Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Government Office reports that it has reduced staff

The number of Government Office employees has fallen considerably since the beginning of the current government’s term, office head Viktor Nižňanský said at a press conference, as reported by the TASR newswire.

The number of Government Office employees has fallen considerably since the beginning of the current government’s term, office head Viktor Nižňanský said at a press conference, as reported by the TASR newswire.

"The current number of Government Office employees is 502, which is 120 fewer than when we came," said Nižňanský as quoted by TASR.

Nižňanský pointed out that the office has many side tasks, including the Danube Strategy and management of various funds, on which half of the employees have been working. The staff reduction is one of many measures aimed at saving money, he said.

"We've cancelled or changed contracts that were disadvantageous for the state, we've changed the system of remuneration, restricted inefficient financial management ... changed the method of public procurement and saved four projects within the Norwegian financial mechanism," he stated, adding that five other projects could not be rescued because they were so badly prepared.

Nižňanský also spoke about the anti-corruption phone line set up by the Government Office. More than 300 calls have been received so far, only 25 of which were anonymous. The number of cases of suspected reported to the hotline has reached 80, he said.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Crematorium in Bratislava is an architectural revelation Photo

Those who have experienced farewells in other crematoria know what makes it special. Now the best work by the architect Ferdinand Milučký is getting a monograph

Crematorium in Bratislava by architect Ferdinand Milučký

What kind of expectations do some Slovaks have for world leaders?

Among EU member states, opinions of the United States declined in all but two — Poland (which makes some sense) and Slovakia (which does not).

Donald Trump

Crates and boxes. Slovaks discover new ways of grocery shopping

Farmer’s boxes are gaining customers in Slovakia as people slowly become more conscious about quality and the origin of the food they eat.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 19 and January 28, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Scandi 4