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Government as employer

The Personnel and Governance Policy Department of the Ministry of Finance acts as the Office for the Government as Employer (VTML). The Office for the Government as Employer represents the Government as an employer in the centralised collective agreement negotiations for the whole labour market as well as their preparation, makes the collective agreements for public servants and other employees on the central government level, and supports and steers the activities of agencies regarding agreements as well as other activities as employer. The Office for the Government as Employer prepares the state's personnel management policy definitions on a strategic level and ensures that they are implemented.

The activities of the Government as an employer include preparing legislation related to state personnel, estimating the personnel costs in the Budget and developing the information management in personnel management and the activities as an employer. The employer field covers the agencies within the Budget, which employ approximately 78,000 people.

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