the government. On Track The final draft bill fora new civil service law was delivered to the Presidency’s Strategic and Legal Affairs Secretariats. The draft bill was also reviewed by the International Labor Organization (ILO) for to assure consistency and compliance with international labor treaties ratified by El Salvador. The ILO’s technical opinion and comments were positive, however the GOES has announced that additional consultations are necessary before submitting the bill to the Legislative Assembly. A communications strategy and materials for an awareness campaign for public employees and the general population on the benefits of civil service reform was finalized with USG assistance and will be implemented during the next scorecard period. The Institute of Access to Public Information (IAIP) is operating from its USG-equipped facilities, with a staff of 35 people. Since opening, the IAIP has managed 160 procedures (128 appeals and 32 complaints, of which 110 have been resolved. The USG provided technical assistance for the creation of the IAIP’s website, launched on April 3. Since the Access to Public Information Law entered into effect, 30,500 requests for information have been received, with 98 percent of them fulfilled within 4.5 days of filing. A fourth group of 45 information officers and other GOES employees began the Access to Information and Transparency certificate course. During this period, the open government website, containing 51,000 documents for public access, reported 61,641 visits. The useful information website, which hosts 33 databases of public information, reported 641,090 visits. The USG provided technical assistance and equipment for these web-based transparency tools. Finally, 100 new citizen committees were established to monitor the implementation of the School Food and Health Program in public schools in the municipalities of Quezaltepeque, Lourdes Colón, Jayaque, Sacacoyo, Talnique, and Tepecoyo.