The Commission for the Reform of Public Administrations (CORA) was created by Council of Ministers Agreement dated 26 October 2012 and was assigned to the Ministry of Finance and Public Administrations through the Secretary of State of Public Administrations. Its president is the Deputy Secretary of the Presidency and its vice-president is the Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Public Administrations.
This Commission for the Reform of Public Administrations was structured in four Subcommittees.
As a result of its work, CORA prepared a report submitted to the Council of Ministers by the Vice-President of the Government, the Minister of the Presidency and the Minister of Finance and Public Administrations on 21 June 2013, which included a wide range of measures aimed at improving, simplifying and optimising the functioning of the Public Administrations. The total number of measures or proposals for reform reached 218. Of those, 138 affect the State and Autonomous Communities and 80 affect solely the General State Administration.
Lastly, the Royal Decree 479/2013, of 21 June, created OPERA (Office for the Execution of Administrative Reform), in order to ensure the execution of the measures included in the report of the Commission for the Reform of Public Administrations, undertake monitoring, development, coordination and permanent evaluation, as well as to formulate new proposals.