Treasury asks officials to “voluntarily” contribute up to 25% of their salary

Treasury asks officials to

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The measures that the Treasury is taking are based on the argument that the government must be more austere due to the economic crisis derived from the health emergency.

The Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) asked federal officials, from deputy directors and heads of agencies to the President of the Republic, to make “voluntary contributions” on the occasion of the austerity decree published last April. In a document that includes the signatures of the senior officer, Thalía Lagunas Aragón, and the head of the Finance Budget Policy and Control Unit, Víctor Mojica Vilchis, it is indicated that from this moment on, public servants will be able to carry make ‘voluntary contributions’.

” It is your knowledge that from July 16 the reference code will be available (…) that will allow public servants with the level of deputy director to president of the Republic, assigned to the agencies, included in their bodies administrative contributions (…) to the Presidential Office, to the agrarian courts and to parastatal entities, to make contributions on a voluntary basis, ” the document reads, which began to circulate this Thursday. Likewise, it is explained that the officials who so wish may make these contributions in two ways: Learn more: Austerity at 75%, will paralyze the public administration The agency also included the percentages that public servants can contribute, depending on their position, and these range from 5% to 25%.

The document specifies that these reference percentages correspond to an estimate of the salaries of officials. “The foregoing is extended to administrative units that, according to their powers, serve as sector coordinators,” he adds. The circulation of this document occurs amidst the criticisms generated by the application of the 75% cut to the programmatic expenditure of the National Institute of Women (Inmujeres), a percentage equivalent to 151.9 million pesos of its assigned budget. In April, the Treasury instructed government agencies to apply this cut to its programmatic spending, as part of the measures to face the economic crisis derived from the health emergency caused by COVID-19. This action was published by the Ministry of the Interior (Segob), through the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF), as the ‘Decree establishing the austerity measures to be observed by the agencies and entities of the federal public administration ‘.

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