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Decree Law No. 173/2019

Publication: Republic Diary No. 240/2019, Series I of 2019-12-13
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 173/2019
  • Pages: 3 - 7

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-law adapts the vocational training system to the local administration.

What is going to change?

The vocational training system that exists in Public Administration is now applied to local government employees who work in municipalities, parishes, municipal and intermunicipal services, intermunicipal entities and local companies.

The Directorate-General for Local Authorities (DGAL) coordinates vocational training in local administration in conjunction with the central training body for local administration.

DGAL is responsible for promoting training in strategic areas, studying and proposing strategies to guide public training policy, as well as promoting greater participation, openness and transparency in the governance of the local administration's vocational training system,among other competences.

What advantages does it bring?

This decree-law ensures greater stability for local government decision-makers in meeting the objectives of vocational training.

It clarifies the competent entities for the practice of several acts, delimiting their competences.

It defines the modalities of compulsory vocational training, the strategic training areas and regulates the rules for setting the fees’ amounts.

When does it enter into force?

This decree-law enters into force on 1 january 2020.

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