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Federal Civil Service

It is the Federal Ministries — their headquarters as well as their subordinate institutions — which are responsible for carrying out the administrative tasks of the Federation (or Bund, as it is called in Austria. Only 8.6 % of Federal civil servants work in the Federal Ministries themselves, while 90.6 % work in their numerous subordinate institutions, such as schools, courts, tax offices and police stations.

Finally, 0.8 % of all Federal civil servants work for the Federal President's Office, the Parliamentary Administration, the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Administrative Court, the Ombudsman Board and the Court of Audit, which are collec­tively known as the “supreme institutions” of the Republic.

In addition to these, more than 5,900 civil servants (FTE) still work for agencies and other institutions that no longer form part of the Federal Civil Service, e. g. Statistics Austria, the Austrian Federal Museums, the Public Employment Service, public universities and the Probation Service; another 11,700 or so work in the successor companies of the Austrian Post Office.

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