Published On: Mon, Oct 20th, 2014

77 civil servants at home and still receiving a salary

Etienne-van-der-HorstWILLEMSTAD - Currently there are 77 civil servants at home. This was confirmed by the Minister of Administration, Planning and Government Services, Etienne van der Horst. In 22 cases, these are people who are chronically ill, while the remaining 55 cases involve officials who, because of a labor dispute or an ongoing investigation are at home. Also, there are cases of unauthorized absence.

The Minister has recently received the mandate of the Council of Ministers (RvM) for disciplinary action against civil servants. Van der Horst indicates that in the past the Ministers in charge of personnel received little support to act against officials from all ministries.

With the mandate he has been given, this should now belong to the past. Van der Horst indicates that at the moment he is working to investigate the list of officials who are at home or in other word who are inactive, but are still receiving their normal salary each month.

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