Government Reform

Essay: Statistical Analysis – Civil Service

Developing and nurturing a high-performing government workforce is vital to Puerto Rico’s future. To better understand the civil service’s current characteristics, the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico requested detailed information about government employees from the Office of the Administration and Transformation of Human Resources (OATRH), the government’s central personnel management agency. The …

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Policy Paper: Civil Service Reform

In an effort to understand the current state of human resource management in the government, our Research and Policy Department developed a series of reports to help guide the Commonwealth in their human capital planning, implementation, and evaluation processes. This first report includes a thorough examination of the existing policy framework, which includes the evaluation …

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Essay: Improving Public Procurement in PR – Leveraging information and communication technologies to enhance transparency

Government procurement in Puerto Rico is responsible for some of the highest levels of spending in the economy. With that scale, complex and dysfunctional procurement can be eating up management time and money that could be better used elsewhere. The Commonwealth must modernize and improve its procurement systems to satisfy the citizens’ needs and safeguard …

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Essay: Rethinking Government, a new Commonwealth-Muni partnership

Given the challenges of the central government and the fiscal sustainability of many municipal governments, this might be the best chance Puerto Rico has to truly transform the entire government structure. Author: Arnaldo Cruz, FOMB’s Director of Research and Policy Overview The proliferation of departments, public corporations, and agencies in Puerto Rico has severely hindered …

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