The campaign to enhance the implementation of the labor laws compliance system in the country gets another boost with the deployment of 45 newly designated labor laws compliance officers (LLCOs).

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the third batch of DOLE personnel designated as LLCOs, were deployed to key regions following the authorization for them to conduct assessment and inspection activities until end of the year.

The newly designated LLCOs will complement the existing pool of labor inspectors tasked to implement labor laws compliance system to close to a million establishments in the country, Bello said.

Included in the list of activities that LLCOs will implement are conduct of Joint Assessment, Compliance Visit, Occupational Safety and Health Standards Investigation, Technical Safety Inspection and Special Assessment or Visit of Establishments, and other special tasks as may be assigned by the Secretary.

These activities will be implemented in LLCO's regional assignments, which include the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), National Capital Region (NCR), Regions 2, 4-A, 4-B,6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, and CARAGA.

Aside from the newly designated LLCOs, Bello said that the Technical Safety Inspectors of the DOLE are also directed to conduct joint assessments in establishments which they have targeted for Technical Safety Inspection.

This is to help the current roster of our LLCOs, including those newly designated in performing the activities they are enjoined to perform, he added.

Also in line with the augmentation of the existing 574 labor laws compliance officers, the DOLE has started hiring 36 more personnel for the newly created senior labor and employment officer (SLEO) positions.

The successful applicants will have a salary rate of P39,151 (SG19), per month, including personal emergency relief allowance (PERA) of P2,000, plus other benefits allowed by the government, as provided for under the 2016 Philippine Salary Standardization Law.

These SLEO positions is on top of the additional request of 200 labor laws compliance officer positions, which has been submitted this year to Congress, Bello said.

Source: Department Of Labor And Employment Republic Of Philippines