MANDATE

The NCMB, created under Executive Order No. 126, reorganizing the DOLE shall formulate policies, develop plans and programs and set standards and procedures relative to the promotion of conciliation and mediation of labor disputes through the preventive mediation, conciliation and voluntary arbitration facilitation of labor management cooperation through joint mechanisms for information sharing effective communication and consultation and group problem solving.

VISION

The NCMB shall be the center of excellence in enhancing harmonious relationship in every workplace.

MISSION

To sustain harmonious labor and management relations through continuous education, mainstreaming of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms and implementation of innovation approaches toward worker’s empowerment

PERFORMANCE PLEDGE

We, the officials and employees of the National Conciliation and Mediation Board, commit and resolve to efficiently and effectively perform our tasks in utmost courtesy and sincere dedication to provide timely and excellent service to the public.

INTEGRITY PLEDGE

We, the officials and employees of the National Conciliation and Mediation Board do hereby pledge to:

VALUE our being an employee of the DOLE as opportunity to be an an agent of change and transformation;

GUIDE our actions and decisions with the goal of serving solely the interest of the public and not our own;

OBSERVE the DOLE Code of Conduct as out standard of ethical and accountable behavior;

ADOPT the practice of continuous process improvements towards efficient and effective delivery of services;

ENGAGE our social partners in enhancing transparency and enforcing accountability;

ENSURE that we and our fellow workers will be vigilant in the performance of our duties and responsibilities.

TECHNICAL SERVICES

A. CONCILIATION AND MEDIATION DIVISION

logo_223392_6354819105970716631. Formulate policies, programs, standards, procedures, manuals of operation and guidelines relating to effective preventive mediation and conciliation of labor disputes;
2. Assist the Branches in the implementation of the Board’s program in the area of conciliation and mediation;
3. Perform counseling services and preventive mediation and or conciliation functions in connection with notices of strike and lockout filed in accordance with existing rules and regulations;
4. Exercise technical supervision over its counterparts in the regional branches;
5. Coordinate and maintain linkages with labor and management sectors and institutions and other government authorities concerned with matters relative to areas of concern;
6. Provide technical assistance in the preparation of proposed collective bargaining agreements in administering CBA and in drawing up joint agreements;
7. Prepare and submit regular and special reports; and
8. Perform such other functions as may be provided by law.

B. WORKPLACE RELATION ENHANCEMENT DIVISION

Building-Relationships-300x2251. Formulate policies, programs, standards, procedures, manual of operations and guidelines pertaining to labor-management cooperation endeavors, and in the promotion of joint participation in policy and decision-making at the plant,industry, sectoral, regional and national levels, whenever appropriate;
2. Assists the Branches in the promotion of labor-management cooperation programs;
3. Coordinate and maintain linkages with other sectors and institutions as well as other government authorities concerned with matters relative to areas of concern;
4. Exercise technical supervision over its counterparts in the regional branches;
5. Conduct researches and studies on local and international trends relating to labor management cooperation schemes in aid of policy formulation;
6. Oversee the operations of the structure of mechanism for labor management cooperation to ensure their effectiveness as well as assist employees and
7. Prepare and submit regular and special reports.

C. VOLUNTARY ARBITRATION DIVISION

va1. Formulate policies, programs, standards, procedures, manual of operations and guidelines pertaining to grievance handling and voluntary arbitration;
2. Assist the Branches in the promotion and implementation/strengthening of the voluntary arbitration program as a preferred mode of settling labor disputes as well as other voluntary approaches towards harmonious labor management relations;
3. Provide technical and administrative support to the Tripartite Voluntary Arbitration Advisory Council;
4. Administer the voluntary arbitration program; maintain a nationwide list of voluntary arbitrators and compile and analyze arbitration awards and decisions;
5. Conduct researches and studies on local and international trends relating to voluntary arbitration in aid of policy formulation;
6. Coordinate and maintain linkages with concern institutions and sectors on matters relative to its areas of concern;
7. Prepare and submit regular and special reports;
8. Perform such other functions as may be provided by law.

 

INTERNAL SERVICES

A. ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION

1. Advise management on administrative policies;Business feature
2. Provide the Board with economical, efficient and effective services relating to personnel, records, supplies, equipment, office maintenance, security and custodial work;
3. Develop  and administer personnel program including among others, selection and placement, training classification and pay career and employee development, performance evaluation employee relations and welfare as well as act on all matters concerning appointments, promotions, transfers, attendance leave of absence and other personnel transaction;
4. Develop and maintain the records management program of  the Board;
5. Provide and coordinate office maintenance, security and messenger services of the Board;
6. Develop and implement the procurement and property management program for the Board;
7. Coordinate and maintain linkages with other DOLE offices,government agencies and other institutions relative to its areas of concern;
8. Prepare and submit reports required by other offices and agencies concerned; and
9. Perform such other functions as may be provided by law.

B. FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT  DIVISION

1. Advise management on financial and management policies;finance
2. Provide the Board with economical, efficient and effective services relating to budgetary, financial, management improvement and internal control matters;
3. Develop and implement management audit program towards increased efficiency, effectiveness and economy in operations which includes among others, organizations methods procedures systems, prepare, update and integrate organization and manuals of operations;
4. Prepare and administer the budget, allocate resources to the different offices and regional branches of the Board in accordance with established criteria and monitor the utilization of funds in relation with their performance.
5. Maintain accounting records, books of accounts, prepare, analyze and submit financial reports and statement of operations in accordance with existing accounting and auditing rules;
6. Provide efficient and accurate disbursement services for the Board;
7. Prepare and submit reports required by other offices and agencies concerned; and
8. Perform such other functions as may be provided by law.

C. RESEARCH AND INFORMATION DIVISION

1. Advise management on research and information policies;Research
2. Provide the Board with efficient, effective and economical services relating to planning, programming, project development and evaluation, management information system, research and studies on the Board’s programs, information and publication;
3. Undertake research and studies in all areas of collective bargaining, conciliation, preventive mediation, grievance handling voluntary arbitration, labor management cooperation schemes and other voluntary modes of preventing and settling labor disputes in aid of policy formulation;
4. Public and disseminate necessary information and research studies to the public and/or agencies concerned;
5. Provide technical assistance in the formulation of short and long range and annual plans and programs for the Board;
6. Develop, maintain, update and implement a management information system for the Board;
7. Maintain a network of labor information relevant to the Board’s programs and activities;
8. Integrate the regular and annual reports of the Board.
9. Assist in negotiating with international or bilateral agencies for carrying out the Board’s projects;
10. Coordinate and maintain linkages with research centers of other agencies, institutions and sectors on areas of concern;
11. Prepare and submit reports required by other offices and agencies concerned; and
12. Perform such other functions as may be provided by law.

NCMB REGIONAL BRANCHES

branches1. Implement laws, rules and regulations, policies, programs, standards, manuals of operations and guidelines issued by the Board within its jurisdiction;
2. Undertake preventive mediation and conciliation functions;
3. Promote and administer the voluntary arbitration program and other voluntary modes of preventing and settling labor disputes and grievance handling;
4. Promote labor management cooperative endeavors as well as schemes for joint labor management participation in policy and decision making;
5. Provide counseling and technical assistance to parties in the prevention and settlement of labor disputes including the administration of collective agreements;
6. Coordinate and maintain linkages with concerned sectors, institutions and other government authorities on matters relative to the prevention and settlement of labor disputes;
7. Prepare and submit regular and special reports of accomplishments and labor relations situation to the Board’s Central Office; and
8. Perform such other functions as may be provided by law.

THE TRIPARTITE VOLUNTARY ARBITRATION ADVISORY COUNCIL

                    A Tripartite Voluntary Arbitration Advisory Council is attached to the NCMB per Section 4 of EO 251 dated 25 July 1987. The Council advises the NCMB on matters pertaining to the promotion of voluntary arbitration as the preferred mode of dispute settlement.

                      It is composed of the Executive Director of the NCMB who acts as Chairman, one other member from the government, two members representing labor,and two other members representing management. The members are all appointed by the President to serve a term of three (3) years without compensation.

PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES

1. Formulation of responsive, sound and workable policies, programs and standard procedures which will require, among others:
a. conduct of continuing policy researches and studies;
b. convening of round-table policy discussions, holding of are, industry, regional and national tripartite meetings and conferences;
c. monitoring and evaluation of program implementation at the regional levels;
d. computer programming of data-based information for policy formulation, etc.
2. Professionalization of the conciliation, mediation, voluntary arbitration, and management support services of the Board which call for, among others;
a. continuing staff development program through the conduct of on-the-job training/skills development seminars and workshops;
b. development and production of training materials both in print such as case studies and audio-visual aids like mock conciliation and voluntary arbitration cases
c. re-orientation and training programs for voluntary arbitrators including those serving in the United States Facilities in the Philippines including both labor and management advocates;
d.development of technical expertise in rendering advisory and counseling services and in serving as resource persons and speakers in lectures, seminars, workshops, symposia and meetings, attendance and participation in national, regional and inter nation seminars and conferences;
e. availment of study and scholarship grants within and outside the country; and
f. Development and implementation of a Performance Appraisal System together with Incentive and Awards Scheme, etc.

3. Promotionalactivities which will require, among others:
a. extensive public relations campaign program that calls for the production, publication and dissemination of brochures, pamphlets, booklets and audio-visual and other promotional and educational materials about NCMB and the services that it offers to the public;
b. public information program through broadcast media;
c. involvement of NCMB personnel in community and socio-cultural activities sponsored by labor, management and civi-oriented associations; and
d. publication of newletters.
4. Effecive implementation and monitoring of conciliation, mediation, voluntary arbitration and labor management cooperation programs and activities at the regional operation.
5. Effective, efficient and economical utilization of management and support services and facilities.