The Ministry of the Environment is planning on moving all 25 jobs of the Private Forest Centre (PFC) out of Tallinn by the end of next year in the framework of the government's public institution relocation plan.
Jobs in other institutions of the ministry's area of government will also be relocated gradually.
"We have assessed job relocation opportunities in the institutions of our area of government," a ministry spokesperson told BNS on Monday. "An important factor is that approximately a half of the jobs in the ministry's domain are currently already outside Tallinn."
The ministry plans on moving 90 jobs out of Tallinn. According to preliminary plans, the 25 PFC jobs will be relocated by the end of 2018 and by March 2019, another 65 jobs will have been moved out of the capital city.
"Moved out of Tallinn will be jobs in which remote working is possible or whose specifics do not require for them to be located in the capital city," the spokesperson explained, adding that the success of the project would depend on well-functioning communication and information systems as well as organizational flexibility.
In addition to the relocation of the entire PFC, 19 jobs will be relocated from the Environmental Inspectorate, 16 from the Environmental Board, 12 from the Environment Agency, 11 from the Land Board, four from the ministry's IT center as well as three from the ministry itself.
The government agreed at Thursday's Cabinet meeting when discussing the plan to move public institutions out of Tallinn that every ministry would submit a more detailed action plan in May. The relocation plan affects approximately 1,000 employees of 40 state institutions and foundations.
Editor: Aili Vahtla