One of the main justifications of neoliberal ideologues for the privatization of companies and public services is the false assertion that the civil service, as it exists, functions as a “jobs rack”. This same government, based on this criticism that is not true, today proposes Administrative Reform.
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This reform will create one million free-appointed positions at the municipal, state and federal levels. This is because the text of the reform loosens the rules built for the appointment of the so-called positions of trust, by removing from the Constitution the rule that reserves these functions to effective civil servants and establishes that commissioned positions will be filled by civil servants in minimum percentages defined by law.
Thus, the Administrative Reform will eliminate the constitutional restrictions that exist today, and will allow the occupation of positions and functions of trust without any restrictions..
The Administrative Reform will eliminate the constitutional restrictions that exist today, and will allow the occupation of positions and functions of trust without any restrictions.
In practice, what the Bolsonaro government is proposing is not to “finish job hangers” by political appointment. It is, in fact, to create legal means for political appointments for highly relevant public positions based on combinations of the end of stability in the public service, ease of dismissals and the possibility of occupying positions through political patronage.
The Bolsonaro government lies. It uses its ultra-neoliberal demagogy to justify actions that will in no way improve the functioning of public services and, consequently, the living conditions of Brazilians. We need to be alert and prepared to mobilize against the approval of the Administrative Reform.
*APUBHUFMG+ is the Union of Professors of the Federal University of Minas Gerais and Ouro Branco Campus/UFSJ – Gestão Travessias na Luta – 2020/2022.
**This is an opinion piece. The author’s vision does not necessarily express the newspaper’s editorial line Brazil in fact.
Source: BoF Minas Gerais
Edition: Rafaella Dotta