Chetumal, Q.R. — New municipal officials say they have found approximately 100 people on city payrolls that collect salaries but do not work. A majority of the 100 people have been located on payrolls belonging to the municipality of Othón P. Blanco, but a handful have also been found in Solidaridad.
Yensunni Martínez Hernández, mayor of Othón P. Blanco reported that nearly 100 people collecting salaries of as much as 25,000 a month have been located on their payroll.
She said that investigations are being carried out to specify who they are. A filter has already been installed in the corridor to identify them and proceed with their dismissal and possible legal procedures to recover those monetary resources.
“We are trying to have control in the matter. I think it is the biggest problem that the City Council has. We are going to initiate proceedings against them because it is not only fair that they leave, but also that they return the money that they have not earned,” Martínez Hernández emphasized.
In Solidaridad, Carlos Contreras Mejorada, secretary of Social Justice and Citizen Participation said that to date, they have detected five of these people. He said that they are people with supervisory positions who have never shown up for work, but were paid.
“We are encountering aviators, people who were registered but have not presented themselves. These are personnel or specialists who had positions but did not perform these positions and we are making that adjustment,” he explained.
The Secretariat for Social Justice and Citizen Participation is one of the largest dependencies within the Solidaridad City Council, as it brings together the Directorates of Education, Urban Development, Citizen Participation and Physical and Mental Health, as well as Indigenous Affairs.