60 THOUSAND DOLLARS WILL BE SAVED FROM THE INSTITUTION'S ANNUAL BUDGET
The coordinator of the Social Policy Cabinet, Tony Peña Guaba , today ordered the elimination of the international medical insurance that the highest-ranking officials of that institution enjoyed, as part of the benefits to that segment of employees.
With this decision of the public servant, the Cabinet of Social Policy will have an annual saving of 60 thousand dollars in its budget, which may be directed to other areas of the institution and have a direct effect on citizens.
Peña supports the commitment of an ethical government, and this action is framed within that provision that the Cabinet is one of the most transparent public institutions of the Dominican State.
The coordinator also announced that they are reducing their spending on cell phones, acquiring lower-cost devices, reducing the minute plans for employees who don't really need it and who had this work tool superfluously.
The Social Policy Cabinet also made cuts in spending on lunch for senior executives of the institution , and now they buy it with their own resources and not from the Cabinet, although it maintains that benefit to general service employees and drivers.
” An institution that works to provide social assistance to those who need it most cannot have excessive or superfluous expenses . In that sense, we are being very prudent and taking this administrative control measure as a way of telling the population that in the Cabinet of Social Policy is going to work ethically “, emphasized Peña.
Sign ethical commitment of senior officials
Tony Peña gave these statements after signing the ethical commitment of high public officials with the government and society established by the General Directorate of Government Ethics and Integrity (DIGEIG).
The official signed the commitment document in his office in the presence of the Ethics Commission of the Social Policy Cabinet coordinated by Lescagua Pérez and made up of Mayelin Concepción, Mirdin Garrido, Laura Pimentel, Johan Pérez, Omar Gómez and Anthonely Sánchez.
In this document, Peña pledged to work “to achieve the reform of the government's administrative structure in order to improve the quality of public services,” according to the declaration of commitment.