Online Seminar “Sharing Session on OJK’s Duties and Public Relations”

This Online Seminar was held by the Unsoed FEB Office Laboratory on Tuesday, August 25, 2020. The event starts at 09.00 WIB to 12.00 WIB via Zoom and live streaming on Youtube. This seminar raised the theme “Sharing Session on the Implementation of OJK’s Duties and Relationships to the Public”. This event was moderated by Riezky Nur Fazriecha and began with a speech from the Coordinator of the Office Administration Diploma III Study Program by Dr. Arintoko, SE, M.Sc .. The event was also attended by the Head of the Office Laboratory, namely Lina Rifda Naufalin, S.Pd., M.Pd., Deputy Dean for General Affairs and BMN, Faculty of Economics and Business Unsoed, Christina Tri Setyorini, M. Si., Ak., Ph.D., And several other Unsoed FEB lecturers.

In his remarks, the Deputy Dean for General Affairs and BMN of the Faculty of Economics and Business said that the theme selection in this online seminar was very suitable because it could educate students and other seminar participants more deeply about the Financial Services Authority (OJK) who wanted to understand the role of OJK as a state institution supervise and regulate all activities related to the financial sector in which the financial sector is very broad in scope, such as those around us, namely banking, pension funds, insurance, financing, and so on. At this time, the term financing is very popular among the public or what we often hear is also another term, namely “Fintech” or Financial Technology. This fintech is a source of financing for the public that can be done online and can be accessed via the internet / website and with the emergence of this online financing source, it does not escape the problems of its emergence.

The material for this event is Suwariyanti, who currently serves as the Staff of Education and Consumer Protection of the Financial Services Authority (OJK) Purwokerto Branch. The first material presented was about the introduction of the OJK itself. OJK is an independent institution in which the OJK itself has the function, task and authority of regulating, supervising, examining and investigating. This OJK was formed based on the mandate of Law of the Republic of Indonesia No. 23 of 1999 Article 34, in which the OJK was formed to overcome various problems that exist in the financial sector and supervise the entire development of the financial system. In carrying out its duties and functions, OJK collaborates with other government agencies such as Bank Indonesia and the Deposit Insurance Corporation. The results of OJK’s work will be accountable to the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia. The Financial Services Sector which is regulated and supervised by OJK includes banking, capital market and the non-bank financial industry (IKBN). Banking financial services sector includes commercial banks, rural banks and sharia banks. Meanwhile, the IKBN financial services sector includes insurance, financial institutions, pension funds, pawnshops, BPJS, and LKM.

Apart from being a state institution that supervises and regulates all activities related to the financial services sector, OJK also carries out communication activities to the public to support and sharpen the supervision side of the financial services sector that it supervises. There are several scopes of public relations activities or OJK communication to the public, namely (1) Dissemination and dissemination of OJK policies, programs, or activities; (2) public information services; (3) Explanation / clarification of issues or issues currently circulating in the financial world; and (4) Mediation and institutional relations both with regional governments and with the general public. There are 3 types of institutional relationships that have been formed to date, namely the Regional Financial Access Acceleration Team (TPAKD), the Financial Services Communication Forum (FKJK), and the Investment Alert SATGAS.