Three years after the official start of the rough regionalization of authorities and state institutions of the past decades, finance and home affairs minister dr. Markus soder in a press release highly satisfied with the implementation of the mabnahmen: "we are fully on course. We are creating future-oriented, qualified and secure jobs in the regions so that young people can stay in their home region. In all governmental districts, 37 agencies and state institutions with more than 650 employees have started their operations in the first three years. That's about 60 percent of the relocation projects." The minister also explained that the next stage has now been started. The structural concept brings "opportunities throughout the country" with around 540 jobs, impetus for central franconia and lower bavaria.
To get an impression of the progress of the relocation of the offices, an "open office day" is organized invited: on saturday, 3. On march 15, from 11 a.M. To 4 p.M., an action day will be held in lower franconia at the following new offices, which are part of the relocation of the offices: bayernlab, the regional IT center in bad neustadt.D. Saale (otto-hahn-strabe 18) and the state building department in ebern (marktplatz 30).
By the end of 2017, 37 government agencies and institutions with 483 employees and 170 students were reported to have started operations. That's already about 60 percent of the relocation projects. The gradual implementation hand in hand with the employees without compulsory transfers, but with a personnel framework concept, has also proven to be successful: the combination of transfer requests and new hires on site ensures a smooth set-up.
Many transfer wishes
So far, more than 350 transfer requests from the civil service have already been realized. Over 310 transfer requests are still pending. Interest from auben is also enormous – over 3,000 applications and expressions of interest have been received.
Soder: "we don't want any 'heave-ho' actions, but an organic relocation process. Therefore, the concept also provides for a time frame until 2025", the minister of finance reminds. The relocations will be implemented by the individual departments.
For a drafty on-site staffing structure, a solution was found for more than 95 percent of the temporary accommodations needed. For two-thirds of the relocation projects, the long-term accommodation has already been determined. The offices will be housed either in existing state-owned real estate, in on-site leases, in new buildings or in acquisition real estate. As it stands now, one out of every three agencies will be housed in state-owned buildings for the long term.
Staff expansion continues
Soder also gave an outlook for the coming years. In 2018, a further eleven offices with more than 90 employees and 260 students are expected to go into operation. In addition, staffing will continue to be built up at the sites established to date with 133 employees. By the end of 2018, a total of 48 authorities and state institutions with around 1150 employees are expected to have commenced operations. This means that 75 percent of the projects with more than one-third of the total relocation volume will be on site. Completion of all relocations is scheduled for 2025. Projects that can be implemented in the long term, such as the new construction of a correctional facility in marktredwitz, are to be completed predominantly in the second relocation period. In addition, the state wants to relieve the conurbations.
Implementation of the relocation of authorities in the administrative district of lower franconia is also reportedly proceeding very successfully. All in all, the concept of "regionalization of administration – relocation of authorities" looks very promising nine relocation projects involving 346 jobs are planned for the lower franconia region.
In 2016 and 2017, five relocation projects with 47 employees so far have already started operations: the house for health management, the state office for health and food safety, came to bad kissingen with 100 planned workplaces.
Bayernlab, a regional IT center with five workplaces, was established in bad neustadt an der saale, germany. In addition, the "bayern-cert" state office for security in information technology (15 jobs) settled.
Ebern is home to the bavarian state building department (100 jobs). In lohr am main, the tax office is being expanded (13 jobs).
This year, another office with an expected 16 employees will go into operation in gemunden am main: the technical cancer registry data and service office of the bavarian cancer registry will be located here with 16 employees. Further projects with rough tree removals are in the planning stage, including one in bad konigshofen i. Grave field. Here is currently still looking for a location for the accommodation of the processing office of the tax office nurnberg-sud with 30 jobs. A new building for the wurzburg state archive is to be constructed in kitzingen (17 jobs).