Unrealistic budgets and poor management: Oslo Welfare Service criticized in new report

Oslo City Hall - Fridtjof Nansen SquarePhoto: Cornelius Poppe / NTB

The Welfare Service in Oslo has gotten a lot of criticism in a new report from Deloitte, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reports. Broken laws, unrealistic budgets, and poor management are among the points worthy of criticism highlighted in the report. The report warns states that these problems in the agency lead to violations of the Working Environment Act.

This is not the first criticism aimed at the agency – in the autumn of 2019, NRK revealed extensive violations of the Working Environment Act in Oslo Municipality over several years. 

The Welfare Service works with measures for drug addicts, housing for groups with particular needs, and measures to create a safe environment in central Oslo.

Guri Bergo, director of the Welfare Agency, commissioned the review. She admits that action must be taken and promises an improvement within a couple of years.

“The biggest challenge will be changing. We must stop working the way we have done and find new ways of doing things. And that is always uncomfortable,” Berg told the channel.

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