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The cen­tral ser­vice agen­cy of the Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment

In 1960, the Fed­er­al Min­istry of the In­te­ri­or es­tab­lished the Fed­er­al Of­fice of Ad­min­is­tra­tion (BVA) as an in­de­pen­dent su­pe­ri­or fed­er­al au­thor­i­ty with head­quar­ters in Cologne.

"Will­ing to fol­low new paths" - this has been the BVA’s guid­ing mot­to since its foun­da­tion. In or­der to meet the chang­ing de­mands, the su­pe­ri­or fed­er­al au­thor­i­ty is con­tin­u­ous­ly de­vel­op­ing. To­day, the BVA is the cen­tral ser­vice provider of the Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment and per­forms more than 150 spe­cif­ic tasks. The num­ber of em­ploy­ees has in­creased to about 4,000 as a re­sult of the trans­fer of tasks from the Fed­er­al De­fence Ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Cit­i­zens can ben­e­fit di­rect­ly from the BVA's work. How­ev­er, the staff per­forms above all nu­mer­ous tasks for au­thor­i­ties and non-gov­ern­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tions, in­clud­ing the Of­fice of the Fed­er­al Pres­i­dent, the Fed­er­al Chan­cellery, and all Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment in­sti­tu­tions. The ad­van­tage for clients: They can con­cen­trate on their core tasks and are re­lieved of time-con­sum­ing and cost-in­ten­sive rou­tine work. By car­ry­ing out tasks cen­tral­ly, the BVA makes an im­por­tant con­tri­bu­tion to en­hanc­ing qual­i­ty and ef­fi­cien­cy in pub­lic ad­min­is­tra­tion.

The wide range of ser­vices in­cludes spe­cial­ized, cross-sec­tion­al and ad­min­is­tra­tive tasks. The BVA ad­vi­so­ry ser­vices help oth­er in­sti­tu­tions with mod­ern­iza­tion, giv­ing an im­pe­tus in the fields of strate­gic gov­er­nance, or­ga­ni­za­tion, per­son­nel, and in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy. In ad­di­tion, its spe­cial so­lu­tion port­fo­lio en­ables the BVA to pro­vide au­thor­i­ties with fast and prag­mat­ic sup­port at all times. With all these com­pe­tences, the BVA as­sumes a unique po­si­tion in pub­lic ad­min­is­tra­tion.

In 2016, the BVA man­aged bud­gets with rev­enues and ex­pen­di­tures amount­ing to ap­prox. 21,45 bil­lion eu­ros, in­clud­ing its own to­tal bud­get of about 241,4 mil­lion eu­ros.

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Factsheet: About the BVA