The professor of Labour Law and Social Security at the University of Valencia (UV) Adrián Todolí, the professor of Administrative Law at the UV Andrés Boix and Rafael Chaves, professor of Applied Economics at the same institution, have been selected by the Ministry of Justice for the technical commission in charge of improving and renewing the regional systems for selecting public employment. Todolí and Boix are co-directors of the Chair of Collaborative Economy and Digital Transformation of the UV, which has worked in the organisation of conferences and debates on the selection processes of public servants.
The Valencian Government has published this Friday in the Official Gazette (DOGV) the appointment of the people who will be part of this mixed commission, in charge of reviewing and proposing the program of subjects that must be included in the calls for the higher body of the autonomous administration. Made up of eleven male and female experts, this working group is coordinated by Antonio Peña Ferrando, deputy general director of Professional Promotion of the General Directorate of Public Function.
Last June, the Valencian Government began the process to improve the methods in which the regional government selects public personnel with the announcement that it would set up a working group. In this line, the commission will be in charge of proposing measures for innovation in these processes. To do this, it advocated the review of processes, contemplating the evaluation of critical skills and competencies for job performance and maintaining knowledge tests based on revised and adapted programs.
Both Todolí and Boix have been working for some time through the Collaborative Economy and Digital Transformation Chair, and the Law Department to promote a new method in public employment selection processes. More specifically, in recent months they have launched some conferences and spaces for reflection to generate a debate with people from the academic field who are experts in this regard, but they have also had the voices of professionals from the public sector who work in these selection processes.
The first conference, held in December, focused on innovative systems that can be applied at the state and regional level, and also served to verify what had already been reported previously: the memorisation method on which the selection processes are based is not the right one. The second event took place in March and, in the same way as the previous one, it delved into the temporary nature of public employment, paying attention to the new bill approved by Congress to reduce this problem in the civil service.
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