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2018 report: update prepared to inform the 2019 budget deliberations about the trend in departmental budget No. 06 “Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community”

Sep 05, 2018


The Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community is responsible for tasks in the fields of domestic security and civil protection, and disaster relief. Further responsibilities cover immigration, integration and national minorities, social cohesion, equality of living conditions, promotion of high performance sport, official statistics, electoral law, aging of the population, civic education and matters of churches and religious communities. Also, the Ministry performs functions relating to the public service, e.g. drafting legislation concerning the civil service, public sector organisational management and acts as a central service provider for a large number of federal authorities and bodies, information technology and information security.

From 2018, the Ministry has also been entrusted with the following responsibilities

  • building, building management and federal buildings, urban development, housing, rural infrastructure and public building law, urban development as part of spatial development and aging of the population,
  • spatial development, spatial development plan for flood protection, European spatial development policy and territorial cohesion.

This resulted in a major budget increase for the ministry. Between 2017 and 2018, budget funds rose by 57 per cent. In FY 2017, the departmental expenditure budget totalled 9.1 billion euros. This was equivalent to 2.8 per cent of the federal budget’s total expenditure.

Key expenditure went into domestic security. In 2017, the Ministry spent 4.7 billion euros on domestic security which make up some 51 per cent of the total departmental expenditure budget. In FY 2017, another major expenditure item was the management of migration with 2.0 billion euros.

In the year 2017, the Ministry had revenues of 869.0 million euros. The aviation security fee accounts for the largest portion of these revenues. Table 1 below provides an overview of the revenues and major expenditures and of the staffing costs of departmental budget No. 06.

Table 1

 Table 1

a After adjustment (cf. budget account 2017, overview No. 4.9).

b Calculated on the basis of the original figures; any differences due to rounding.

c Chapter 0622 (Central Office for Information Technology in the Security Sector; from 2018), 0623 (Federal Office for Information Security), 0624 (Federal Criminal Police Office), 0625 (Federal Police), 0626 (Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution), 0628 (Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance), 0629 (Federal Agency for Technical Relief), 0602 title group 02 (public safety agencies) and 0610 title group 01 (public order support forces of the Federal States).

Costs incurred for the implementation of a nationwide public safety digital radio system.

Chapter 0633 (Federal Office for Migration and Refugees) and chapter 0603 title group 01 (integration and migration).

f   Including excess and extra-budgetary commitment authorisations.

actual staffing as of 1 June 2017.

h  For comparison: actual staffing on 1 June 2018: 61 763 established posts/positions.

  Up to and including financial year 2017, budgeted in departmental budget No. 16. Not included in the total amount of expenditure and revenues for 2017.

Source: Departmental budget No. 06. For the year 2017: budget account; for the year 2018: budget estimate; for the year 2019: draft budget estimate

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