CAREER PUBLIC SERVANTS

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BEAMTE
CAREER PUBLIC SERVANTS

According to constitutional law, the special category of employees known as "Beamte", i.e. career public servants, are individuals who are appointed ( appointment of career public servants ) by the state (the Federal Government or the authorities of the individual Länder), a municipality or other legal persons under public law, by being given a letter of appointment containing the words "appointed to the career public service relationship ". They have the benefit of a special, state-administered duty of care on the part of their public sector employer , in respect of whom they, in turn, are subject to a special duty of loyalty . Appointment to the career public service relationship is permissible only in order to take on sovereign functions of public administration or functions which, for reasons of national security or particular importance for public life, cannot be entrusted exclusively to individuals who are employed in an employment relationship under private law.


Please note: the European industrial relations glossaries were compiled between 1991 and 2003 and are not updated. For current material see the European industrial relations dictionary.