EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

administration of the government

administration of the government

Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Location of affected unit(s): All Poland


Sector: Public administration and defence
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
84 - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
Number Employed: 107000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 02-06-2006
Planned Job Reductions min: 10000
Planned Job Reductions max: 10000
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 15-06-2006
Foreseen End Date: 31-01-2007

Additional Information

Zyta Gilowska, the Deputy Prime Minister also holding the finance portfolio, has ordered the cutting of remunerations in the public administration by 10%. The government’s spokesman has also announced the reduction of the public administration workforce by 10%, which means a cut by about 10,000 people (in late 2005, the Polish administration employed 107,000 people). These redundancies are part of a restructuring effort geared at reducing the operating costs of the national administration; they will be completed by January 2007.