Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Compulsory Social Security Activities
84.3 - Compulsory social security activities

700 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
30 July 2014
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2014
Foreseen end date
31 December 2017


The national body in charge of collecting social security contributions (ACOSS) has agreed with the State to reduce its workforce by about 700 positions by 2017 through non-replacement of retirees. ACOSS will replace 50% of the 1400 departures through retirement by 2017. This means that it will recruit 700 employees within this period and will not replace 700 other departing employees. For the government the job cuts are part of a plan to reduce social security expenses by about 1.2 billion euro by 2017. Job cuts through non-replacement of retiring staff have also been agreed in the National health insurance system (Caisse nationale d'assurance maladie)  and are expected in the National pension system (Caisse nationale d'assurance vieillesse).


  • 30 July 2014: Les Echos


Eurofound (2014), Agence Centrale Organismes Sécurité sociale (ACOSS), Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 77428, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77428.