Extension Office hurdles another audit, remains ISO certified  

Date Posted: 08/28/2018

The Extension Services Office (ESO) of the Tarlac State University has kept its International Organization for Standardization 9001:2015 Certification as it hurdled on July 13 yet another round of ISO audit.

Prof. Redemptor G. Toledano, ESO Director, said that during the audit the office successfully demonstrated ability to provide skills and professional trainings and seminars, technical assistance, and consultancy services to clienteles since 2010.

He said these services were relevant to the implementation of the Community Development (ComDev) Program, Industry Development Extension (InDEx) Program, Professional Development Services (PDS) Program, and Extension Support Services Program (ESSP).

Findings by the SGS Philippines Surveillance Audit, which audited ESO and renewed its ISO Certification, showed ESO had zero major non-conformance, one minor non-conformance, and three areas for improvement.

As a result, SGS recommended ESO for continuing certification especially as it showed continuing improvement in its systems and processes in the delivery of mandated programs. [By Jay Ann L. Pablo, TSU-ESO, and OPAI]