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Human Resources

The Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs manages personnel matters and affairs of  state employees, as provided for by law and a presidential decree on Government Offices. This includes wages, terms of employment and pensions, rights and obligations. The Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs also concludes collective bargaining agreements with state employees as laid down in the Act on Collective Wage Agreements of Public Servants. 

 Within the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs the Personnel policy department and the Office of governance are responsible for the state's human resources policy.

The Personnel policy department heads the state's collective agreement negotiotions together with the state's negotiating committee. The Personnel policy department also provides state institutions with advice and direction in interpreting and implementing collective agreements, and on the principles of labour law. The Personnel policy department, in collaboration with the Financial Management Agency, also prepares statistics on the state's human resources.

The heads of state institutions are responsible for human resources matters within their institution. Generally their decisions regarding employees are final and cannot be referred to the respective ministry nor to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs. Public sector unions assist their members who are state employees in interpreting collective agreements.

Payroll work and communications with unions in collaboration committees, for instance, for ranking of positions, is the responsibility of the Financial Management Agency, insofar as this is not handled by the institutions themselves.  


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