Department of Labor and Employment
Kagawaran ng Paggawa at Empleo
Logotype of the department
Flag of the department

DOLE building, Intramuros, Manila
Department overview
FormedDecember 8, 1933; 90 years ago (1933-12-08)
HeadquartersDOLE Building, Muralla corner General Luna Streets, Intramuros, Manila
Annual budget41.4 billion (2023) Decrease[1]
Minister responsible
Department executive
  • Hero S. Hernandez, Head Executive Assistant, Office of the Secretary
Websitewww.dole.gov.ph

The Department of Labor and Employment (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Paggawa at Empleo,[2] commonly abbreviated as DOLE) is one of the executive departments of the Philippine government mandated to formulate policies, implement programs and services, and serve as the policy-coordinating arm of the Executive Branch in the field of labor and employment. It is tasked with the enforcement of the provisions of the Labor Code.[3]

History

In Elpidio Quirino's Administration it was formerly the Labor Management Advisory Board from 1954 The Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE) was founded on December 8, 1933, via Act No. 4121 by the Philippine Legislature. It was renamed as Ministry of Labor and Employment in 1978. The agency was renamed as a department after the People Power Revolution in 1986.[4]

List of the Secretaries of the Department of Labor and Employment

Main article: Secretary of Labor and Employment (Philippines)

Organizational Structure

The Department is currently headed by a Secretary with the following Undersecretaries and Assistant Secretaries:

Bureaus

Attached Agencies

Seals

References

  1. ^ "People's Proposed Budget 2023" (PDF). Department of Budget and Management. Retrieved December 17, 2022.
  2. ^ "Mga Pangalan ng Tanggapan ng Pamahalaan sa Filipino" (PDF). Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (in Filipino). 2013. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 29, 2017. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  3. ^ "Labor Code of the Philippines". Philippine Government. Retrieved June 1, 2009.
  4. ^ "EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE 1999 ANNUAL AUDIT REPORT ON THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT". Commission on Audit. Retrieved June 1, 2009.