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Improving Government Operations While Creating a High-Performance Workforce Part II

Since 2020, 170 students from the University of Puerto Rico’s faculties of Law, Business Administration, Social Sciences and Humanities help reduce the backlog in the Puerto Rico Department of Justice’s Property Registry Office, resolving over 400,000 backlog cases. Now the Oversight Board approved UPR’s request to allocate an additional $8 million to this successful program, …

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Legislative Review Important for Ensuring Fiscal Responsibility

The legislative review process of the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico is an important component of strengthening and sustaining fiscal responsibility for Puerto Rico. PROMESA requires the Governor to submit each new law to the Oversight Board with a formal estimate of the impact, if any, that the law will have on …

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What Comes After Bankruptcy?

The Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico and the Government of Puerto Rico together completed the largest public sector debt restructuring in U.S. history earlier this year. Still, there are plenty more challenges ahead until Puerto Rico firmly turns the stability and predictability provided by the Commonwealth’s Plan of Adjustment into a real …

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Cooperation Leads to Success

David Skeel, Chair of the Financial Oversight and Management Board Fiscal year 2022 was a turning point for Puerto Rico, particularly in stabilizing Puerto Rico’s finances and restructuring significant parts of the debt. Further, the Government and the Oversight Board worked together to begin changing the way government works for generations, showcasing that close cooperation …

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Improving Government Operations While Creating a High-Performance Workforce Part I

Developing a capable and skilled workforce and enhancing opportunities for the people of Puerto Rico has always been one of the top priorities for the Financial Oversight and Management Board. The Universidad de Puerto Rico – UPR (UPR), which serves as Puerto Rico’s principal center of higher education, plays an essential role in this process, …

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Misconceptions Related to the Accreditation Warning to the UPR Medical Sciences Campus from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The UPR is a center of academic excellence and a source of pride for all Puerto Ricans. UPR will undoubtedly play an essential role in PR’s recovery and its future. Yet, UPR is facing significant challenges, including a bloated cost structure that finances an outdated bureaucracy rather than investing academic excellence and student life. The …

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