The Essential Medicines and Central Logistics Support Program (Promese/Cal) joined the list of institutions that will begin the implementation of the Integrated Institutional Management System (Sigei) by signing a cooperation and inter-institutional work agreement with the Ministry of Public Administration (MAP).
The agreement, signed by the head of the MAP, Dario Castillo Lugo, and the general director of Promese/Cal, Rafael Adolfo Perez, has as its main objective the incorporation of the Sigei to streamline the transversal processes of public management, such as the payment of the institutional payroll.
During the signing ceremony, Castillo Lugo highlighted the importance of the implementation of Sigei in the development of the digital transformation process being carried out by the current government administration.
“The digital transformation policy of this Government is to benefit the people. This system is one of the projects that are integrated in the Digital Agenda 2030 that was given in this administration and its fundamental objective is to contribute to be more efficient public administration so that better services can be offered to the citizens, which is the center of the public policies of this Government”, expressed the Minister of MAP.
In turn, the director of Promese/Cal, Adolfo Pérez, stated that the agreement is part of a set of actions taken by the Government to promote transparency and accountability.
“We are taking concrete steps towards efficient public management and working inwards is a first step. In Promese/Cal we have some 3,000 public servants distributed in 637 Farmacias del Pueblo and 5 warehouses, so, with Sigei, we will improve our response capacity,” said Pérez.
The agreement explains that Sigei enables interoperability between the IT and management systems of public bodies, based on the axes of focus on operational efficiency, costs and control, standardization, transparency and cybersecurity; it also allows both entities to communicate with each other electronically through the different modules and promotes the use of digital signatures.
To date, about five institutions use Sigei: the Ministry of Public Administration (MAP), the Technological Institute (ITLA), the National Competitiveness Council (CNC), the Government Office of Information and Communication Technologies (Ogtic) and the National Institute of Public Administration (INAP).
In addition, agreements have been signed with the Government Accounting Directorate (Digecop), the General Directorate of Ethics and Government Integrity (Digeig), the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic and the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development (Mepyd) to start using the new technological solution.
By means of the agreement, Promese/Cal undertakes to appoint the necessary personnel to dedicate themselves exclusively to the execution of the activities to be developed in the corresponding units, who will remain linked to the payroll of that institution.
This payment includes the salary remuneration of the personnel assigned to the corresponding units, as well as the payment of other benefits provided for in the Civil Service Law No. 41-08, such as vacations, Christmas salary and other applicable incentives, in accordance with the compensation policies.
In addition to providing its personnel with the necessary electronic equipment (computers, telephone fleets, tablets, etc.), as well as the programs and software to be used for the execution of their work within the corresponding units.
The MAP must be notified, in a timely manner, of any changes in the personnel designated in the corresponding units and be offered, in its capacity as the governing body, the necessary technological access without restrictions to operate all the components of the system.
Meanwhile, MAP will be responsible for providing the necessary support and implementing the Sigei modules as the party responsible for everything related to public administration.
The new Sigei technological solution was created by the MAP with national developers from the Technological Institute of the Americas (ITLA), technicians from the Technology Directorate of the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development (Mepyd) and the Ministry of Finance.
What is Sigei?
The Integrated System of Institutional Management (Sigei) is a technological solution of the Dominican State, developed by public bodies and entities in the Digital Government axis, within the framework of the Digital Transformation Agenda 2030 of the Dominican Government, which contemplates the interoperability between the computer systems of the main governing bodies of the Executive Branch, as well as the management systems in the entities of the Public Administration, based on the axes of the public approach.