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Since the Ministry of Labor approved the extension of the ERTE (Temporary Employment Regulation Files) until next January 31, 2021, Spanish companies have issued the corresponding applications to the body in charge of administering the aid, the SEPE (Public Service of State Employment).

The second wave of the pandemic

is also hitting this entity,

whose collapse prevents reparations from reaching around 730,000 affected people.

The person in charge of channeling the discouragement and despair of the citizens in the face of the delay in aid is the Director General of SEPE, Gerardo Gutiérrez Ardoy (54).

Born in Albacete, he graduated in Law from the UNED.

He acceded to the position of Director General in July 2018, under the leadership of former Socialist Minister Magdalena Valerio.

Previously, Gutiérrez Ardoy held a similar position in Castilla-La Mancha, a Community to which he has always been linked.

As Secretary of Social Dialogue and Economic Policy of the Provincial Executive Commission of the PSOE of Albacete, he defended Pedro Sánchez

tooth and nail in the last primaries that validated him as Secretary General of the PSOE.

A fact that the current Prime Minister most likely did not forget when thinking about who could lead the SEPE.

Gerardo Gutiérrez has a blog where he shares reflections and gives some touches on his personality.

"From Albacete, but a citizen of the world.

I like the gathering while I share some good food.

I think that we are what in society we are capable of building. Isolated men or women do not know what they are missing," he wrote on his blog.

According to the Government's transparency portal, Gutiérrez Ardoy's annual gross salary in 2019 was 91,494.66 gross euros, an amount that also includes the three-year terms granted by having held official positions.

The function for which he receives this remuneration is to

plan, direct, control and inspect the activities of the organization.

For example, that the service offered by the organization that leads is agile, giving way to the requests for remuneration from the ERTE so that payments arrive on time.

On the other hand, the staff of this public body is denouncing through their unions the lack of personnel to assume the workload involved in managing the renewal of the ERTE.

They also

allude to the "exhaustion" involved in managing the first wave of the pandemic

and require resources.

"While we have these structural needs in our health, schools, SEPE, Social Security, Penitentiary Institutions or in the courts, we have verified that the General State Administration allocates 55 million euros per year to advisers," said the CSIF.

The SEPE website has also been crashed and requests for prior appointments are also being affected, offering dates for early 2021.

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