‘Administrative reform was not fixed’, says opposition

Opposition deputies reinforced, this Wednesday (1st), their criticism of the administrative reform of the Bolsonaro government. Gathered at a press conference after reading the report of the rapporteur in the special committee that discusses the measure, the parliamentarians said they maintain the rejection of the text, which is being processed as Proposal for Constitutional Amendment (PEC) 32/2020.

The PEC targets the different levels of public administration, reaching municipal, state and federal employees. The rules proposed by the text fall on the Executive, Legislative and Judiciary powers, leaving out magistrates, prosecutors and attorneys of the Republic.

The text by the rapporteur, Arthur Maia (DEM-BA), maintains, on the one hand, the stability of the servers. The opinion allows, however, the dismissal of stable employees who perform functions considered unnecessary or obsolete and also foresees the loss of stability due to results considered unsatisfactory in the worker’s performance evaluation.

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The criteria that will guide this possible loss of office would still be regulated after the enactment of the PEC, if the measure is approved. The opposition complains about these excerpts and also, for example, about the ten-year limit forecast for the temporary hiring of workers, which, in the group’s view, is very extensive.

The point most attacked by opponents is the permission for the conclusion of cooperation agreements between the public administration and the private sector for them to provide public services, including sharing the physical structure and personnel. For the group, the norm points to a greater precariousness of the service provided by the State, also putting in check the performance of public servants.

01.09.21 Alice_Cri “This is a report that contains some advances and, perhaps, some downturns in relation to the aridity of the government project. However, it maintains the crucial element, the soul of the report, which is the maintenance of the privatization of the public service through article 37-A. We understand, therefore, that the PEC was not fixed, it had no solution in its essential content”, said Alice Portugal (PCdoB-BA).

Deputy leader of the PCdoB bench in the Chamber and one of the coordinators of the Mixed Parliamentary Front in Defense of Public Service, the deputy argues that the proposal to release agreements points to a gradual decrease in the number of civil servants in the country and disregards the typical nature of the state .

“[Estamos falando de] a State that moderates relations, which even serves as a paradigm for the market’s own relations and which has very clear functions in relation to access, especially for those who most need it, to public policies. PEC 32 does not serve the Brazilian State, the public sector and, in the end, harms the population”, he adds.

The same speech was sung on Wednesday by representatives of civil entities that are articulating against the proposal. The executive director of the National Union of Servants of the MPU, CNMP and ESMPU (SindMPU), Adriel Gael, suggested that the rules provided for in the PEC tend to create a greater gap between rich and poor when it comes to accessing the public service.

01.09.21 Adriel_Cris“We, servants, are there to serve Brazilian society and, when the State is transformed by handing it over to the private sector for rent, you will get there and the service will be ready if you have the money to pay. This is in a country where thousands of people have returned to living below the poverty line and have nothing to eat”.

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Representative of the PT bench on the committee that discusses the PEC, deputy Rogério Correia (MG), said that the opposition will maintain the political articulation against the proposal, in partnership with the civil servants’ union bases and other entities that also reject the reform. The segment has invested in hand to hand with mayors, councilors, deputies and senators to try to avoid voting on the measure in the Chamber.

01.09.21 Rogerio_Cris “They want to give the impression that the report has solved the problem. It didn’t, that’s why keeping the mobilization against the PEC is the first objective, and the pressure has been great. Many deputies have questioned and do not want to vote on the proposal because they know that it harms the public service and because it can also cause electoral problems for those who vote against the people to that extent”.

Faced with divergences and popular pressure, the opposition managed to negotiate the postponement of the debate on the PEC in the commission for the week of the 14th, 15th and 16th. [a proposta] outside the plenary, we will keep the process of obstruction”, anticipated Correia.

Edition: Vinícius Segalla

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