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2016 Annual report Volume I No. 32 – More senior management members than provided for by law

The Federal Employment Agency deploys four members of senior management in some of its regional directorates even though law provides for only three management members. As a result, the Agency causes unnecessary personnel and material costs of about €600,000 a year.
Nov 15, 2016

The Federal Employment Agency has ten regional directorates in Germany. The law provides that senior management is composed of three members. In addition, he Agency deploys “authorised agents” in the four largest regional directorates to support senior management.

By deploying authorised agents, the Agency actually expanded senior management to four members. Tasks, responsibilities and remuneration do not differ from those of the other management members. This does not only violate the law but also causes costs for staff and goods of about €600,000 a year. The Agency intends to abolish the function of the authorised agents. However, it intends to replace them by “senior management staff” with the same remuneration level.

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