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Top­ics of the Fed­er­al Of­fice of Ad­min­is­tra­tion

Since its es­tab­lish­ment, the Fed­er­al Of­fice of Ad­min­is­tra­tion has pro­vid­ed fast and prag­mat­ic sup­port for the Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment in many pol­i­cy ar­eas. The found­ing prin­ci­ple was to take over ad­min­is­tra­tive tasks of the fed­er­al min­istries, to cen­tral­ize them and per­form them more ef­fec­tive­ly. This idea has de­vel­oped in a very dy­nam­ic way over the years.

To­day the BVA car­ries out a va­ri­ety of over 150 dif­fer­ent tasks. As the cen­tral ser­vice provider of the Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment, the BVA sees it­self as a part­ner of au­thor­i­ties, as­so­ci­a­tions and cit-izens. The fol­low­ing pages give you a de­tailed view on the wide range of is­sues of the Fed­er­al Of­fice of Ad­min­is­tra­tion.


Ger­man schools abroad

Ac­tive cul­ture and ed­u­ca­tion pol­i­cy in about 90 coun­tries: Ger­man schools pro­vide chil­dren liv­ing abroad with ed­u­ca­tion and lan­guage skills and con­tribute to a pos­i­tive im­age of Ger­many.

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Mod­ern­iza­tion /

The BVA as­sists oth­er au­thor­i­ties and in­sti­tu­tions in ad­min­is­tra­tive mod­ern­iza­tion. As a neu­tral part­ner, it pro­vides in­di­vid­u­al ad­vice and tai­lor-made IT so­lu­tions.

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Ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing

Ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing are es­sen­tial for a suc­cess­ful ca­reer. How­ev­er, they can be ex­pen­sive. The BVA helps in­crease train­ing and
ed­u­ca­tion­al op­por­tu­ni­ties of all young peo­ple.

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Cit­i­zens / as­so­ci­a­tions

Mil­lions of peo­ple ben­e­fit from the work of the BVA. This di­rect sup­port for cit­i­zens and as­so­ci­a­tions ranges from short-term im­me­di­ate
as­sis­tance to mea­sures which are not lim­it­ed in time.

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Grant man­age­ment

From sports, cul­ture and ed­u­ca­tion to work in the area of fam­i­ly, wom­en and youth af­fairs: Grants are award­ed to sup­port not-for-prof­it projects which could not flour­ish with­out pub­lic fund­ing.

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IT Betrieb der BIT


The Fed­er­al Of­fice of Ad­min­is­tra­tion (BVA) pro­vides IT ser­vices in the form of IT sup­port and spe­cial­ist soft­ware.


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The BVA sup­ports the Fed­er­al Min­istry of Fi­nance in is­su­ing, de­sign­ing and com­mis­sion­ing the pro­duc­tion and dis­tri­bu­tion of eu­ro cir­cu­la­tion coins, eu­ro com­mem­o­ra­tive coins and col­lec­tor’s coins.

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In­ter­na­tion­al is­sues

In­ter­na­tion­al is­sues play an in­creas­ing role in pub­lic ad­min­is­tra­tion. With its ex­pe­ri­ence in the pro­vi­sion of ser­vices, the BVA sup­ports the fed­er­al min­istries in spe­cial­ized in­ter­na­tion­al tasks.

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Reg­u­la­to­ry tasks

The BVA as­sumes nu­mer­ous reg­u­la­to­ry tasks, in­clud­ing tasks con­cerned with the fed­er­al ea­gle and oth­er em­blems and copy­right ques­tions, on be­half of dif­fer­ent fed­er­al min­istries.

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Per­son­nel ser­vices

Per­son­nel ser­vices, in­clud­ing al­lowances, the cal­cu­la­tion of per­son­nel costs and trav­el man­age­ment, for ap­prox­i­mate­ly 90 au­thor­i­ties and in­sti­tu­tions are cen­tral­ized at the BVA.

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Pub­lic se­cu­ri­ty

Database ser­vice provider: The BVA sup­ports pub­lic bod­ies to pro­tect so­ci­ety, in­ter­nal bor­ders, and the Schen­gen area.

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The BVA is the com­pe­tent au­thor­i­ty with re­spect to nat­u­ral­iza­tion as a Ger­man na­tion­al and the es­tab­lish­ment of Ger­man cit­i­zen­ship for peo­ple liv­ing abroad.

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Many au­thor­i­ties let shared ser­vices cen­tres do their rou­tine work in or­der to save time and re­duce costs. The Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment sup­ports this out­sourc­ing.

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