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: 280000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 03-12-2010
Planned Job Reductions min: 28000
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-02-2011
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2011

Additional Information

On 3 December 2010, the Polish parliament enacted the Act on rationalization of employment in the public administration for 2011-2013. According to the Act, which came into force on 1 of January 2011, the civil workforce will be cut by 28,000 positions or 10% of total workforce of central administrations. Around 1,000 people will have to leave ministries and another 6,000 job cuts are foreseen in the tax office. The police, border guards and fire-fighters are exempt from the Act. The dismissals are part of a restructuring plan aiming at reduction of the operating costs of the national administration. According to the Polish government the cuts will help to safe 1bn Zloty (over EUR 256 million) in 2013 and another 1.8bn Zloty (EUR 462 million) in 2014.