On May 3, 2023, AQUIB voluntarily requested an evaluation of its compliance with Active Disclosure obligations according to the Transparency, Access to Public Information, and Good Governance Act (LTAOBG) from December 9, 2013. This initiative is part of strategic actions aimed at enhancing the institutional transparency of the Agency. The assessment was conducted by the Council of Transparency and Good Governance.
The evaluation report of 2023 (available in Spanish) revealed an Information Compliance Index of 23.1%. Once the corresponding enhancement actions were implemented, the Agency voluntarily reapplied to the CTBG for a new evaluation on January 23, 2024, which resulted in an ICIO of 67.9% (evaluation report 2024, available only in Spanish). Despite the considerable improvement, AQUIB is committed to improve even more its compliance level with LTAOBG. The agency appreciates the positive efforts of the Transparency and Good Governance Council and expresses gratitude for the recommendations provided in the evaluation report.
AQUIB successfully underwent an audit by PRODAT to assess its compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation and the Organic Law on Personal Data Protection and Digital Rights Guarantee (LOPDGDD). The Compliance Report is available for review in Spanish.
The Advisory Commission, in their meeting on March 6, 2023, approved the revision of AQUIB's Code of Ethics, in order to reinforce the commitment to continuous improvement, transparency and excellence in the Agency's way of acting. The previous version of this document was approved by the Board of Directors on October 25, 2011.
AQUIB has implemented a quality management system based on the UNE-EN ISO 9001 standard. This involves a management approach grounded in a process map and the commitment of the Agency's management bodies to the Quality Policy (last reviewed and approved on December 19, 2022 by AQUIB's Board of Directors). The adoption of this system is a strategic choice to continuously improve the Agency's activities, services and organisation, adapt to changes within the university system of the Balearic Islands, ensure system effectiveness, and comply with legal requirements and commitments. The ISO 9001 standard guides the operation of AQUIB, and the commitment to quality extends to all personnel and professionals acting on behalf of the Agency.
The Spanish Association for Standardisation and Certification (AENOR) granted the Company Registration Certificate to AQUIB in March 2007 and the right to use the AENOR mark with the number ER-0347/2007. The latest follow-up audit in February 2023 confirmed AQUIB's compliance with the standard (s. QMS Certificate).
The scope of the system includes:
On December 20, 2023, the Agency's Management approved the Communication Procedure of AQUIB. This procedure aims to establish a systematic approach to ensure effective communication at all levels within the Agency. It focuses on both internal and external communication, with identified stakeholder groups and the general public. Responsibilities include decision-making regarding the communication policy, identification of stakeholder groups and their informational needs, and the use of communication channels established by all staff. Additionally, there is a periodic and voluntary assessment of transparency, with quality records, including meeting minutes, satisfaction surveys, and other documents related to communication.
AQUIB annually prepares a plan of activities and an activity report outlining the development and results of the Agency's main activities.
Plans of activity from 2007
Plan of activities (2010)
Activity reports from 2007
AQUIB has developed a Strategic Plan (2023-2025) to represent the Agency's commitment to excellence, innovation, and sustainable growth. Through deep reflection and meticulous analysis of the Agency's goals and challenges, a path has been outlined, serving as a starting point for defining improvement objectives within the management system. This plan establishes strategic priorities, key objectives, and the guiding strategies for AQUIB's actions, which are summarized below along with their respective compliance percentages of the actions assigned for 2023. Detailed information is included in the Strategic Plan Annual Report (2023). The Agency's Strategic Plan was approved by the Board of Directors during the session held on December 19, 2022.
AQUIB's quality objectives include:
To this end, AQUIB has distributed surveys to both its collaborators and applicants in order to collect the degree of satisfaction with the services provided by the Agency. The overall results for the period 2017-2022 are shown below.:
Furthermore, satisfacction of the recently created Advisory and Criteria commissions is also shown:
AQUIB has opened a recruitment process, through the competitive examination system, to recruit one administrative officer staff on a permanent position at the Agency.
The bases of the call are available in the Resolution of the President of AQUIB, of December 20, 2023, which approves the call, outlines the bases, exercises, syllabus, the merit scoring system, and appoints the Qualifying Tribunal for the selective tests of the competitive examination for a position of permanent administrative staff at AQUIB.
Furthermore, a Guide on the application submission process for the mentioned position is provided to candidates. This guide serves an informational purpose only, and any deviation from the details in the call published in BOIB No. 175 on December 28, 2023, will not be considered valid, as this document is solely for informational purposes.
Stabilisation process of the Balearic Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education derived from Law 20/2021, of December 28, on urgent measures to reduce the temporary nature of public employment.
Documentation (available in Spanish and Catalan)
Submission of applications from January 9 to February 6, 2023, both days included.
Resolution of the President of the Balearic Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education of February 13, 2023 by which the provisional list of persons admitted and excluded from the personnel stabilization process derived from Law 20/2021 is published. The document is available in Spanish and Catalan.
Request for accreditation of merits, for the creation of the reserve list of temporary employment personnel, by the applicants who have obtained the minimum score in the competitive examination phase (Spanish; Catalan) (published on 11th July, 2023)
The external evaluation of research grants is carried out following the process approved by the Board of Directors of the AQUIB on July 25, 2014. Below are the current and approved public fees as of December 20, 2023, by the Board of Directors of the Agency:
In accordance with the relevant sectoral legislation, there is currently no document that needs to be publicly presented.
Note that AQUIB is not subject to audit by the Sindicatura de Comptes de les Illes Balears. Explore the audit reports and annual financial statements of the Agency through the following link:
Link to the reports (available in Catalan)
AQUIB does not have any management commendments
AQUIB does not have public domain immovable tangibles or movable assets with special value.
As established in Royal Decree 635/2014, of July 25, which develops the methodology for calculating the average payment period for suppliers of Public Administrations and the conditions and retention procedure of resources of the financing regimes, provided for in Organic Law 2/2012, of April 27, on Budgetary Stability and Financial Sustainability, the Balearic Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education publishes the planned information:
AQUIB did not give subsidies, transfers or grants.
Currently, AQUIB does not have senior officials. In the event that these positions are filled, the Agency will publish information regarding their salaries and, where applicable, termination indemnities, in accordance with the provisions of the current State General Budget Law and Law 19/2013, of December 9, on transparency, access to public information, and good governance (LTAOBG). Note that, currently, there have been no indemnifications for senior officials upon cessation of their duties.
The technical director of AQUIB, as well as the rest of the agency's staff, is appointed through an open and competitive process of free competition.