On Friday, August 9, about 1250 workers of the Social Security Institute (IESS) were separated from the entity.
Miguel Garcia, president of the National Federation of Public Servants (FENASEP) said that they were persons under contract or temporary appointments. These employees had less than a year in their offices, which were hired with temporary appointments along with those hired directly without contest.
The decision of cutting personal was carried out with the purpose of reducing the weight of the wage bill of the administrative areas of the company. So far more layoffs are not dismissed and they could even reach a total cut of 1500 people.
Garcia explained that in 2012, IESS had more than 20 000 employees available, including medical and administrative staff. “The IESS has systematized much of their systems so that it made sense to reduce the number of administrative employees and hiring more specialists, which is what we are missing,” said the senior official of the IESS.