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Institutional Control


The Institutional Control at the University is a supplement factor of the Internal Control and External Control. 

The Internal Control comprises all the mechanisms outlined to contribute to processes, policies, plans and programs that University should be carried out following the current standards, but identifying the risks exposed and improvement chances of the Institution. It is implemented by each and every one of the people who make up the entity. 

The External Control is implemented by autonomous and independent bodies responsible for monitoring and enforcing functions by the State, such as the Comptroller General's Office of the Republic, the Attorney General's Office, among others.

Internal Control at the University

Since the internal control as a management, counseling and evaluation tool is relevant for public institutions as a whole and specifically for Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, it is important to note that the Internal Control System is a set of plans, principles, rules, actions, mechanisms and procedures consistently ordered and adopted by each and every one of the people who make up the public organization in order to achieve the compliance of the administrative function and the institutional mission with the highest levels of efficiency, success, effectiveness, accountability, transparency and joint suitability.

Internal Control Mechanisms at the University 

Evaluation of Internal Control System: 
Control factor, which aims to verify the existence, development level and effectiveness degree of the internal control to achieve the public entity objectives. 

Internal Auditing:
A control factor that allows a systematic, objective and self-regulating examination of the processes, activities, procedures and outcomes of a public entity. It also allows evidence-based judgments on the most important management issues, the aftermaths and satisfaction of their stakeholders. 

An institutional self-assessment process that allows to establish a program of a continuous improvement of all processes and recognition by Institutional Accreditation, considering that accreditation does not belong to the University as an instrumental or mandatory action derived from the enforcement of a rule. So these processes are taken for granted as part of our social responsibility and educational mission. 

Institutional Development Plan: 
A whole blueprint that fits together and gives coherence to all the actions by UPN to fulfill our mission and purposes in the society. It is conceived as a set of main themes, programs and action plans. 

Management Reports: 
They report the university community about the organization's work supported by statistical figures on achievements and progress year after year in the institution. 

Integrated Management System: 
A process at the University to achieve a cohesive implementation of the Quality Management Systems and the Standard Model of Internal Control. 

Communication with the University: 
It is used to request extra information on a given subject.

Attorney General's Office 

The Attorney General's Office is an entity that embodies the Public Ministry, i.e., stands for the Colombian society, patrols the conduct of public officers, and defends the legal system and basic rights. 
PBX: 3360011 - 3520066 
Address: Carrera 5 No. 15-80, Bogotá, Colombia 

Comptroller General's Office of the Republic

The Comptroller General of the Republic –CGR– is the uppermost state fiscal control entity. As such, its mission is ensuring a proper use of resources and public goods and helping to streamline the State through continuous improvement actions in the public entities. The 1991 Constitution, Article 267, provides that: “The fiscal control is a public function performed by the Comptroller General's Office, which oversees the fiscal management of the administration and the individuals or entities that manage Nation’s funds or assets.” The fiscal control of public management in the Constitution became from a pre-perceptive to post-perceptual issue. However, Carlos Ossa Escobar administration designed a new control approach that allows the implementation of a warning or prevention control for the public administrator to know in real time the inconsistencies detected by the Comptroller and to that degree applying an appropriate correction control to correct them, so we could succeed more efficient and effective entities, fulfilling the ultimate control goal as a continuous improvement of public entities.



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