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
84.1 - Administration of the State and the economic and social policy of the community

860 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
29 November 2018
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2019
Foreseen end date


The Czech government has announced plans to eliminate about 860 positions at Ministries from January 2019; roughly one third of these positions are filled. The biggest cuts are expected in the Ministries of Education, Justice, Agriculture and Defence.

Within the framework of the ongoing systematisation of jobs, the government has agreed on the biggest reduction in public administration positions since the Civil Service Act was adopted in 2014. The Civil Service Act was introduced to stabilise the public administration and open it up to experts, while preventing political purges at ministries following general elections.

As of December 2018, the Czech government employs about 150,000 state officials.



Eurofound (2018), Vláda ČR (Government of the Czech Republic), Internal restructuring in Czechia, factsheet number 96033, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/96033.