EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Public Service of the Czech Republic

Company/Organisation:
Public Service of the Czech Republic

Geographic Location

Country: Czechia

Company

Sector: Public administration and defence
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
84 - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
Number Employed: 433000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 04-10-2011
Planned Job Reductions min: 8000
Planned Job Reductions max: 8000
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2012
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2012

Additional Information

The Czech government intends to cut 8,000 jobs in 2012 across all ministries, departments, government organizations and state institutions in order to save public spending. Currently, the state employs overall 433,000 civil servants. Ministry of Justice is the only department where no jobs cut will occur, on the contrary about 545 new jobs are to be created (Prison Service needs 345 officers and 200 civil workers). The purpose of the restructuring is to bring more effective public service delivery and performance. Average monthly wage of civil servant is to be CZK 23 833 (EUR 973).