The report concerns the first round of the relocation of government jobs and its preparation that started in June 2015.
The purpose of the study is to assess whether the departments have implemented the relocation of government jobs in an appropriate manner. The report answers the following questions:
- Did the basis for the decision to relocate government jobs include assessments of the financial and operational consequences of the relocation?
- Did the departments' implementation of the relocation have focus on sustaining a reasonable production in the process?
- What is the preliminary state of play of the relocation of government jobs relative to economy, office space and staff?
The departments have implemented the relocation of government jobs in an appropriate manner. At the same time, however, Rigsrevisionen notes that the relocation has had negative consequences for the institutions' production which has also affected citizens and businesses. Three of the four institutions in the study have struggled to achieve their output targets, despite the fact that these had been downgraded on account of the relocation.
Rigsrevisionen initiated the study in October 2017 at the request of the Danish Public Accounts Committee.
Read the 1st chapter of the report (PDF)