A multilayered organizational structure is needed for the efficient management of a large authority like the Federal Office of Administration with its multiple tasks.
The Federal Office of Administration is headed by the President and the two Deputy Presidents, to whom the directorate-generals report. Some of these directorate-generals consist of several directorates that are composed of different divisions.
On 1 July 2013, a variety of tasks was transferred to the BVA that had previously been assumed by the Federal Defence Administration, primarily including remuneration, the family allowance scheme and allowances for current civil servants of the Federal Ministry of Defence and of the Federal Defence Administration as well as for service persons.
The transfer of tasks from the Federal Ministry of Defence has not only brought about personnel changes at the BVA, but also changes in organizational matters.
Since its foundation in 1960, the BVA headquarters are located in Cologne. There are other offices and sites in Berlin, Bonn, Bramsche, Düsseldorf, Friedland, Hamm, Hanover, Kiel, Munich, Oldenburg, Strausberg, Stuttgart, Wiesbaden, and Zeuthen.