The lack of auditors and secretaries in the Municipality of the North of Gran Canaria it strangles payments to vendors and payroll companies. The mayors of the Commonwealth pose to the Canary Islands Government a series of measures to try to solve the shortage of national authorized civil servants, one of the most serious problems suffered by local Administrations, such as setting up an assistance office in the Cabildo to cover these casualties in a timely manner, as has been done Tenerife. In addition, the lack of a specific regional regulation means that local police officers now have difficulties in providing services at festivals in other towns, such as El Pino, by requiring them to Treasury of the Social Security that they register and deregister in each municipality where they receive an economic consideration.
The law was passed to impose control on the municipalities and prevent economic excesses and corruption. However, the standard has brought with it a bottleneck. Among other reasons, because the number of these officials who have approved these oppositions are limited in the Canary Islands, because many stay on the Peninsula, and those that exist are raffled off. And of course, only the large town halls, councils and other Administrations can tempt these workers with higher salaries. The result is a paralysis in the functioning of many municipalities, especially the smaller ones, whose consequences are paid by the companies and individuals that provide them services, and who must wait longer than desirable to collect. There are even mayors who have difficulties in paying the salaries of their municipal staff.
They stay on the peninsula
The Minister of Administrations of the Government of the Canary Islands, Julio Pérezmet last week with the mayors of the region to find a solution to “one of the big problems within the municipalities”, as they admit.
A municipal assistance office
The municipalities have planted some proposals to try to overcome this situation, after the current regulations have limited the possibility that the auditors and secretaries can provide their services in different municipalities at the same time. Among the proposals was the implementation by the Cabildo of Gran Canaria of an assistance office to the municipalities to deal with exceptional situations. This measure has already been implemented in Tenerife.
They have also suggested that the municipalities can use the staff of the Commonwealth, which also has three national authorized officials.
Less attractive salaries
The mayors of the towns recognize that they cannot tempt these officials with more attractive salaries, since when they have tried they have met with the opposition of the Government Delegation.
The region has asked the regional government to put on the table the Central Government the exceptionality of Canary Islands, since many qualified nationals also prefer to stay on the Peninsula. In this sense, it has been pointed out that the Island lacks trainers for opponents of these positions, so the number of candidates is scarcer compared to other autonomies. Hence, they have requested in a more long-term action to involve universities to train future civil servants with these specific training qualifications.
Public Function establishes that only “in exceptional cases” these positions of secretaries and auditors can be occupied by a graduate, until the position can be occupied by an official with national authorization (who has training and has passed the opposition). However, in municipalities such as Guide four years with an accidental secretary who is an administrative assistant, despite the fact that he could use other people and despite the fact that Public function He has called his attention on several occasions for this irregularity.
The problem is extensible to almost all localities. It is the case of Agaete, whose secretary also left for another municipality within months of winning the position. On Galdar, are occupied by accidental positions, but have been occupying the positions for many years, for which reason the singularity has been accepted. and others like firgas, Tejeda and artenara they also have problems. Hence, a large part of these posts are occupied on a provisional basis, and without the authorized officials required by law.
The mayors of the North also put on the table the councilor the inconveniences they have to transfer local police officers to other municipalities. The reason is that Social Security is demanding that the remuneration be declared as new highs and lows, which blurs the transfers for events, such as the Pino festivities.
This problem was solved in other autonomous communities with a wide regulation of inter-municipal collaboration, but in the Archipelago these agreements have not been developed.
The municipalities must register policemen who call for support to cover parties, such as Pino
Added to this is the lack of police officers, since the process to recruit new officers can take nearly two years from the start of the procedure until their appointment is consolidated.
The mayors also expressed their concern about the replacement of vacant positions in the municipal templates.
The regional Executive tries to coordinate the processes to give stability to the workforce
The counselor explained that “at the moment a collaboration agreement is being created that regulates the donation of agents.” In turn, he encouraged them to request agents from the Canarian Police.
During the meeting, Julio Pérez also raised the need to coordinate the processes of reduction of temporality and the stabilization of interim and temporaryas well as the legal regulation of the associations.