The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) started as a small bureau in 1908. It became a department on December 8, 1933 with the passage of Republic Act 4121. DOLE is the national government agency mandated to formulate and implement policies and programs, and serves as the policy-advisory arm of the Executive Branch in the field of labor and employment. It consists of the Office of the Secretary, 7 bureaus, 6 services, 16 regional offices, 12 attached agencies and 38 overseas offices with a full personnel complement of 9,806. For 2011, it operates on a budget of Php 6.618 B and ranks 14th out of 21 departments 1 in terms of budgetary allocation.
|Source Institution||Department of Labor and Employment|
|Place of Publication||Manila|
|Original Publication Date||December 1, 2011|