Director General Preface
Director General Preface
Since the purpose of human existence was to achieve the approach of succession, and his main task was to repopulate the earth for the succession of mankind over it, work was the main motive for that task, and therefore human work was considered a dignity for him and an motive for development, and it was necessary to provide social and economic protection for him during his work. According to his role, through the provision of social insurance systems made available by states to their citizen.
The Social Security Corporation exceeds its forty-fifth year after achieving the deep future royal vision called for by His Majesty the late King Hussein bin Talal – may God rest his soul in peace- on the sixth of April of the year one thousand nine hundred and seventy-seven, by creating an umbrella for workers and citizens to provide social protection for these productive groups and give them more sense of security, tranquility and stability through a general symbiotic insurance system that aims to protect people socially and economically.
This interest also continued during the reign of His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, when His Majesty said, “The time has come to deal with the issue of retirement with the attention it deserves… The pensioners have fulfilled their duties towards the country, and we must ensure that their rights and retirement savings are maintained”.
Guided by this, the Corporation continued to carry out its mission to protect and take care of the workforce socially and economically, It is a socio-economic integral umbrella to protect the workforce social and economic rights, provides insurance benefits and privileges to the insured people and their family members at the time of entitlement for such a pension whether owing to reaching the old age, disability, death, or work injuries, unemployment, and maternity. Pensions and social insurances will be its core business.
Today, we are proud of the Corporation achievements towards its contributors, as it provides services to nearly two million people, including contributors, pensioners, and entitled beneficiaries, including eighty-eight thousand voluntary contributors; almost half of them are Jordanian expatriates.
During my working as a director for one of the most important national institutions “The Social Security”, which is concerned with the protection of workforce, I will continue to provide services to those who are entitled to it in accordance with the best international standards and practices.
I will also make sure to make scientific studies for the decisions issued by the corporation that seeks to put the interest of service recipients at the top of its priorities.
Considering that the main pillar of the corporation’s sustainability is to maintain its financial stability to fulfill its social and humanitarian mission for current and future generations, I will be keen to study the financial position of the corporation on the base of accurate actuarial studies that are published to the public.
I will also pay attention to the strategic partnership between the corporation and the service recipient, and this will not be achieved without creating a link with the service recipient, official institutions, and private sector establishments for the purpose of developing and promoting the Fundaments and concepts of social protection. As The Social Security Corporation is a valve of safety and stability for the nation and an essential pillar of social protection in the Kingdom.
As for the expansion of insurance coverage; The Social Security Corporation will reinforce the coverage to all workforce on the Kingdom to achieve social protection and security as an inherent right of every worker on the kingdom; Based on the vital role that the Corporation plays in providing economic and social security for the insured under its umbrella.
The corporation will also seek to implement its strategic objectives, indicators and initiatives to enhance its financial status, extend the umbrella of social protection, develop all its technological operations and excel in managing its human resources to reach the model, pioneering and distinguished level in all its work fields, and contribute to achieving comprehensive and sustainable development and citizen and nation progression at the national And the economic level.
The corporation will reinforce the strength of its partnership with its audience and enhance the principle of information transparency by awarining them on all social security issues, whether through strategic partnership with the media to convey its awareness message, in addition to its website and social media accounts, which are followed today by more than seven hundred thousand people.
Finally, the corporation will continue to exert its utmost efforts and endeavors within clear plans and a well-studied work methodology to reach the highest levels of leadership and achieve the social protection that we aspire to; as the corporation is the safe home for all workforce in all their segments and economic sectors, and I also assure that everyone is partner in its success as a leading national corporation concerned with providing a decent life for a wide segment of citizens.
Dr. Mohammad Salih AL-Tarawneh
The Social Security Corporation was established to protect and take care of the workforce socially and economically. It is a socio-economic integral umbrella to protect the workforce social and economic rights, provides insurance benefits and privileges to the insured persons and their family members at the time of entitlement for such a pension whether owing to reaching the old age, disability, death, or work injuries.
The social security is a security and stability factor for all Jordanians, and a fundamental social protection standard in the Kingdom, for both the present and future generations. For that, we recognize the importance of keeping the Social Security Corporation strong and sustainable, and ensure the soundness of its procedures in accordance with solid enduring corporate rules and standards. This is a joint responsibility lies with all social partners and institutions, and requires a profound strategic thinking that ensures the implementation and sustainability of these orientations.
If the Social security legislations and insurances are part of the development process components in any society that aim to solidify the socio-economy stability, play a prominent role in the economic development, and motivate the labor market, the social security is also deemed a protection system that protects and maintains the human basic rights, which is a prerequisite to achieve the social cohesion and justice. Furthermore, the social security is an effective tool to reduce poverty, enhance fairness, and sustain the fair economic growth.
The national role of the Social Security Corporation is obvious in Jordan at the socio-economic and humanitarian levels as it works on finding protection systems to provide social services supportive to the social protection and security system. In addition, the Corporation contributes to the development process by way of launching projects that enhance the advancement and progress of Jordan. The Corporation is now in a position to provide outstanding and distinguished services realized by all Jordanians who are covered by the social security umbrella.
His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein, may Allah protect him, paid and gave his utmost attention and care to improve the social security system and to expand its umbrella to include all Jordanian community segments. The Social Security Corporation has come a long way to achieve its social protection objectives. More than (1.3) million active insured working for (56) thousand entities in the public and private sectors are covered under the Social Security Corporation umbrella, not to mention more than (238) thousand pensioners benefiting from all types of pension salaries. In addition, the expatriate and self-employed Jordanians benefiting from the voluntary subscription exceeded (71) thousand, and the ratio of the insured covered by the social security to the workers in the Kingdom reached about 73%.
The social security law No (1) for the year 2014 reinforced the corporation’s tendencies to expand insurance coverage and started as from 1/1/2015 in covering employers working in their firms and started implementing special rules for hazardous occupations workers. Its role began to enhance working women protection and economic participation and stability in the labor market through the application of the maternity insurance for private sector insured women.
Finally, the corporation will continue to exert its efforts within clear plans and thoughtful work methods to reach the highest levels of leadership and achieve social protection that we aspire to, and to be a true and safe house for all Jordanian workers of all segments and economic sectors.
DR. Hazim Rahahleh