Wednesday, February 3, 2016

SSS-DOLE agreement on information sharing to intensify employer compliance

The Social Security System (SSS) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) formalized their joint commitment to intensify employer compliance and impose penalties on violators of labor and social security policies through a memorandum of agreement (MOA) on information sharing that covers SSS-related issues affecting workers employment.

     Under the MOA, DOLE would provide the SSS with a monthly summary of employees’ SSS-related Requests for Assistance received under the labor department’s Single Entry Approach (SEnA) Program. DOLE would also furnish copies of official records on final and executory orders in all its labor standards involving employer violations of the Social Security Law such as registration of employees, reporting and under reporting of employees and non remittance or under remittance of SSS contributions. DOLE would also give the contact details on employment, employees and employers involved in such cases, and allow the SSS to use pertinent documents such as Labor Compliance Inspection Reports and transcripts and evidence obtained from DOLE adjudication hearings.

     The SSS, on the other hand, through its Operations Group Heads would coordinate with the DOLE Regional Directors within their respective areas for appropriate action on the referred SSS cases. These SSS Operations Group Heads would also update their respective DOLE Regional Directors of the steps taken against the involved employers and SSS actions on the workers’ requests for assistance relayed by DOLE. Photo shows SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emilio S. de Quiros, Jr. (right) and Labor Secretary Rosalinda D. Baldoz (left) present the MOA they signed on behalf of their respective agencies during ceremonies held at the Executive Lounge of the SSS Main Office last December 22. 

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