In relation to its conferment of an ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) accreditation a year ago, the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF) has been awarded a Certificate of Recognition by the Government Quality Management Committee (GQMC) on October 24, 2019 during the 7th Recognition Ceremony and Public Sector Quality and Productivity Improvement Forum in Pasay City.
The GQMC serves as the policy-making body of the Government Quality Management Program (GQMP), in which it aims to enhance client satisfaction and public sector productivity through government-wide quality improvement.
Aside from PCAF, fellow Department of Agriculture (DA) attached agencies Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and Fertilizer Pesticide Authority (FPA) were also given recognition as QMS-certified offices. Other awardees include those from Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs), Local Government Units (LGUs) and State Universities and Colleges (SUCs).
Supplementing the activity are two (2) fora that discussed Future-Ready QMS through Management System Standards Integration and Improvement, and Future-Ready QMS through Emerging Technologies and Citizen-Centered Improvements, respectively. | AE