NCMB Welcomes Its New Employees

Metro Manila – The National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) conducted an orientation program to integrate its new personnel into the Board and equip them with information on NCMB mandate, programs and policies. The activity was designed to familiarize them with the mission, vision and core values of NCMB as well as help them adapt to the norms and organizational culture.

The program was conducted via Zoom video conferencing held last 10 March 2022, with participants coming from the Central Office and Regional Branches NCR, III, IV-A, VII, XI.

Ms. Erika Bernice C. Ocampo of the Administrative Division formally introduced the top officials of the Board and Division Chiefs of the Central Office and vice versa.
Deputy Executive Director for Internal Services Maria Cristina O. Mangaliman presented the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) history, mandate, vision, mission, organizational structure; its bureaus, services, regional offices and attached agencies. DED Mangaliman also gave highlights of the Board’s history, core values, strategies, organizational structure and manpower complement.

Workplace Relations Enhancement Division Chief Julie F. Rodriguez presented the LMC’s concept, structure, mechanism, process and outcome. It was then followed by Voluntary Arbitration Division Chief Atty. Kim Marie M. Roque-Aquino who discussed the concepts of Grievance Machinery and Voluntary Arbitration. She defined grievance, its standard for effective procedure, and the difference of GM with LMC. In addition, she explained matters relating to voluntary arbitration as a mode of settling labor-management disputes by which the parties select a competent, trained and impartial person who decides on the merits of the case and whose decision is final, executory and binding.

Conciliation-Mediation Division OIC-Chief Ericson L. Igual discussed conciliation and mediation matters. He emphasized the scope of the Conciliation and Mediation and its process on how to provide the services to its clients.

The Internal Services Division Chief’s Mr. Harry A. Curaza, Mmes. Rose-Maria C. Mamaoag and Marife E. Fausto presented the functions relative to the Internal Services with its three Divisions, Financial Management Division (FMD), Administrative Division (AD) and Research and Information Division (RID).

AD Chief Mamaoag discussed the functions of the division inclusive of the HR programs and policies ranging from salaries and other entitlements, general rules on tardiness, undertime, leave administration, and the corresponding sanctions in every violation of rules. She also discussed career development through training and scholarship, job enrichment program, career planning and pathing and counseling services. The DOLE Educational Support Program (DESP) was also explained by AD Chief Mamaoag. She explained that the program aims to provide opportunities to DOLE employees to complete their bachelor’s degree or pursue masters or doctorate studies, attend review classes; and to enhance the effectiveness of the employees in the performance of their functions either through in-service training and formal education among others.

FMD OIC-Chief Curaza presented the functions of the FMD. Topics discussed were fundamental principles governing financial transactions, and basic documentary requirements for payment of first salary, personnel benefits and bonuses and other common government transactions.

Lastly, RID matters were discussed by Chief Fausto. She shared that RID is responsible for providing technical assistance in the formulation of plans (short to long range plans) and programs of the Board. She explained that RID consolidates all accomplishment reports from the regional branches on the implementation of the Board’s programs. The Accomplishment Reports are then submitted to DOLE, DBM, COA and other government and private institutions. She also emphasized the RID’s role and responsibility in terms of support to operations, communication, planning, management and information systems, budget and freedom of information.

Aside from the programs of the Board, the existence of the NCMB Employees Association’s (NCMBEA) was discussed. It was presented by its Secretary Pia Bianca B. Sambrano. She presented to the group its importance, purpose, benefits and accomplishments.

Executive Director Maria Teresita D. Lacsamana-Cancio gave her heartfelt closing remarks to the participants. She gave her motivational message and reminded the new employees that the NCMB should be in their heart, to pledge to the best of their ability that they can and do their job exceptionally well.

END/harold may b. tayaoan