Shared Human Resources in the Azores Archipelago
The Regional Government of the Azores is the executive body of the Autonomous Region of the Azores and the highest body of the Autonomous Regional Administration. The Regional Government has its own executive power and its main responsibilities are managing the region’s assets, the tax revenues and expenses, adapting the national fiscal policy to the region’s reality or participate in the preparation of national plans, among others.
The Integrated Human Resources Management System of the Regional Administration of the Azores (SIGRHARA) manages all processes related to HR of the nine islands that make up the Azores archipelago. In total, it manages 17,828 workers from different agencies of the Regional Government.
Given the geographical distance between the different islands, the necessity of repeating proceedings in each of them and following the national legislation as well as their specific rulings, the Regional Government had a lack in the management of the region’s Public Function workers.
They needed a redesign and to automate the processes, as there were several different computer applications, no centralized information available in real time and some resources allocated to inefficient tasks. Therefore, the main objective of the project was to focus on the automation and alteration of the existing human resources management processes to ensure an integrated perspective of the available information, the accuracy of the available data, the increase in productivity and the improvement keep going.
To respond to the needs mentioned above, we developed a single application for managing people. The Integrated Human Resources Management System of the Regional Administration of the Azores (SIGRHARA) manages all processes related to HR of the nine islands that make up the Azores archipelago. In total, it manages 17,828 workers from different agencies of the Regional Government. In the case of a Government of an autonomous region, there is a need to represent a complex hierarchical structure in the information system, as well as the existing dependency between these organisms. Initially, the centralization of information related to personal and professional data of all workers in the different agencies was processed in a single central database.