Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
84 - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

3,500 - 6,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
30 August 2010
Employment effect (start)
15 July 2010
Foreseen end date
15 July 2011


On 30 August 2010, the Czech government announced that it intends to cut 6-10% of the public service jobs (i.e. between 3,500 and 5,600 out of a total 70,000 jobs, across all ministries, departments and government organizations) in order to save public spending. The first job cuts are set to occur within several weeks, although some job cuts began at the Ministry of Education in August 2010. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to cut at least 250 jobs (i.e. one tenth of the personnel).The Czech Prime Minister has also emphasised the need for well paid managerial civil servants to be subjected to job cuts.

On 15 July 2011, the newspaper reported that at least 6,000 jobs have been cut across all ministries in the frame of Public Service of the Czech Republic over the last year.

The purpose of the restructuring is to bring more effective public service delivery and performance.



  • 15 July 2011: Hospodárske noviny
  • 30 August 2010: MF Dnes
  • 31 August 2010: Hospodárske noviny


Eurofound (2010), Public Service of the Czech Republic, Internal restructuring in Czechia, factsheet number 70854, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/70854.