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

8,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 October 2011
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2012
Foreseen end date
31 December 2012


The Czech government intends to cut 8,000 jobs in 2012 across all ministries, departments, government organizations and state institutions in order to save public spending. Currently, the state employs overall 433,000 civil servants. Ministry of Justice is the only department where no jobs cut will occur, on the contrary about 545 new jobs are to be created (Prison Service needs 345 officers and 200 civil workers). The purpose of the restructuring is to bring more effective public service delivery and performance. Average monthly wage of civil servant is to be CZK 23 833 (EUR 973).


  • 4 October 2011: Hospod├írske noviny


Eurofound (2011), Public Service of the Czech Republic, Internal restructuring in Czechia, factsheet number 72458, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72458.