The public institutions have the duty to diminish the staff expenses with an average of 15.5 percent, implementing, at choice, some measures, among them the one regarding up to ten unpaid workdays Oct through Dec, according to the final form of the draft bill on the reorganization of some public authorities and institutions, as well as the rationalization of the expenses.
With a view to meeting the budget expenses, caused by the economic crisis situation, Oct through Dec 2009, the leaders of the public institutions, regardless of the financing way, have the duty to diminish the staff expenses, with an average of 15.5 percent monthly, by the implementation of one of the following measures: (…) unpaid free days for a period up to ten workdays;
diminution of the work programme; a measure combining the said alternatives or another measure with an equivalent effect, ” reads the document published, late on Sunday, on the site of the Government.
At the same time, the public authorities and institutions have the duty to organize their activity, for them to ensure the continuity of the services of public interest, and the way to enforce the set measures is established with the agreement of the employee, after the consultation of the trade unions, or, as the case is, of the representatives of the employees.
The bonus the employees benefit from when they take the leave, for 2009, can be paid by the public employers or the public authorities and institutions until Jan 31, 2010, regardless of the date when it was requested.
The bill on the reorganization of some public authorities and institutions, the rationalization of the public expenses, the support of the business environment and the observance of the framework agreement with the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund will reach Parliament, on Monday, and the joint Standing Bureaus of the two Chambers will set a calendar of the assuming of responsibility by the Government.