Tarlac State University ended the month of September with the Quality Management System (QMS) online surveillance audit by the ACS W3 Solutionz.
The university was again visited virtually by the certifying body auditors, Mr. Shahid Mushtaq and Mr. Waseem Khan, through Microsoft Teams to audit its processes and systems procedures against the standards of ISO 9001:2015 or QMS.
Part of the two-day audit is to review forms and records concerning internal and external issues, interested parties and their needs and expectations, leadership, planning, support services, operations, performance evaluation, and continual improvement.
Since the audit was done virtually, the auditors also requested a virtual campus tour to further verify the university’s compliance with the standards.
The present certifications of the university (ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, OHSAS 18001:2007) are valid until October 2021. For the new audit cycle, the university administration has decided to maintain and strengthen its QMS as it is the most appropriate and available standard for the academe which still includes standards on environment, health, and safety.
These standards have contributed to the development, productivity, quality services, and effectiveness of the institution.