Romania to hire 1,000 temporary staff to digitise pension files

The Romanian government has announced it is to hire 1,000 temporary public sector workers to help digitise pension files.

As reported by Agerpres, the new employees will be deployed to county pension offices to manually enter approximately five million pensioner files into a new digital system.

Making the announcement, Romanian Labour Minister, Raluca Turcan, said: "I came today to the National Pension Office because the emergency ordinance providing for the limited-term supplementation of the staff of county pension offices for speeding up the assessment and digitization of all pension files has been published in the Official Journal.”

She said that 800 higher education and 200 secondary education staff will be hired, but stressed that county pension offices have been told not to create “false expectations” and clearly state the work will only last until the end of 2022.

The LabMin said that 800 higher education and 200 secondary education staff will be hired.

"Under the National Resilience and Recovery Plan - NRRP, the pension system reform has €70m earmarked. For the additional staff we have approximately €4m. The relevant OUG provides that they will be paid from the state budget and the money will be recovered from the NRRP,” she said.

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