Work Improvement and Measurement Study (WIMS)
Program Brief


     Under the Labor Code, as amended by Republic Act No. 6727, the NWPC is mandated, among others, to formulate policies on wages, productivity and income and prescribe rules and guidelines for the determination of appropriate minimum wage at the regional, provincial or industry level.

     The approved DOLE Rationalization Plan pursuant to Executive Order No. 366 (Directing a Strategic Review of the Operations and Organizations of the Executive Branch and Providing Options and Incentives for Government Employees who may be Affected by the Rationalization of the Functions and Agencies of the Executive Branch), transferred to the NWPC the wage related functions of the Bureau of Working Conditions (BWC) specifically Facility Evaluation (FE) and Time and Motion Studies (TMS).

     Administrative Order No. 357 series of 2010 clarifies and delineates the duties and responsibilities of the NWPC, Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards (RTWPBs), Bureau of Working Conditions (BWC) and DOLE Regional Offices (ROs) in the conduct of Facility Evaluation and Time and Motion Study functions.

     The conduct of work improvement measurement (formerly Time and Motion Study)  shall determine whether the piece rate/production standards (quota) prescribed by the employers for their employees are fair and reasonable.


  • To help MSMEs measures the amount or quantity of work done by employing work improvement and measurement study
  • To arrive at  fair and  reasonable piece rate/production standards 


Target Beneficiaries

     Micro, small and medium enterprises 

Mechanics of Availment

     Interested party (MSMEs) to send their formal request to RTWPB in their area/region for the conduct of WIMS. 

     The DOLE will issue a department order on the Guidelines for the Conduct of the Work Improvement and Measurement Study which covers filing of request, documentary requirements, actions on applications, submission of report, period/duration of effectivity of the Order, posting, auditing, enforcement, repeal and separability.

To facilitate request for and conduct  of  WIMS, please see  attached forms.
  1. Work Measurement Request Form
2. Initial Conference Form
  3. Time and Rate Standars
  4. Work Measurement Monitoring Record