child below 15 years of age before he/she is allowed to commence work, usually on short-term and per project basis, in a family undertaking and in public entertainment or information.

Client/s/Applicant/s:

Employer, parent or guardian of a child below 15 years of age before engaging him or her in any legitimate work not prohibited by law.

Requirements

  1. Duly accomplished and notarized/under oath application for work permit
  2. Additional requirements for a child above seven years old:
    • Proof or Certificate of enrollment for the current year or current school identification or report card
    • If the Child is not enrolled, a brief description of the program for education, training and skills acquisition for the child
  3. Authenticated copy of child's Birth Certificate or Certificate of Late Registration of Birth issued by the NSO or the city/municipal registrar
  4. Medical certificate issued by a licensed physician stating that he/she has personally examined the child for whom a work permit is being secured, and that the child is fit to undertake the work in which he/she is to be engaged. Such certificate must bear the certifying physician's full name, and his/her license number
  5. Two (2) passport size photographs of the child, expenses for securing such should be the employer's responsibility. For a child who will work in a family undertaking, any digitally-captured photograph either by DOLE or employer may be accepted
  6. When the employer is the parent, guardian, or a family member other than the parent of the child, he/she shall present any valid documents such as latest passport, latest postal/company identification card, driver's license establishing his/her identity. Additional requirement for the following are:
    • For legal guardian: authenticated proof of legal guardianship
    • For family member: proof of relationship to the child
    • For employers in public entertainment or information:
      • Certified true copy of the employer's business permit or certificate of registration
      • Written employment contract between the employer and the child's parents or guardian and approved by DOLE.
      • An express agreement of the child to the provisions of the contract when the child is between seven (7) to below 15 years of age.
Additional Requirements for Renewal

1. Previously issued WCP
Validity period of Permit:

Based on the employment contract but not to exceed one (1) year

Permit Fee:

P100 per permit/project

Where to file

Regional / Field Offices whichever is nearest to the client

Total Process Cycle Time

Eight (8) Working Hours from receipt of payment

Basic Steps

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F. Registration of Union

Union Registration

Under PD 442 of the Labor Code of the Philippines, as amended, the DOLE is mandated to process the application for registration of labor organizations in order for them to acquire legal personality and to enjoy the rights given to legitimate labor organization.

Union registration refers to the process of determining whether the application for registration of a labor union organized for collective bargaining, complies with the documentary requirements prescribed under Rule 3 and 4 of DOLE Department Order No. 40-03 and the rules implementing Book V of the Labor Code, as amended.

Client/s/Applicant/s

All labor unions whose members are employed in commercial, industrial and agricultural enterprises, and employees of government-owned or controlled corporations without original charters established under the Corporation Code, including religious, charitable, medical or educational institutions whether operating for profit or not which exist in whole and in part for collective bargaining.

Supervisory employees shall not be eligible for membership in a rank-and-file employee labor union but may form their separate labor unions.

Alien employees with valid working permits issued by DOLE may exercise their right to self-organization and join or assist labor unions for purposes of collective bargaining if they are nationals of a country which grants the same or similar rights to Filipino workers, as certified by the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Managerial employees shall not be eligible to form, join or assist any labor union for purposes of collective bargaining.

Requirements

For Local Chapters

  1. Duly accomplished and notarized Application Form
  2. Charter certificate issued by the federation or national union indicating the creation or establishment of the local/chapter
  3. The names of the local/chapter's officers, their addresses and principal office of the local chapter
  4. The local/chapter's constitution and by-laws, provided that where the local/chapter's constitution and by-laws is the same as that of the federation or national union, this fact shall be indicated accordingly.
For Independent Labor Union

  1. Duly accomplished and notarized Application Form
  2. Minutes of Organizational Meeting and Attendance Sheet
  3. List of Members
  4. Financial Report if in existence for at least one (1) year
  5. If less than 1 year, and has not collected any amount, a certification to this effect.
  6. Constitution and by-laws accompanied by the names and signatures of ratifying members.
  7. Minutes of adoption or ratification of the constitution and by-laws, date/s when ratification was made and list of ratifying members.
  8. Minutes of adoption or ratification is not required if it is done simultaneously with the organizational meeting and the same is reflected in the minutes of the organizational meeting including the date/s when ratification was made and list of ratifying members..
  9. Statement that it is not reported as a chartered local or any federation.
  10. List of members comprising at least 20% of the employees of the bargaining unit
Validity Period of the Registration

Indefinite

Registration Fee

P70.00

Where to apply

Field Office

Total Process Cycle Time

One (1) Working Day upon receipt of complete documents and payment of registration fee

Basic Steps

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G. Registration of Worker's Association

Worker's Association Registration

Under PD 442 of the Labor Code of the Philippines, as amended, the DOLE is mandated to process the application for registration of workers' association organized for the mutual aid and protection of its members or for other legitimate purposes except collective bargaining in order for them to acquire legal personality.

Worker's Association registration refers to the process of determining whether the application for registration of such organization complies with the documentary requirements prescribed under Rule 3 and 4 of DOLE Department Order No. 40-03, as amended.

Client/s/Applicant/s

Working Youth, Overseas Filipino Workers, Persons with Disabilities, Displaced Workers and all other workers, including ambulant, intermittent workers, the self-employed, rural workers and those without definite employers

Requirements

  1. Duly accomplished and notarized Application Form
  2. Name of the association officers and their addresses
  3. Minutes of Organizational Meeting and Attendance Sheet
  4. List of Members
  5. Financial Report if in existence for at least one (1) year
  6. If less than 1 year, and has not collected any amount, a certification to this effect.
  7. Constitution and by-laws accompanied by the names and signatures of ratifying members
  8. Minutes of adoption or ratification of the constitution and by-laws, date/s when ratification was made and list of ratifying members
  9. Minutes of adoption or ratification is not required if it is done simultaneously with the organizational meeting and the same is reflected in the minutes of the organizational meeting including the date/s when ratification was made and list of ratifying members
Validity Period of the Registration

Indefinite

Registration fee

P70.00

Where to apply

Regional Office/Field Office

Total Process Cycle Time

One (1) Working Day upon receipt of complete documents and payment of registration fee

Basic Steps

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H. Registration of Collective Bargaining Agreement

Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) Registration

It is the State policy to promote and emphasize the primacy of collective bargaining in setting working conditions or the creation of a mechanism by which employers and recognized and certified labor unions bargain collectively.

The registration of Collective Bargaining Agreement refers to the process of determining whether the application for registration complies with the requirements provided under DOLE Department Order No. 40-03, as amended.

Clients/Applicants

Parties to the CBA

Requirements

  1. Duly accomplished and notarized Application Form
  2. Original and 2 duplicate signed copies of the CBA which must be certified under oath by the representative/s of the employer/s and labor/union/s concerned.
  3. Statement that the CBA was posted in at least two (2) conspicuous places in the establishment/s concerned for at least five (5) days before its ratification
  4. Statement that the CBA was ratified by the majority of the employees in the bargaining unit of the employer/s concerned
Validity Period of the Registration

Five (5) years

Registration Fee

P1,000.00

Where to apply

Field Office

Total Process Cycle Time

One (1) Working day upon receipt of complete documents and payment of registration fee

Basic Steps

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I. Certification from DOLE that Company Has No Pending / Has Pending Case

Certification from DOLE that Company Has Pending / No Pending Case

The DOLE is mandated to review labor standards cases coming from Regional Offices through the exercise of their visitorial powers under Article 128 of the Labor Code, as amended and review the Order of the POEA Administrator pertaining to recruitment violations.

The Certification is issued to stakeholders for bidding purposes, renewal of license and withdrawal of escrow deposit with respect to labor standards and POEA appealed cases.

Client/s/Applicant/s

DOLE stakeholders/clients, Companies, Corporations, Agencies, Government Offices and Other Legal Entities

Requirements

  1. For Individual
    • Application for Clearance/Request Form or letter request indicating the purpose
    • Identification Card of the requesting party
  2. For Corporation, Agency and Other Legal Entities
    • For Bidding purposes
      • Application for Clearance/Request Form or letter request indicating the purpose
      • Photocopy of the Official Receipt (OR) of the bidding fee
      • Pertinent bidding document/s showing that the Certification of No Pending / With Pending Case from DOLE Office is being required of the company i.e., Checklist of Eligibility Requirements, Instruction to Bidders and the like
      • Identification Card of the requesting party
    • For Renewal of License/Certificate of Registration
      • Application for Clearance/Request Form or letter request indicating the purpose
      • Identification Card of the requesting party
    • For Withdrawal of Escrow Deposit
      • Photocopy of escrow deposit
      • Any document showing/certifying that the Certification of No Pending/With Pending Case from DOLE is being required of the company.
      • Identification Card of the requesting party
    • For Other Legal/Valid Purpose
      • Any document showing/certifying that the Certification of No Pending/With Pending Case from DOLE is being required of the company.
      • Identification Card of the requesting party
Service fee

None Where to apply

For POEA appealed cases - Legal Service, Department of Labor and Employment, 6th Floor, DOLE Bldg., Intramuros, Manila

For Labor Standards cases - Bureau of Working Conditions, Department of Labor and Employment, 3rd Floor, DOLE Bldg., Intramuros, Manila

Total Process Cycle Time

Maximum of three (3) working days upon receipt of complete documents

Basic Steps

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Overseas Simple Transaction

J. Issuance of Overseas Employment Certificate at Post

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K. Issuance of Overseas Employment Certificate at Post

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Complex Transaction

L. Private Recruitment and Placement Agency License

Private Recruitment and Placement Agency License

Under Article 25 of the Labor Code of the Philippines, as amended, the Department is mandated to govern and regulate the activities of all individuals and entities engaged in the recruitment and placement of persons for local employment.

The Private Recruitment and Placement Agency License is a license issued by the Department authorizing an individual, partnership, corporation or entity to operate a private recruitment and placement agency for local employment.

Client/s/Applicant/s

  1. Must be a Filipino citizen, if single proprietorship. In case of partnership or a corporation, at least seventy-five percent (75%) of the authorized capital stock must be owned and controlled by Filipino citizens;
  2. Must have a minimum net worth of P200,000.00 in the case of single proprietorship and partnership or a minimum paid-up capital of P500,000.00 in the case of corporation.
  3. The owner, partners or the officers of the corporation must be of good moral character and not otherwise disqualified by law;
  4. Must have an office space with a minimum floor area of fifty (50) square meters.
  5. Must issue an undertaking on the following:
    • That they will not engage in the recruitment of children below 15 years of age or place children below 18 years old in hazardous occupation in accordance with Republic Act No. 9231 and other related laws, and;
    • That they will assume full responsibility for all claims and liabilities which may arise in connection with the use of the license.
  6. Must have undergone orientation on rules and regulations on local recruitment.
Requirements

For New/Renewal License:

  1. Duly filled up and notarized application form with undertaking.
  2. Certified copy of Certificate of Registration of firm or business name from Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Business Name Registration for Single Proprietorship; or SEC Registration/By-Laws/Articles of Incorporation/Articles of Partnership for Partnership and/or Corporation - original copy to be presented;
    • Must have a minimum paid-up capital of P500,000.00 for corporation
    • Must have a minimum net worth of P200,000.00 for single proprietorship and partnership
  3. Specific address and location map of the office/proposed office
  4. Contract of Lease for two (2) years or Owner's Certificate/Title of Office location (minimum office floor area of 50 sq.m.) - original copy to be presented;
  5. Updated NBI Clearance of the applicant-owner, of the partners in the case of partnership or all the officers and members of the Board of Directors in the case of corporation - original copy to be presented;
  6. Organizational structure and list of all officers and personnel with their respective bio-data, two (2) passport size picture and detailed statement of their duties and responsibilities
  7. Income Tax Return (ITR) for the last two (2) years, as the case may be - original copy to be presented;
  8. Sworn statement of assets and liabilities and/or duly audited financial statement, as the case may be;
  9. List of all authorized representatives, if any; who must be at least high school graduate, with their corresponding bio-data, two (2) passport size pictures, high school diploma or other proof of educational attainment duly authenticated, NBI clearance and Special Power of Attorney (SPA) and
  10. Certificate of attendance to orientation on rules and regulations on local recruitment.
Additional Requirements for Renewal:

  1. DOLE Certificate of No Pending/Has Pending Case - original copy to be presented
  2. Original copy of existing license and
  3. Proof of Publication of the previous license

The application for renewal shall be filed not later than thirty (30) days before expiration of the same.

The PRPA License cannot be renewed if the licensee/proprietor, or any of the partners and board directors have been convicted by the regular courts for violation of the Labor Code, as amended and its Implementing Rules and Regulations, or if it has been previously revoked.

For Establishment of Branch Office/Renewal of Authority to Operate a Branch Office

  1. Certified copy of the current license
  2. Organizational structure of the branch office, including duly notarized appointments.
  3. NBI Clearance, bio-data and two (2) passport-size pictures of the branch manager and staff members;
  4. Certification that the branch office has office space with a minimum floor area of fifty (50) sq.m.
  5. Certification that the licensee has no pending case from the DOLE Regional Office which issued the license and where the applicant will establish a branch office and
  6. List of all authorized representatives, if any; who must be at least high school graduate, with their corresponding bio-data, two (2) passport size pictures, high school diploma or other proof of educational attainment duly authenticated, NBI clearance and Special Power of Attorney (SPA)
License Fee

  New or Renewal of License Authority to operate a Branch  Office
  Single Proprietorship Corporation/ Partnership
Filing Fee P1,000.00 P3,000.00 P1,000.00
License Fee P6,000.00 P6,000.00 P3,000.00
Cash Bond P25,000.00 P25,000.00  
Surety Bond P100,000.00 P100,000.00 Additional P50,000.00
Replacement of Lost License P600.00

Penalty

P5,000.00 Non-publication of License

P10,000.00 Late filing of application

Validity period of PRPA License

Two (2) years, renewable every 2 years

Where to apply

DOLE Regional Office

Total Process Cycle Time

Ten (10) Working Days upon submission of complete documents and payment of required fees and bonds

Basic Steps

Reminders to Applicants and Employers seeking assistance from a Licensed Private Recruitment and Placement Agency:

Placement Fee (paid by the worker to the Licensed PRPA)

Must not exceed twenty percent (20%) of the worker's first month basic salary and in no case shall be charged prior to the actual commencement of employment.

Service Fee (paid by the employer to the Licensed PRPA)

Must not exceed twenty percent (20%) of the annual basic salary of the worker and in no case shall the service fee be deducted from the worker's salary.

Transportation Expenses of the Worker (charge to the employer)

Transportation of the worker from the place of origin to the place of work shall be charged to the employer and shall in no case be deducted from the worker's salary.

Issuance of Official Receipt

Official Receipt for any payments shall be issued for any fees collected by the PRPA.

Complaints against PRPA

Report to DOLE and/or the concerned Regional/Field Office having jurisdiction on the PRPA any irregularities and violations incurred by said PRPA.

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M. Accreditation of Occupational Safety and Health Practitioners

Accreditation of Occupational Safety and Health Practitioners

Under Rule 1030 of the Occupational Safety and Health Standards as amended by Department Order No. 16, Series of 2001, the Accreditation of Practitioners, Consultants and Organizations on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) is issued to OSH Personnel and Training Organizations to assist the Department in instituting new and update existing programs to ensure safe and healthful working conditions in all places of employment (Article 162 Book IV, Title I, of the Labor Code of the Philippines, as amended).

Client/s/Applicant/s

  1. Qualifications of Practitioners who are qualified to practice OSH in the Philippines:
    1. Must have completed the prescribed 40-hour Basic Occupational Safety and Health Training Course from DOLE accredited or recognized organizations.
    2. Must have relevant experience in occupational safety and health. Three (3) years experience is required if applicant is duly licensed, four (4) years experience, if graduate of any 4 or 5 years college course without license and ten (10) years experience if college undergraduate.
Relevant experience shall mean actual work experience on OSH or a combination of actual work experience and attendance or participation in various trainings, seminars and other related learning processes.

Requirements

For Accreditation as OSH Practitioner for New Application
(Use/Attach Form DOLE-BWC-AF-CHK-PC)

  1. Duly accomplished Application Form (DOLE-BWC-AF-PCN-A1 for OSH practitioner)
  2. Two (2) recent 1" x 1" ID pictures in red background for practitioner duly signed by the applicant at the back
  3. Original Certificate of Employment indicating date of appointment at present position using the official company letter head and photocopy of previous employment certificate, if any
  4. Photocopies of Actual Duties and Responsibilities at present position, using company letterhead, signed by Immediate supervisor and Personnel Manager or authorized official of the company
  5. Photocopies of certificates of completion of BWC prescribed training on OSH (40 hours) for practitioners and advanced training on OSH (80 hours) for consultants
  6. Photocopies of certificates of completion/attendance in other OSH related trainings/seminars
  7. Photocopy of college diploma and Transcript of Records or Board Exam Certificate/PRC license if applicable
  8. Proof/s of accomplishment or participation in OSH (accident reports, safety inspection reports, safety audit reports, safety and health committee reports/programs prepared/implemented) and
  9. Other supporting documents as proof of OSH practice.
Requirements for Renewal of Accreditation of Occupational Safety and Health Practitioner

  1. Duly accomplished application form (DOLE-BWC-AF-PCR-A2)
  2. Updated Resume with recent picture
  3. Two (2) recent 1" x 1" ID pictures in red background for Practitioner, duly signed by the applicant at the back
  4. Summary of Accomplishments on OSH duly certified by the supervisor and employer using official letterhead of the company
  5. Proof/s of accomplishments or participation in OSH (accident reports, safety inspection reports, safety audit reports, safety and health committee reports/programs prepared/implemented)
  6. Photocopy of certificate of accreditation
  7. Photocopy of certificate of attendance on additional OSH related trainings (at least 16 hours of OSH training per year or a total of 48 hours for 3 years, earned from DOLE recognized/accredited STO/institutions or any institutions authorized by law).
  8. Other supporting documents as proof of OSH practice.
  9. Where there is a change of employer/position, the following must also be submitted:

    1. Original certificate of employment indicating name, position and date of appointment at present position, using official letterhead of the company.
    2. Original copy of actual Duties and Responsibilities at present position, using official letterhead of the company, signed by immediate supervisor and Personnel Manager or authorized official of the company.
Accreditation Fee

For Certificate/ID, Renewal/ID and Replacement Fee of OSH Practitioner:

Certificate and ID -

P150.00

Renewal Certificate and ID - P100.00
Replacement Fee (upon presentation of proof of loss) - P150.00

Validity period of Accreditation

Three (3) years, renewable every three (3) years

Where to file

Regional Office

Field Office may accept application but the Regional Director signs the Accreditation certificate

Total Process Cycle Time

Ten (10) working days upon receipt of complete documents, interviewed and paid the required fees

Basic Steps

I | II | III | IV | V | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | VI | VII

N. Accreditation of Co-Partner

Accreditation of Co-Partners

The accreditation of co-partners is governed by the provisions of COA Circular No. 2007-001 dated October 25, 2007 entitled "Revised guidelines in the granting, utilization, accounting and auditing of the funds released to Non-Governmental Organizations/People's Organizations (NGOs/POs)" and COA Circular No. 94-013 dated December 13, 1994 entitled "Rules and Regulations in the Grant, Utilization and Liquidation of Funds Transferred to Implementing Agencies".

For this purpose, accreditation is the acceptance by the DOLE of the NGO, PO, Government Organization (GO) or Local Government Unit (LGU) to implement the former's project after proper verification and validation of required documents.

Client/s/Applicant/s

  1. Government Offices / Local Government Units
  2. Workers' Organizations, namely, NGOs and POs
    1. Workers in the informal economy engaged in small livelihood undertakings such as farmers, fisherfolks, ambulant workers or peddlers, ambulant service providers, vendors, tricycle or pedicab drivers and operators, among others
    2. Disadvantaged/unemployed workers, especially the specific groups of workers that include the youth (15 - 30 years old), women, physically and occupationally-disabled persons, indigenous people, parents of child laborers, urban poor
    3. Workers in the formal economy, particularly the minimum/low wage earners seeking to augment their income
    4. Returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and OFW Circle members
    5. Workers affected by economic restructuring and natural calamities/disasters
Requirements

  1. Duly accomplished Application Form for Accreditation
  2. Application Letter addressed to DOLE Regional Director
  3. Certificate of registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and/or either the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) or the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
  4. Authenticated copy of the latest Articles of Incorporation, or the Articles of Cooperation, showing the original incorporators/organizers and the Secretary's certificate for incumbent officers, together with the Certificate of Filing with the SEC/Certificate of Approval by the CDA
  5. Financial reports, audited by an independent Certified Public Accountant, for the past three (3) years preceding the date of project implementation.

    For NGO/PO which has been in operation for less than three (3) years, report of accomplishment or any equivalent proof certified by its President and Secretary that it had previously implemented similar projects shall be required, in addition to financial reports for the years it has been in operation

  6. Disclosure by the NGO/PO of other related business, if any, and extent of ownership therein
  7. Work and Financial Plan, and Sources and Details of Proponents Equity Participation in the Project
  8. List and/or photographs of similar projects previously completed by the NGO/PO, if any, indicating the source of funds for their implementation
  9. Sworn affidavit of the Secretary of the NGO/PO that none of its incorporators, organizers, directors or officials is an agent of or related by consanguinity or affinity up to the fourth civil degree to the DOLE officials.
Accreditation Fee

None

Validity Period of Accreditation

Indefinite

Where to apply

Field Office

Total Process Cycle Time

Ten (10) Working Days

Basic Steps

I | II | III | IV | V | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | VI | VII

O. Application for Livelihood Project Assistance

Livelihood Project Assistance

Access to livelihood fund assistance thru any of the DOLE's programs/projects requires an accreditation of co-partners, to wit: Non-Governmental Organizations/People's Organizations (NGOs/POs), Government Organizations (GOs) or Local Government Units (LGUs).

Fund release to these accredited co-partners is likewise governed by the provisions of COA Circular No. 2007-001 dated October 25, 2007 entitled "Revised guidelines in the granting, utilization, accounting and auditing of the funds released to Non-Governmental Organizations/People's Organizations (NGOs/POs)" and COA Circular No. 94-013 dated December 13, 1994 entitled "Rules and Regulations in the Grant, Utilization and Liquidation of Funds Transferred to Implementing Agencies".

The funds granted to these NGOs/POs/GOs/LGUs shall retain their character as public funds.

Client/s/Applicant/s

  1. Government Offices / Local Government Units
  2. Workers' Organizations, namely, NGOs and POs
    1. Workers in the informal economy engaged in small livelihood undertakings such as farmers, fisherfolks, ambulant workers or peddlers, ambulant service providers, vendors, tricycle or pedicab drivers and operators, among others
    2. Disadvantaged/unemployed workers, especially the specific groups of workers that include the youth (15 - 30 years old), women, physically and occupationally-disabled persons, indigenous people, parents of child laborers, urban poor
    3. Workers in the formal economy, particularly the minimum/low wage earners seeking to augment their income
    4. Returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and OFW Circle members
    5. Workers affected by economic restructuring and natural calamities/disaster
Requirements

  1. Certificate of Accreditation by the DOLE Regional Office (RO)
  2. Application Letter addressed to DOLE RO Director
  3. Complete project proposal approved/signed by its officers which shall include the objectives, target beneficiaries, feasibility studies, risk assessment, designs, plans, blueprints, charts, etc. and
  4. Resolution by organization
  5. Certification of displacement, if necessary
Application Fee

None

Validity Period of Proposal

Indefinite

Where to apply

Regional Office/Field Office (FO)

Total Process Cycle Time

Ten (10) Working Days upon receipt of complete documents and interview/ site inspection.

Basic Steps

I | II | III | IV | V | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | VI | VII
 
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