FOMB Research & Opinion Blog

Essays: Civil Service Reform

Transforming Recruitment in the Government of Puerto Rico Date: July 20, 2022 Download essay FOMB’s Research and Policy Department is publishing a series of essays on the methods, approaches employed and latest developments of the Civil Service Reform and its strategic components, which started with a pilot in the Department of the Treasury (Hacienda) and … Essays: Civil Service Reform Read More »

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Essay: Civil Service Reform: Methods and Practices

The Government of Puerto Rico and Oversight Board are working on a Civil Service Reform to build a more efficient, effective, and accountable government and creating an improved work experience for public sector employees. The reform program focuses on four strategic components: organizational design, compensation, recruitment, and employee evaluation. The first essay focuses on three … Essay: Civil Service Reform: Methods and Practices Read More »

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Essay: Towards a stronger civil service – Creating a culture of accountability in public sector performance

In this new policy essay, the Fiscal Oversight and Management Board’s Research and Policy Department looks at theories about employee motivation and public sector performance and identifies numerous nonmonetary mechanisms that can help reinforce strong government performance. Government officials have continued to focus mainly on salary increases to reform civil service and bolster improvements in … Essay: Towards a stronger civil service – Creating a culture of accountability in public sector performance Read More »

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Op-Ed: The pace of Puerto Rico’s economic Recovery

Op-ed by Former FOMB’s Economist: Ricardo Fuentes This column was originally published in Spanish by Sin Comillas, February 8, 2021. For the past 50 years, every Puerto Rico government produced an economic development plan. Academia and the private sector added numerous studies. None of the plans have been implemented, the studies keep piling up, and … Op-Ed: The pace of Puerto Rico’s economic Recovery Read More »

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Op-Ed: Skills to strengthen Puerto Rico’s formal economy

Op-ed by Former FOMB’s Economist Ricardo Fuentes This column was originally published on News is my Business, January 11, 2021 In Puerto Rico’s economy with low formal labor participation, structural reform must include reducing barriers to employment. Puerto Rico must improve education and develop high-quality worker training programs that empower all residents to reach their … Op-Ed: Skills to strengthen Puerto Rico’s formal economy Read More »

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