The Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR) defended the selection of Irene Alvarado Quesada, sister of presidential candidate Carlos Alvarado, after images of the process by which she was chosen were posted in social media, with speculation of a presumed influence peddling.
In view of the viral information in social networks in which the employee selection process carried out by the BCCR is questioned, the entity informs the general public that the hiring of the human capital that is part of the institution’s is attached to the highest standards and procedures in this matter. This clarification is valid due to the consultations that various people and media have made to the Bank on Monday, March 26th, following some publications on Facebook about the alleged anomalous hiring of the official Irene Alvarado Quesada, who is the sister of presidential candidate Carlos Alvarado,”
said the monetary entity in a statement.
The BCCR indicated that Irene Alvarado began working in the institution on November 28th, 2016, to occupy the position of Executive of Environmental Statistics, in the Macroeconomic Statistics Department of the Economic Division.
Regarding this hiring process and in accordance with the selection procedure in force in the BCCR, the process was initiated by sending an invitation to 167 people registered in our base of suppliers who fulfilled the academic requirements established to occupy said position. Of the 167 invited candidates, only 12 responded to be interested; one of them did not meet the requirements established in terms of knowledge, which is why they could not continue in the process. Subsequently, the remaining 11 candidates were summoned to a written technical test attended by only five candidates. Two of them approved it (one was Alvarado Quesada),”
explained the institution.
The two people who passed the written technical test were assessed, in addition, according to the aptitudes required to be eligible candidates and members of the final payroll. That is, the two candidates of the final instance fully complied with both the requirements of the position, and the hiring process established,”
concluded the BCCR.