Civil Service Reform
A capable and motivated civil service is essential for the government’s ability to provide services to the residents of Puerto Rico. A high-performing government requires employees who are well-trained and educated, fairly compensated, and effectively managed.
The administration of Governor Pedro R. Pierluisi and the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico have made deliberate, strategic investments in a comprehensive Civil Service Reform to improve governance and operational capacity across all agencies to strengthen and improve the way government works for the people. Civil Service Reform combines enhancement in compensation with employee evaluations, organizational design, and the recruitment of new government personnel.
THE CIVIL SERVICE REFORM
THE CIVIL SERVICE REFORM PILOT
CIVIL SERVICE REFORM STRATEGIC COMPONENTS
What does this mean? An effective structure that takes into account where employees are needed and can provide value based on their capabilities to reach agency objectives.
What does this mean? An employee evaluation system that permits employees to identify and communicate effectively their skill needs and desired areas of development.
What does this mean? Reviewed and adjusted salaries to ensure that the government has compensation models based on market data that result in competitive, fair, and justifiable salaries.
What does this mean? A recruitment process and system that is effective and just in recruiting quality skilled talent that can breach gaps, work overload, and meet the emerging needs of civilians.
CIVIL SERVICE REFORM PILOT MILESTONES ACHIEVED TO DATE
AND THEIR IMPACT IN NUMBERS
“We have collaborated with the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico in developing the pilot project that began at the Puerto Rico Treasury Department and the Office of Management and Budget. Our objective is to keep the valuable personnel we have and, at the same time, attract new talent to public service in Puerto Rico.”
Lcda. Zahira A. Maldonado Molina
“This is an ambitious Civil Service Reform, with the implementation of the pilot project being only the beginning, and it requires the commitment of every one of us in the government. I put my trust in my working team and the results we have gotten today anticipate a positive future for the agency.”
Francisco Parés Alicea
“We are confident that this reform will yield significant benefits for all components of the government, especially those workers who will receive economic compensation comparable to the private sector. We will also create new positions and bring more efficient services to citizens.”
Lcdo. Juan Carlos Blanco
“Today marks the first time in 25 years that salary scales and classifications have been revised and adjusted to reflect the capabilities and experience of Puerto Rico’s governmental employees. This is a historic moment for the Government of Puerto Rico, and we are proud to be a part of such success.”
David A. Skeel Jr
Chairman of the FOMB