Training lies essentially with The Treasury School, which is part of the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
Training takes place at its head offices in Madrid and at its regional centres in Valencia, Barcelona, Seville and A Coruña, or also via the Virtual Campus.
In accordance with the provisions of Royal Decree 63/2001, of 26 January 2001, its functions are structured over two main lines of activity:
Specific training for civil servants.
Institutional training, in collaboration with other centres and organisations, for civil servants and other personnel, both national and foreign.
All that remains is to highlight the presence at the Institute for Fiscal Studies of the Associated Centre of the National Distance Education University (UNED) which runs access courses to the university and a range of university degree courses.
The specific training of civil servants takes place through the following programmes and activities:
Entrance training. Its aim is to provide the technical knowledge so that civil servants that take on a post can carry it out to the best of their ability in the shortest possible time. Entrance courses to higher and management bodies (Tax Inspectors, Insurance Inspectors, Financial Controllers and State Auditors, etc.), as well as those for the Technical Corps of the Ministry, in their various specialities, are some of the more relevant training products.
Improvement training. The aim is both to meet the needs of the Ministry of the Treasury administrative centres in terms of updating their civil servants’ knowledge and the knowledge for which the latter state a need.
The plans are designed in collaboration with the State Tax Administration Agency, General Audit of the State Administration, Sub-Secretariat of the Economy and Tax, Directorate General of Insurance, the Land Registry and other administrative centres.
Improvement training responds to internal and external changes to the organisation, so ensuring training that enables the due efficiency and quality in public services to be achieved and the knowledge and skills required to improve the abilities of public employees to be provided.
It is comprised of the following plans:
Institutional training in cooperation with other centres and organisations is the response of the Institute for Fiscal Studies to the aims of the Ministry, to its commitments with public agencies, economic and social agents and to the framework of established international agreements.
This cooperation can be divided into three main areas:
Institutional presence and national collaboration agreements in the field of Tax Law and the economic/financial sector (joint action with the Autonomous Communities, collaboration agreements with universities, union federations, town councils and other ministries and administrative centres).
European and International Agencies and Institutions, which include the relations maintained in these fields by the administrations, institutes and centres in areas of mutual interest, as well as the projects promoted by the European Union.
Latin American Agencies and Institutions, which reflects the technical assistance actions promoted by the Institute for Fiscal Studies in tune with the attributed aims, which are: