The National Economic and Development Authority – Regional Office 1 (NEDA RO1) conducted an orientation on the 7S of Good Housekeeping on April 21, 2021 via Zoom.  The activity aimed to sustain the productivity of employees and ensure their safety during the current pandemic and beyond to the new normal. 

Resource speaker, Mr. Ben Donglayan of RTWPB,  discusses the concepts of 7S with the NEDA RO1 staff who attended the online orientation.

The activity is part of the work program of the 5S Team Sub-Committee of the Safety and Health Committee (SHC) of NEDA-RO1 which was organized to adhere to the Civil Service Commission (CSC), Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No1, s. 2020 on the institutionalization of the occupational safety and health standards for the public sector.

The orientation emphasized on the importance of 7S (Sort, Systematize, Sweep, Standardize, Self-discipline, Sustain, and Safety) of Good Housekeeping in improving office productivity. It also covered how Green Office policies are integrated into the areas of 7S. The resource person pointed out that the practice of 7S in the office and in the homes of the staff will help in the efforts of the government and the community in keeping everyone safe from the current pandemic.

In his closing remarks, OIC-Chief Administrative Officer Arnel Palabay focused on the next steps for NEDA RO1. He mentioned that the 5S team will update the existing policies and standards of the office to adopt the 7S of Good Housekeeping. He also said that through the leadership of NEDA RO1 management and participation of all staff, the objectives of 7S will be achieved. Thus, he enjoined everyone to observe the effective implementation of 7S to ensure productivity and safety of staff in the office.  

Mr. Ben A. Donglayan, the Document Control Custodian of the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board – I (RTWPB), served as the resource person during the online orientation which was attended by 44 NEDA RO1 staff.