Comparison of costs with car drivers in a federal university: public servants vs outsourced professionals

Abstract This research aimed to verify if outsourcing driving services is economically advantageous over the maintenance of car drivers in the condition of federal public servants. The analysis comprised a period of 5 years, from 2013 to 2017, with the two types of employment contracts (public servant and outsourced car driver), at the Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM). The case study was based on bibliographical and documentary research to compile the necessary data for the comparison. The results showed that outsourcing involves a reduction of annual costs and that the high costs related to car drivers that are public servants results from the benefits included in the servants’ remuneration package, according to Law 8112 (1990). The decision for outsource certain services, however, must also take into consideration the replacement of labor, quality of service, and pensions.