Fincons Group forms partnership with Municipality of Bari for smart working project
Thursday, April 18, 2019
The project envisages the development of a prototype using Blockchain and the involvement of some Municipality employees that will perform some of their duties in ‘agile working’ mode. Fincons Group’s solution is based on Ethereum DLT technology (Distributed Ledger Technology) combined with sophisticated and innovative encryption techniques that guarantee the…
Fincons Group and the Municipality of Bari have formed a partnership for a pilot Smart Working project as part of H2020 CITADEL (Empowering Citizens to Transform European Public Administrations, funded by the European Commission) ecosystem.
The project envisages the development of a prototype using Blockchain and the involvement of some Municipality employees that will perform some of their duties in ‘agile working’ mode.
Fincons Group’s solution is based on Ethereum DLT technology (Distributed Ledger Technology) combined with sophisticated and innovative encryption techniques that guarantee the integrity, reliability and traceability of information managed as provided by DLT, as well as full GDPR compliance.
Initially, the pilot phase, starting in March 2019, involves 5 General Accounting Department employees, while the second phase, starting in July, will involve another 10 employees from other departments. The pilot will reach completion in September 2019.
In Italy, the Public Administration system has pledged to meet specific quantitative, organisational and technological objectives relating to Smart Working for its staff. Specifically, Art. 14 124/2015 demands that public sector organisations enable at least 10% of workers to use innovative time-space modes of working should they request it.
Public sector institutions are called upon to adapt their performance measurement and evaluation systems by adopting adequate organisational, technological and security measures. This is to verify the impact on the quality of service, effectiveness and efficiency of administration that security measures have on employee work-life balance, process and worker security, including data protection.
The Municipality of Bari has officialised the introduction of this new mode of working and is looking to experiment with innovative ICT solutions that enable the management of Smart Work and of employees within a specific framework. This framework mandates the following conditions: at least one day of flexible working a week between 6am and 10pm with 2 hours compulsory availability, the ability for workers to freely structure the day in an agile way by working some of the time from the office and in part remotely, as well as the ability to introduce interruptions and re-starts throughout the working day.