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Source: DGB – Bundesvorstand19.10.2020Personal report 2020 “Achieved a maximum with few staff” DGB presents personnel report 2020 for the public service On September 18, the Federal Statistical Office published current figures on public service employees. The DGB Personal Report 2020, which has now been published, has prepared and assessed these. Result: Even an increase in the workforce of 82,000 compared to the previous year does not yet mean a fundamental trend reversal. So the staffing in the public service remains a construction site.

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As of June 30, 2019, just under 4.9 million people were employed in the public sector. That is around 30 percent less than in 1991. Over 57 percent of the employees were female, in absolute numbers that is 2.8 million women. And: Almost 35 percent of employees work as civil servants or judges and almost 62 percent as employees in the public service. In addition, the number of fixed-term employment contracts remains high among collective bargaining employees, the fixed-term quota was 14.8 percent. In summary, this means that the development of recent years has continued. The number of employees increased again compared to the previous year, by a total of around 82,000. However, it is worth taking a differentiated look. Because this plus was mainly concentrated in three areas: universities (plus 17,865), police (plus 6,890) and municipal day-care centers (plus 12,365). 45 percent of the increase in staff took place in these three areas of responsibility.

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Corona stress test How should this employment development be assessed against the background of the corona pandemic? The report answers this question not only with numbers and diagrams. In the “On-site inquiries” section, those who feel the effects of staffing on everyday work also have their say. In the current report, on the one hand, this is Holger Nickel. He works as a software developer for the Hessian Center for Data Processing (HZD), where he has been chairman of the staff council since May. Without the work of the IT specialists, the Hessian state administration would not have been able to work in lockdown, he is sure. “During the first Corona phase, it was ensured from here that 40,000 employees in the country can work mobile. You can’t credit our colleagues high enough for what has been achieved there, ”he explains in an interview. Corona is also a stress test for the health authorities. The fact that the pandemic in Germany has so far been mild in comparison is not least thanks to their employees. Christine Scherzinger, herself a medical officer and chairwoman of the main staff council at the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Social Affairs, agrees. The starting position was bad, in many places staff had been cut over the years. And then Corona came. “A maximum was achieved with few staff,” she explains in an interview. The absolute unity in her health department in Baden-Baden was particularly impressed on her: “Everyone went along with us. I was really impressed that the colleagues achieved such a performance within a very short period of time – from the standstill -. Over months. That has to be done! On the one hand, the corona pandemic confirms the relevance of a stable public infrastructure for our society. At the same time, it reveals the holey staff cover in many places. There is a need for personnel in many areas of practice. And it is extremely difficult to find well-qualified young professionals. The staffing remains a major construction site. “The model of the lean state has become embarrassed in this crisis. The accumulated overtime and countless hours of overtime in the last few months are evidence of this, ”DGB Vice Elke Hannack then comments on the current report. And demands: “What must now follow is the readjustment of state tasks, and staffing must be an issue in particular.” The public service must finally live up to its role model role again. The to-do list is long: For example, you need mandatory and forward-looking personnel requirements planning. The scandalous fixed-term practice must be ended and when older colleagues retire, the loss of knowledge must be limited through overlapping vacancies and structured handover procedures. The fact is that there is increasing competition for qualified employees. And these can only be kept or won if they are offered good work!

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DGB Personalreport 2020Employment development in the public serviceFrom the content: Task areas by genderIn the machine room of the digital administrationLong-term changes in the workforceThe public service in comparison to EuropeWork in the health departmentPreparing employment in the public serviceAge structure of employeesNumbers on trainingClaims and statements of the trade unionsZUM DOWNLOAD

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