By Kelly Oliveira – Agência Brasil Reporter
On Tuesday 13th, the National Treasury Department reported that 14 countries had exceeded the staff expenses limit in the Financial Accountability Act. The law states that states cannot commit more than 60% of the proceeds from these expenditures.
According to the 2018 International Assets Finance Bulletin published by the Treasury, the states that violated this rule were Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso do Sul, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Mato Grosso and Sergipe. , Acre, Paraíba, Roraima, Paraná, Bahia, Santa Catarina and Alagoas.
In the document, the Treasury states that the calculations have been made in accordance with the Financial Reconciliation and Compliance Program and that K to the fullest extent possible, the regulations and procedures of the Financial Statements Handbook (MDF) and the Applied Accounting Manual Bel are followed. Public Sector (MCASP) "
However, the secretariat states that there is a difference in the methodologies for calculating personnel expenses made by the state courts. "There are various criteria for calculating personnel expenses. In this context, some states, for example, do not take into account some important items such as expenses for retirees, withheld income tax and employer obligations in staff expenses.
In March of this year, the National Treasury Secretariat signed an agreement with the state accounts courts to try to standardize the information. The aim is for all states of the Federation to use the same parameters to confirm the limits of the Financial Liability Act, for example, personnel costs. The lack of standardization for the Secretariat makes it difficult to compare the financial situation of states.
The restrictions envisaged in the Liability Law mean that states exceeding the precautionary limit (net current incomes 46.55% from personnel expenses). Restrictions are related to the issuance of regulations (only increases determined by contracts and Justice are authorized), staff recruitment (excluding the replacement of employees to health, education and security), overtime payment and prohibition. change career structures. Those who break the ceiling are not allowed to borrow. It is forbidden to take credit limits from other units of the Federation and make concessions from receiving voluntary transfers.
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