In its commitment to achieving excellence and continually enhancing institutional quality assurance, Tarlac State University once again passed the Quality Management System Surveillance Audit (ISO 9001:2015) conducted on November 16 and 17, 2023.
The two-day surveillance marks the reimplementation of in-person audits after three years of virtual ISO audits due to the COVID-19 pandemic limitations.
Lead auditor Mr. Shahid Mushtaq from the ACS W3 Solutionz visited different university offices and some colleges according to the prepared audit plan and assessed their processes and system procedures in line with QMS standards.
In his presentation during the closing meeting, he suggested several opportunities for improvement to strengthen and "deepen" the university's QMS, which started in 2015.
TSU President Dr. Arnold E. Velasco committed to complying with all the recommendations and suggestions that the auditor shared.
"We uphold with all of us that we will continue with our processes [and] our practices that we do best. We also promise to improve or address our shortcomings… We will continue the culture of quality and excellence in all performances through assessments and audits like this," Pres. Velasco said.
This year serves as the third audit cycle of TSU, focusing on ISO 9001:2015. (jlmm-OPA)
Photos by Franc Lewis R. Juanatas & Eduardo Laxamana Jr.