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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
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