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Government moving jobs away from capital mostly on paper, daily writes

Altogether 13 state authorities are expected to move jobs away from Tallinn (image is illustrative).
Altogether 13 state authorities are expected to move jobs away from Tallinn (image is illustrative). Source: (Eesti Meedia/Scanpix)

In February 2017 the government announced it would move more than a thousand jobs away from the capital, and that almost all of the ministries would be affected by the step. Most of this change is currently taking place on paper only.

Though a few positions have indeed been moved away from Tallinn, and the government is expecting further plans to continue with the change to be available on Monday, none of the ministries have any analyses available on its effects.

On top of that, not all of the officials have actually taken up work at their new location and so far have moved only on paper, daily Päevaleht reported on Wednesday.

There are cases where e.g. an IT specialist whose job was officially relocated indeed no longer works in a Tallinn office. Instead, they are now working at their own home in Tallinn.

Some officials have worked away from the capital and are located elsewhere, but so far have been on the payroll of an institution in Tallinn. They are also moved on paper only, namely by changing their official place of work to a county administrative center closer to where they really are.

Päevaleht also pointed out that it was very difficult to get any kind of overview which jobs have been moved already, and which of the ones earmarked for this kind of change are still to be moved this year.

The government officially confirmed a list of jobs to be moved only on Dec. 5 last year.

Editor: Dario Cavegn

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