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Who are the officials in the central administration of the Czech Republic and what activities do they perform?

Published Online: 16 Jun 2017
Volume & Issue: Volume 11 (2017) - Issue 1 (June 2017)
Page range: 55 - 66
Received: 08 Oct 2015
Accepted: 01 Feb 2017
Journal Details
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1802-4866
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English
Abstract

The article examines the section of officials in the central administration who belong to the ministerial staff of the Czech Republic. It examines those persons engaged in the creation of analyses, strategies, and management activities. The study is based on original research conducted by the ministries of the Czech Republic in 2013 (N = 1351). The article seeks to discover what the make-up of this group is in terms of gender, age, and education levels at the chosen ministries, as well as to report on the types of experiences the group has had. The analysis shows that ministerial officials are in fact a gender-balanced group of employees, predominately university-educated. The overall median age of employees in all ministries is 42 years. On the other hand, there are certain inter-ministerial differences, as explained in detail in this paper. Based on results of the empirical research, conclusions have been drawn that may also serve as an inspiration for similar investigations in other countries of Central and Eastern Europe that address similar issues as found in the Czech Republic.

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