Around 2,000 more NAV employees ten years after reform

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Ten years after the NAV reform which should have created a more efficient agency, the number of employees in NAV increased by more than 2,000, according to newspaper Aftenposten.

Increased efficiency was one of three goals with the great reform ten years ago, writes Aftenposten and points to the text of the reform proposal by the Government:

“The government’s proposed organizational reform will give considerable administrative efficiency gains in the longer term.” This includes office structure, scale, management and administration, utilization and less duplication. An overview the newspaper received from NAV shows that today there are 13,620 FTE in total, 1,522 more than before the merger. In addition, around 600 employees moved to Helfo in connection with tasks that were transferred there.

It provides a blueprint for 2122 more employees, according to the newspaper, while the agency itself operates with just over 1,500. However, there is not necessarily any contradiction between increased efficiency and more employees, explains finance and management director Geir Axelsen.

– Although we have more staff, both the number of users and task amount increased more than the number of FTEs. Our employees do more, for multiple users, now. That means we work more efficiently than before.


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