The Office of Muhammadiyah Council for Higher Education, Research, and Development (CHERD) officially received the extension of the Quality Management System Certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001: 2005 after undergoing audits from Tuv Rheinland on the First Floor of Muhammadiyah CHERD’s office, Monday (23/05).
The audit team declared Muhammadiyah CHERD’s office had completed ISO 9001: 2005 requirement by Number 824 100 19006 as the Providers of Administrative Service for Muhammadiyah – ‘Aisyiyah Higher Education (MHEI). Currently the Office of Muhammadiyah CHERD became the only office in Muhammadiyah Central Board that received ISO 9001: 2005 certification. “Therefore, it is a challenge for the boards and staff in Muhammadiyah CHERD to maintain this achievement and ensure improving the quality management to be better in the future,” said Muhammad Sayuti, M.Pd., M.Ed., Ph.D. The Secretary of Muhammadiyah CHERD also mentioned this achievement could influence its service to MHEIs. According to him, Muhammadiyah’s achievement should be followed by office management improvement. “Therefore, this achievement should be developed to increase the quality of service by CHERD to MHEIs. It also could influence the development of MHEIs that currently becomes an important pillar in the future that possibly cause Muhammadiyah’s development,” he said.
Supriyanto, the Tuv Rheinland auditor also explained that staffs of Muhammadiyah CHERD’s office have completed great competencies. “Audit has run well and is interactive,” he said. Several notes and findings should be completed at a specific time. Velandani Prakoso, the Head of the Office, was grateful for the audit result. “Audit that has been conducted today becomes a transfer of knowledge for us. We appreciated all of the prayers and support from you all, and I appreciate the collaborations among staff in Muhammadiyah CHERD,” he said.  CHERD