Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Administration Of The State And The Economic And Social Policy Of The Community
84.11 - General public administration activities

330 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
27 January 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2017


The State Revenue Service (SRS) of Latvia has announced 330 job cuts for 2017. The job cuts are part of an internal restructuring, which began in May 2016. In 2016, 220 jobs were cut and in January 2017, the director-general of the SRS, Ilze Cīrule, announced that 330 further job cuts are planned for 2017. In total, this means that the staff of the SRS will decrease by 550 employees, which amounts to approximately 15% of the staff. The goal of the restructuring is to make the operations of the institution more effective. 

The job cuts are in line with the long term reform agenda initiated by the Government of Latvia. The restructuring was initiated under the former director-general of the SRS, Ināra Pētersone, who resigned in May 2016. In November 2016, the Government appointed former insurance executive Ilze Cīrule as the new director-general of the SRS.


  • 27 January 2017: www.lsm.lv
  • 27 January 2017: www.lsm.lv
  • 8 November 2016: www.lsm.lv


Eurofound (2017), State Revenue Service, Internal restructuring in Latvia, factsheet number 90144, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/90144.