The Ministry of the Presidency joined the list of institutions that will begin to implement the Integrated Institutional Management System (Sigei) to streamline transversal processes of public management, such as the payment of institutional payroll.
After signing an inter-institutional agreement with the Ministry of Public Administration (MAP), the Ministry of the Presidency became the ninth institution, apart from the five that already have the system in operation, which are in the process of implementing Sigei in their respective structures.
The agreement signed by the Ministers of the Presidency, Joel Santos Echavarria and of Public Administration, Dario Castillo Lugo, explains that Sigei allows interoperability between the computer and management systems of public bodies, based on the axes of public focus, operational efficiency, costs and control, standardization, transparency and cybersecurity; it also allows both entities to communicate with each other electronically through the different modules.
The document states that through Sigei, the use of digital signatures is promoted as a way to streamline cross-cutting and inter-institutional processes and noted that the implementation of this system is part of the Digital Agenda 2030 strategy being carried out under the guidelines of President Luis Abinader.
To date, five institutions use Sigei and these are 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); while 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, the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development (Mepyd), the Essential Medicines Program and Central Logistics Support (Promese/Cal), the Ministry of Interior and Police, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Housing and Buildings and now the Ministry of the Presidency to begin using the new technological solution.
Other key points
By means of the agreement, the Ministry of the Presidency commits itself to designate the necessary personnel to dedicate itself exclusively to the execution of the activities to be developed in the corresponding Units, which will remain linked to the payroll of that institution.
It will be in charge of the payment of the salary remuneration of its personnel assigned to the corresponding Units, as well as the payment of the 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, it shall provide 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.
It shall notify, in a timely manner, the MAP of any changes in the personnel designated in the corresponding Units and shall offer it, in its capacity as the governing body, all the technological accesses necessary and without restrictions to operate all the components of the system.
Meanwhile, MAP will be in charge of providing the necessary support and implementing the Sigei modules, as the party responsible for everything related to the Public Administration.
The new Sigei technological solution was created by the MAP with national developers from the Technological Institute of the Americas (ITLA), together with technicians from the Technology Directorate of the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development (Mepyd) and the Ministry of Finance.
What is Sigei?
The Integrated Institutional Management System (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.
The Sigei provides for interoperability between the computer systems of the main governing bodies of the Executive Branch, as well as between these and the management systems of the Public Administration entities, based on the axes of the public approach.