Created by Decree on December 3, 1954, the General inspection of services abroad was abolished by Decree 2764 / 1967, 27 November.
The Royal Decree 1485 / 1985, 28 August, reintroduced in the structure of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the General inspection of services as dependent unit directly from the Undersecretary of the Department.
It is necessary, therefore, to proceed to the adoption of a new regulation of the inspection General of services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which meets the current demands of rigour and efficiency in the functioning of the foreign service.
By virtue, prior approval of the Minister for public administrations and with the favourable opinion of the higher Committee of staff, have seen fit to have: first-approves the regulations of the inspection General of services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as annexed to this order.
Second-this order shall enter into force the day following its publication in the.
What inform V.E. for their knowledge and effects.
Madrid, 19 April 1994.
SOLANA MADARIAGA. Mr. Undersecretary.
Annex rules of the inspection General of services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs article 1.
In accordance with the provisions of the Royal Decree 1485 / 1985 of August 28, the General inspection of the services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs organically dependent on the Secretariat and constitutes an administrative unit with Subdirectorate-General for organic level.
Check the proper functioning of the services in the diplomatic missions, consular offices, permanent representations and delegations, and institutions and services abroad of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as in the central organs of the Department corresponds to the General inspection of the services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
For the development of their duties rests with the General inspection of services: to) carry out ordinary or extraordinary visits to the diplomatic missions, permanent representations, consular offices and delegations, and institutions and services abroad of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, raising the relevant reports.
(b) turn visits the central bodies of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by raising reports required him as to the performance thereof and to the Organization and performance of the service, without prejudice to the competences and responsibilities of the General directions of the Department.
(c) cooperate with the Commission Coordinator of the inspection General of the administration of the State, following their directives and providing information requiring the Court in accordance with provisions in the Real Decree 3063/1978, of 10 November.
(d) the performance of any other duties of the inspection functions that specifically under Secretary considers appropriate to entrust him.
Reports of the General inspection of services referred to in paragraph a) of the preceding article must include the following aspects, on which inspection can be lifted to the Undersecretary proposals it deems appropriate: to) global and objective appreciation of the place visited by the inspection.
(b) capacity and efficiency of the staff.
(c) adequacy of staff personnel to the needs of the position.
(d) level of rationality, efficiency and simplification of systems, procedures and organization of work.
(e) degree of compliance with the rules governing the foreign service.
(f) State, conservation and security of the buildings of the ministries of Foreign Affairs, consular offices and residence of the heads of mission or consuls general, as well as the buildings of institutions and services abroad of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
(g) other aspects that may involve a more efficient use of human and material resources and an improvement in the functioning of the services.
The General inspection of the services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be lifted to the Undersecretary of the Department the observations and suggestions which, following the visits of inspection abroad, considers appropriate for the better fulfilment of the objectives of coordination of all organs of the Government abroad and unity of action to make their performances abroad in line with the guidelines of foreign policy defined by the Government , as defined in the Royal Decree 632/1987, may 8, on organization of the Government abroad.
The Inspector General Services Chief will propose, for approval, Undersecretary annual calendar of ordinary inspection visits. Deputy Minister will determine the extraordinary character and shall determine, where appropriate, missions or studies to both abroad and in the central services of the Ministry.
The Undersecretary of the Department shall convene and preside over regular meetings of coordination and monitoring of the activities of the General inspection of services with the Directors-General of the Ministry for the better performance of its functions.
At the request of the Inspector General Service Manager, the Assistant available staff or technical specialists dependent on the General direction of the service outside, of the General Directorate of Consular Affairs or the General technical secretariat, to provide its assistance to the inspection, when the circumstances so require.
The General inspection of services will be heard in relation to the actions that the Department projects to make in planning and reorganization of services, opening or closing of diplomatic missions and consular and acquisition or reformation of facilities abroad.
Under Secretary may decide that the General inspection of services be incorporated into overseas missions related to the above topics and reports which are worded be referred you for your knowledge regarding this.
The appointment of Inspector General Chief of services and services of inspectors general will be held for the procedure governing the relations of working positions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Chief Inspector General will have Ambassador range when fulfilling their duties abroad.
In any case, both the Inspector General Services Chief and the Inspectors General will act in the fulfillment of its mission with the authority that directly gives the Secretary of the Department for the performance of its functions.
The heads of the diplomatic missions, of permanent representations, delegations, consular offices and institutions and services abroad of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as the staff and managers of the central services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall be the Inspector General Chief of services and services of inspectors general maximum collaboration providing many documents, information and steps that they will be useful, without prejudice to the provisions relating to classified information.
The proposals contained in the reports of the General inspection of services, which have been approved by the Deputy Minister shall be communicated within a maximum period of one month for execution to the Directorates-General or corresponding administrative units, which inform the General inspection of services on its implementation.
Expiry of a period to be determined in each case, but never higher six months after each inspection visit, Deputy Minister will proceed, together with the General Inspectorate of services and the Directorates-General concerned, to assess the situation of the units on which the inspection has made proposals, adopting, if necessary, the measures taken as a result.
For these purposes, the Assistant may request the collaboration of the General directions of the foreign service, of Consular Affairs, the General technical secretariat and those other addresses General of the Department deems appropriate.
The General inspection of services during their visits will also aim at the forms of cooperation of the diplomatic missions, permanent representations, consular offices, delegations and institutions and services abroad dependent of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with other countries of the European Union, and on the implementation of the measures and provisions adopted by the Union.