1. The University shall develop and maintain a GAD database containing GAD information to include gender statistics, age, sex and gender-disaggregated data that are systematically gathered and regularly updated to serve as inputs and bases for planning and policy formulation.
  2. The University GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) shall conduct organization-wide gender analysis and gender audit every two years.

The University GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) shall be composed of the following members:

  • a. The University President as Head
  • b. The Vice Presidents and University Board Secretary who shall act as the Executive Committee
  • c. GAD Focal Committee chaired by a GAD Focal Person (CGAD Director) composed of Academic Deans, Heads of Administrative Offices, CGAD Assistant Director and CGAD Coordinators which shall act as the Technical Working Group (TWG)
  • d. Secretariat composed of GAD Focal Persons from all academic units and administrative offices to assist the GAD Focal Committee in its tasks 
  • e. UNP GAD Pool of Trainers as additional members

The members of the University GFPS shall serve for a period of at least three (3) years. Should the need arises, these members shall be replaced only by personnel that have been trained and capacitated to ensure continuity in the implementation of the University’s GAD Program.

The University GFPS shall perform its required tasks as stipulated in the MCW and its IRR, and in the PCW issuance on the GFPS, such that these tasks and functions shall form part of the University’s regular key results areas and shall be given due consideration in performance evaluation.

The University GFPS shall be responsible for the development of the GAD programs of the University and coordinate implementation thereof. The GFPS shall also submit to CHED reports of such initiatives.

The University GFPS shall be required to maintain records of the University’s GAD plans, activities and programs, establish a database of information and report on the status of implementation annually or as often as may be required by the CHED Regional Office. 

The operational expenses of the University GFPS shall be sourced from the University’s GAD Budget, i.e., at least 5% of the approved General Appropriations Act (GAA) for the fiscal year, in accordance with Section 36 of the MCW and joint circulars on GAD Planning and Budgeting issued by the Department of Budget and Management, National Economic Development Authority and PCW. The University GFPS members may be entitled to reimbursements and allowances to cover expenses incurred in the execution of their tasks, subject to existing government rules and regulations.

The GAD-related accomplishments of the University GAD Focal Committee members shall be considered as additional points for consideration for the PBB. 

3. The University shall provide GAD capacity development to the employees. 

4.  The University shall ensure that the designs of buildings and facilities are gender-responsive. 

5. The University shall use gender-fair language in all its transactions.

6. The University shall implement Major or Flagship Programs that are GAA funded integrated with GAD subjected to the Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines (HGDG).

7. The University shall continuously review specific mandates under laws on women such as special gynecological leave and expanded maternity leave.

8. The University shall generate statistical data/qualitative data showing impacts or results from the issuance of policies.

9. The University shall continuously review GAD policies based on collected sex-disaggregated data.

10. The University shall require external clients to give feedbacks and citations in making the University GAD policies and plans their model/standard.