Government as employer
The Ministry of Finance is responsible for public governance development and human resources management at central government level. At the close of 2019, the ministries, agencies and other bodies covered by the Budget employed a total of about 75,000 people.
The Ministry’s Public Governance Department is responsible for developing public governance systems and practices within central government. The Department provides support for government agencies in management development and in personnel development, and it drafts legislation concerning public officials in central government and concerning their terms of employment. It also promotes the competitiveness of central government as an employer. In addition, the Department prepares matters related to the real estate assets of central government and concerning the management of government procurement.
The Office for the Government as Employer represents the Government as an employer in collective agreement negotiations, covering the entire labour market, as well as in the preparatory work for such negotiations. It concludes central-level collective agreements in central government and supports and directs agencies in their capacity as employers and in regard to agreements. It also represents the interests of the Government as an employer.
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.
General collective agreements for government »
Provisions on the legal status of public officials are laid down in the Public Servants Act and Decree and, with respect to employees, in the Employment Contracts Act.
Terms and conditions of employment relationships »
The legal status of civil servants is laid down in the State Civil Servants Act and the related decree, and the legal status of personnel on an ordinary employment contract is covered by the Employment Contracts Act.
Guidelines and regulations »
The current personnel management guidelines
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.
Values and civil service ethics »
One objective of central government personnel policy is to reinforce and draw on the government’s shared underlying values and uniform operating culture
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.