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.
Collective Bargaining »
The Ministry of Finance/Office for the Government as Employer (VTML) is one of the central labour market organisations on the national level.
Terms and conditions of employment relationship, personnel management documents »
The legal status of civil servants is laid down in the State Civil Servants Act and the related decree.
Civil service law »
The legal status of state civil servants is stipulated in the State Civil Servants Act and the Decree on State Civil Servants.
Being a manager in the central government »
The management of the central government must be both sufficiently uniform as well as diverse in many aspects.
Support for personnel management »
Personnel management creates the preconditions for the performance, efficiency and ability to provide services of the government's operational units.
State personnel as statistics »
The Office for the Government as Employer compiles and publishes statistics on central government personnel and its structure and conditions of employment.
Public administration as a success factor »
Finland's objective is that its public administration will continue to be a shining example of the reforming Nordic model in which a well-functioning and cost-effective administration is a national success factor.