Governance and Operations Functions

Governance and Operations ensures the capacity of the organization to continuously improve and be strategic in managing the environment for which “teaching and learning” takes place.

In accordance with Republic Act (RA) 9155, the Secretary of Education delegates the supervision of field offices (regional and schools division offices) to the Undersecretary supervising the Governance and Operations strand.

The Office of the Regional Director provides leadership and management of the Department’s mandate at the regional level while the Office of the Schools Division Superintendent provides local management and administration of the Department’s mandate at the schools division level.

Bureau of Learner Support Services

  • Formulates the national framework for all learner support services and issue policies and standards to guide the programs for the holistic development of learners that complement the curricular offerings. The focus of these developmental programs are on the:
    • Improvement of learner readiness in terms of physical health and proper nourishment.
    • Character formation and preparation of the youth towards leadership roles and civic service.
    • Development of mental discipline, psychomotor skills and social values through after-school sports programs.
  • Provides technical and resource support to program implementers in the field.

Offices and divisions:

  1. Office of the Director
  2. School Health Division
  3. School Sports Division
  4. Youth Formation Division

Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development

  • Develops and implements an Organization Development (OD) Framework for the Department that is responsive to aspirations of the organization to support the delivery of basic education.
  • In collaboration with the Project Development Division (PDD) of the Project Management Service (PMS), designs Education Development Programs and Projects (EDPPs) in the context of the organization development framework and plan of the Department.
  • Integrates and orchestrates the development of all national policy and operational frameworks of the different offices in the Department.
  • Integrates and orchestrates the implementation of the Department’s organization development and management agenda and programs.
  • Manages, coordinates and implements specific EDPPs to ensure relevance, quality, completion and sustainability of results.
  • Develops and strengthens the in-house capability on the operation and management of organization development and change initiatives.
  • Generates knowledge and information derived from the implementation and evaluation of EDPPs for future development and design initiatives.

Offices and divisions:

  1. Office of the Director
  2. Employee Welfare Division
  3. Human Resource Development Division
  4. Organization Effectiveness Division
  5. School Effectiveness Division

National Educator's Academy of the Philippines (NEAP)

  • Formulates a national strategic framework for the professional development  of all DepEd personnel, including all education managers and educators.
  • Provides and manages needs-based and demand-driven professional development programs for the continuing education of the human resources of the Department (e.g. scholarship programs), which includes providing technical assistance to the NEAP in the regions for the same purpose.
  • Develops learning maps, training program designs and resource packages for various human resource groups.
  • Quality assures the NEAP in the regions including the accreditation/recognition of training programs, trainers, and training service providers.
  • Manages the Training and Development Information System (TDIS), a component of the HRMIS, in support to the provision of quality programs.
  • Links with the CHED and teacher education institutions for the development and recognition of NEAP training programs for credit units at the graduate level or for specialization/certificate/degree programs.
  • Manages partners’ support to professional development.

Offices and divisions:

  1. Office of the Director
  2. Professional Development Division
  3. Quality Assurance Division

Program Management Service

This office generally performs functions such as (but not limited to) the management, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of capital intensive and large scale projects that involve two or more units or agencies. Specific functions include: 

  • Develops the strategic framework, guidelines and standards on program/project development, management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Develops and installs measures, systems and structures to ensure the continuous and sustained implementation of programs and projects which have been/can be integrated in the regular structure.
  • Provides support and mobilizes resources to the different units to ensure efficient planning, application and optimum use of resources to program and project operations and implementation.
  • Develops processes and mechanisms to assess the effectiveness of the programs/projects/initiatives for the purpose of policy formulation, long- and medium-term planning and (re)designing of programs and projects.

Offices and divisions:

  1. Office of the Director
  2. Project Development Division 
  3. Project Management Division