Is it true or not that there are some leaders of the Venetian Ulss or the regional health system who receive a salary and a pension at the same time? Does this conduct violate the provisions of national law prohibiting such overlap? Is this conduct harmful to the tax authorities and possibly a crime? These are, in a nutshell, the questions contained in a statement addressed to the Guardia di Finanza of Venice as well as to the prosecutors of the Republic of Veneto by the Cub union: yesterday, June 22, he announced his initiative with a note issued in the early afternoon. which bears the signature of the Venetian secretary of the same union, Maria Teresa Turetta of Vicenza.
“We have learned from the press – writes the union leader in her note – that in Basilicata investigations are being carried out by the judiciary, at the moment there is talk of tax authorities, for the position of director general of the Potenza Local Health Authority entrusted to Dr. Giampaolo Stopazzolo, former senior director of the Vicenza health system. and the salary of the manager of Vicenza. ”In some respects, the Stopazzolo issue is the most delicate.
THE REVELATIONS OF “THE NEW”
The manager is already a prominent figure in healthcare of the district of Agno-Chiampoin the past he had been criticized by the Venetian environmental galaxy for some of his positions on the case of pollution from fluorine derivatives, (are the dreaded Pfas, the scandal has invested in the central Veneto) considered “reductionists”. In any case, the Stopazzolo Basilicata case had also appeared on The Daily Fact. While juxtaposing Basilicata, after the revelations of the Lucanian newspaper “La nuova”a real political earthquake was unleashed: also because the affair nomine, as “La nuova” tells us, would deal also the Lucanian criminal judiciary and not just the tax authorities.
THE NAMES IN THE GRATICOLA
In any case, compared to what happened in the Veneto region, the Cub union mentions names and surnames. There are a total of five: “According to national and Northeast media, we read there seem to be similar cases as to the directions of some Venetian Ulss. We would speak in this sense of the director of the Padua hospital doctor Giuseppe Dal Ben, the director of the Ulss 2 Treviso doctor Francesco Benazzi, the director of the Ulss 3 Serenissima in Venice Dr. Edgardo Contato, the director of the Ulss 8 Berica di Doctora of Vicenza Giuseppina Bonavina, director of the Foundation School of Public Health of Padua Dr. Francesco Cobello. The same goes for the director general of health of the Veneto Region, that is, Dr. Luciano Flor. ” so much so that he would have stated that he had initiated some checks on the individual positions of Veneto healthcare managers. “We imagine – Turetta remarks with some irony – that this verification also affects his personal position.”
THE REFERENCE DISCIPLINE
But there is more. The Cub grassroots union recalls in this regard that “the Madia law 124/2014 has explicitly prohibited public administrations from assigning managerial, managerial, study and advisory positions to people who are either private or retired public workers.” In addition, Circular No. 6 of 2014 issued at the time by the Ministry of the Civil Service highlights, among other things, “the ban on entrusting medical director positions to retirees. In particular, the administrations must avoid evasive conduct to the law or the assignment of managerial positions to those who are close to retirement ”. Normally, when a retired public manager receives an allowance, it is not paid because it is precisely the pension that covers the relevant entitlements. The justification for the Madia law was, in fact, to avoid the multiplication of public prebends and at the same time to facilitate the assumption of certain positions by younger officials in order to modernize, as far as possible, the management of the public administration. .
“IDENTIFY EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITIES”
Therefore, these are the reasons for the independent acronym initiative. For these reasons, on June 20, 2022, the CUB filed a twenty-two-page complaint full of regulatory citations and press clippings with the Guardia di Finanza of Venice and the individual. prosecutors of the Republic of Veneto. “We want to understand,” said the secretary, “whether it is true that the health officials appointed by the Veneto Region itself receive a cumulative pension and a managerial salary which is currently around 130 thousand euros a year. We have decided to act in this way to allow the competent authorities to identify, in the event that they arise, the responsibilities of each one, including the existence of any criminally relevant conduct and the existence of tax damages. “
OF POLITICS? “TRAGICOMIC COMPLICITY OR INCONSISTENCY”
Cub’s note concludes with a general comment on the matter: “Clear of the facts presented by us, we cannot fail to notice the abysmal silence that in relation to the present case has fallen on the regional council and on the administrative officials of Veneto. Region as well as those of the Ulss: except for a few more or less insignificant exits. Even groups in the Veneto Regional Council and politics as a whole, with very few rare exceptions, have remained in an embarrassing silence which, if not synonymous with complicity, is synonymous with tragicomic inconsistency. “
But as the Veneto Health Councilor, Manuela Lanzarin, thinks? And as his Lucan counterpart thinks Francesco Fanelli? Does the latter share the work of the managers cited by the CUB because they respect the rules or are there elements to censor certain behaviors? And what is Fanelli’s opinion on the Stopazzolo case? The writer asked the two councilors for a comment. Of the latter, however, at least for the time being, no answer has arrived.