Gov’t Issues Implementing Regulation on Pre-Employment Card
Date 6 Maret 2020
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on 26 February 2020 signed Presidential Regulation Number 36 of 2020 on the Development of Job Skills through the Pre-Employment Card Program. The Regulation aims to expand employment opportunities, increase workforce productivity and competitiveness as well as to develop workforce competencies.
The Pre-Employment Card Program, according to the Regulation, is a program to develop job skills for job seekers, workers/laborers affected by termination of employment, and/or workers who need job skills development.
The Regulation states that the aims of the Pre-Employment Card Program are: a. to develop workforce competencies; and b. to increase workforce productivity and competitiveness.
The Regulation also stipulates that the Pre-Employment Card is provided to workforce affected by termination of employment or workforce who need to increase job skills with the following requirements: a. Indonesian citizens; b. a minimum age of 18 (eighteen) years; and c. not currently attending formal education.
“The Pre-Employment Card as referred to in Article 3 paragraph (2) is used to get benefits of: a. Training; and b. Incentives,” Article 4 of the Regulation reads.
To get a Pre-Employment Card, according to the Presidential Regulation, prospective recipients must register themselves with the Pre-Employment Card Program which is carried out online through the official website of the Program.
According to the Regulation, the distribution of the Pre-Employment Card is used to make payments of: a. Training costs: b. Cost incentives for job application; and c. The incentive for filling out an evaluation survey, which will be regulated by Regulation of Minister who organizes government affairs in the financial sector.
The Presidential Regulation also stipulates that in organizing the Pre-Employment Program, a Working Copyright Committee, hereinafter referred to as the Committee, should be established. The Committee has the following tasks: a. formulating and compiling the Pre-Employment Card Program policy; and b. controlling and evaluating the implementation of the Pre-Employment Card Program.
In organizing Pre-Employment Card Program, according to Article 17 of the Regulation, the Committee is assisted by the Implementation Team and the Management Team.
Further provisions regarding the Implementation Team and the Management Team, according to Article 24 of the Regulation, are regulated by Regulation of Minister which organizes coordination, synchronization, and control of ministerial affairs in the administration of the economy. The Minister also acts as the Chair of the Committee.
“The Funding for the implementation of the Pre-Employment Card Program are provided by the State Budget (APBN) in the Section of State Treasurer Budget,” Article 27 of the Regulation reads.
Regional governments, according to the Regulation, provide support in the implementation of the Pre-Employment Card Program in the form of: a. dissemination of the implementation of the Pre-Employment Card Program; b. providing data of high-quality training institute in every region; c. providing data on workforce needed by industry in the region; and d. facilitation of participant registration for the selection of training types in the Pre-Employment Card Program.
In addition, regional governments may provide support of: a. a system of cost sharing for funding the Pre-Employment Card Program; and/or b. assistance for beneficiaries of the Pre-Employment Card Program and small and medium businesses. All costs required by the regional governments to support the implementation of the Pre-Employment Card Program should be funded by the Regional Budget.
In implementing the Pre-Employment Card Program, according to Article 31 of the Regulation, all Government Ministries/Institutions and regional governments must provide support for the implementation of the Presidential Regulation.
“The Presidential Regulation shall apply as of the date of its promulgation,” Article 32 of the Regulation reads. The Regulation was promulgated by Ministry of Law and Human Rights Yasonna Laoly on 28 February 2020. (EN)
Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Reviewed by: Yuyu Mulyani