Spending on Public Wages Up 12%

Between January and June, the Panamanian State disbursed $1.915 billion in salaries to public officials, 12% more than the $1.708 billion reported in the first semester of 2017.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic reported that the cumulative gross salary of the Public Sector payroll in June 2018 amounted to $333.3 million, of which $312.2 million corresponds to permanent officials and $21.1 million to interim staff.

The report shows that the Public Sector payroll in the month of June 2018 registered a total of 234,205 officials, which are broken down into 212,231 permanent and 21,974 interim staff. According to the sector, 149,578 correspond to the Central Government and 84,627 to the Decentralized Sector. 

"... Compared with the previous month, in June 2018 there was an increase of 2,464 employees, in which the permanent employees increased by 547 (0.3%) and the interim ones by 1,917 (9.6%). The following institutions stand out in the total increases: the Ministry of Education with 769, the Technological University of Panama with 369, the Specialized University of the Americas with 363, the Ministry of Public Security with 320, the Electoral Tribunal with 117, the Urban and Domiciliary Cleaning Authority with 108, the Panamanian Institute of Special Habilitation with 92, the Autonomous University of Chiriquí with 81, the Attorney General's Office with 61, the National Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers with 48, the Social Security Fund with 46 and the Ministry of Health with 44."

See full report (In Spanish).

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