EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Vláda ČR (Government of the Czech Republic)

Vláda ČR (Government of the Czech Republic)

Geographic Location

Country: Czechia


Sector: Public administration and defence
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
84.1 - Administration of the State and the economic and social policy of the community
Number Employed: 150000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 29-11-2018
Planned Job Reductions min: 860
Planned Job Reductions max: 860
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2019

Additional Information

The Czech government has announced plans to eliminate about 860 positions at Ministries from January 2019; roughly one third of these positions are filled. The biggest cuts are expected in the Ministries of Education, Justice, Agriculture and Defence.

Within the framework of the ongoing systematisation of jobs, the government has agreed on the biggest reduction in public administration positions since the Civil Service Act was adopted in 2014. The Civil Service Act was introduced to stabilise the public administration and open it up to experts, while preventing political purges at ministries following general elections.

As of December 2018, the Czech government employs about 150,000 state officials.