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Mandatory vacations for civil servants to encourage national tourism

QCOSTARICA - The Governing Council accepted a request from the Minister of Tourism and for mandatory vacations for all Central Government officials during Semana Santa (Easter Week) with the purpose of contributing to the reactivation of the tourism sector and the chains associated with...

Public employees could not work more than 50 years with the State

RICO's TICO BULL - Bad news for those vying for long life in public service in Costa Rica. According to Eduardo Cruickshank, president of Congress, civil servants who complete 50 years of work with the state would have to retire. At the end of 50...

Year-end parties will be prohibited for the public sector

QCOSTARICA - This year the public sector (civil service) will be banned from holding end-of-year parties, the government announced on Tuesday. The measure includes all ministries and their administrative units, as well as urges all decentralized institutions to refrain from holding gatherings. As for municipalities, universities,...

Public institutions will be closed from December 24 to January 4

QCOSTARICA - The institutions of the Executive Branch will be closed from December 24 and that they will re-open on January 4, 2021. "In this way, public servants are granted as vacations on December 24, 28, 29, 30 and 31, 2020," said Casa Presidencial. December 25...

President Creates Thousands of Jobs For Bureaucrats

In almost two years (May 8) of is administration, President Carlos Alvarado allowed the creation of 37,000 jobs in the public sector, according to data from the Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas y Censos (INEC) - National Institute of Statistics and Censuses. Of the 37,000 new...

Court is reluctant to let go of their bonuses!

The Judicial branch says the Comptroller General's office does not have jurisdiction to force it to respect the "plan fiscal" (tax reform). At the heart of the tax reform that the Carlos Alvarado government was able to get approved in the Legislative Assembly is a...

Government To Protect Overindebted Civil Servants From Debt Deductions

At the beginning of next year, public sector employees (civil servants) in Costa Rica will have the guarantee that their monthly salary will not be reduced to pay debts to less than ¢190,000 colones monthly. The Ministry of National Planning and Economic Policy (Mideplán) and...

Costa Rica’s Judiciary in Budget War With The Treasury

The decision by the judges of the Full Court not to adjust the salaries of the Poder Judicial - the Judiciary - to the new regulations of that established incentives and annuities in the Ley de Fortalecimiento de las Finanzas Públicas (Ley 9635) -...

Public Sector Salaries Increased 157% in 12 Years

The Government next year will pay in wages and benefits for public employees 157% more than it did 12 years ago. The payroll of public servants in 2018 will be almost triple, a payout of ¢4.3 billion colones, as compared to the ¢1.7 billion in...

Álvarez Desanti Unintentionally Picks A Fight With Lady Gaga

Presidential candidate Antonio Alvarez Desanti unintentionally charged a Lady Gaga fan club for misuse of public resources in Costa Rica. The Partido Liberacion Nacional (PLN) candidate had intended his message for President Luis Guillermo Solis. The not so happy Desanti made his complaint over whether...

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