Personnel information

The government personnel data is based on the information contained by the employer’s personnel data system Tahti. This is a statistical register for the employer, which adheres to the relevant ethical principles and does not report personal details. For this reason, the report does not display values smaller than three. The figures are updated on a monthly basis. In the report below, you can, within the scope of the central government’s on-budget finances, view personnel numbers, person years, age and gender distribution of personnel, and information on whether or not certain persons are employed for a fixed term or permanently and full-time or part-time for the entire central government or choose the desired administrative branch, accounting unit, performance-managed agency or employer agency.

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  • Government personnel report

    By assignment of the Ministry of Finance, the State Treasury annually prepares a government personnel report, which provides more detailed information on the status of the personnel covered by the central government’s on-budget finances.


    Once it is complete, the report is always published on the State Treasury website on the page ‘Publications on public administration services’. Unfortunately, mostly only in Finnish.

    Link to the pages of the State Treasury publication series

  • Collective agreement documents

    Collective agreement (VES/TES) documents are detailing collective agreements, decisions and relevant appendices specific to an administrative branch, agency or institution. The negotiating authorities (ministries and agencies) for the administrative branches publish the collective agreement documents on their websites.

    On 1 October 2018, the employer’s personnel information system Tahti was moved to the Finnish Government Shared Services Centre for Finance and HR (Palkeet), which can provide instructions regarding entries to collective agreements and how to deliver the agreements to Palkeet.
    Palkeet’s instructions for entering identifying information in collective agreement documents and publishing the documents.

    The report below contains a collection of links to the collective agreement document pages of the negotiating authorities of the respective administrative branches.

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    If a link to a document page is not available, you can enquire about the documents from the negotiating authority in question. The State Treasury cannot be held liable for the accuracy of the information on the document pages or the direct or indirect damage caused by using this information.
    Documents may not be published without the consent of the relevant negotiating authority.

    The Ministry of Finance maintains effective central-level collective agreements, ministry instructions, regulations and guidelines, and other key personnel administration documents on its website.Central-level collective agreements on the Ministry of Finance website

  • Government personnel in statistics

    Government personnel as part of the workforce

    Information on the number and development of central government personnel is provided starting from 1970 in relation to the entire workforce, salaried employees and workers in other sectors in the corresponding period. The details indicate the development of the central government’s on-budget finances, the employee numbers of state enterprises, and the agencies that have been made into state enterprises or corporations.

    Unfortunately, all the files listed are only available in Finnish.

    Tables on personnel in the entire government sector

    Employed labour and salaried employees in 1970–2018 (Excel file)

    Government sector personnel by type of service relationship in 1989–2018 (Excel file)

    Tables on personnel covered by the on-budget finances

    Personnel under on-budget finances by type of service relationship for 1965–2018 (Excel file)

    Number and distribution of personnel under employment contract covered by the on-budget finances by working hour arrangement in 1975–2018 (Excel file)

    Personnel under on-budget finances by administrative branch in 1975–2018 (Excel file)

    Personnel under on-budget finances at ministries in 1987–2018 (Excel file)

    Income and labour costs

    A pay statistics guide (Palkkatilasto-opas), which was published to support the use of statistics on earnings and labour costs, is available at the link below. The pay statistics guide is a guidebook on various pay statistics, which was compiled by the Office for the Government as Employer, Negotiation Organisation for Public Sector Professionals JUKO, Confederation of State Employees’ Unions and the Trade Union for the Public and Welfare Sectors JHL. The guide aims to be a concise and straightforward representation of pay statistics. It covers all the necessary concepts and definitions used in the collection of pay statistics and in labour market and negotiation activities. The aim has been to present the concepts in such a way that the statistical data can be easily utilised without in-depth knowledge about statistics.

    Palkkatilasto-opas (PDF)

    Income level is examined based on a variety of classifications. These include service relationship, form of employment, age, education and income bracket. The income level is indicated based on earnings concepts. The content of the earnings concepts is described in the pay statistics guide.

    Income and income development in 2012–2018 (Excel file)

    The central government’s labour costs are described by item and in proportion to pay for completed working hours and salary/wage amounts, for example. The information indicates the share of non-wage labour costs in pay for completed working hours. The development of salary/wage amounts and labour costs for personnel under the central government’s on-budget finances are presented starting from 1970. The salaries and labour costs are proportioned to government expenditures and the gross domestic product, for example. The salary amount is also proportioned to the salary amount for the entire national economy.

    Labour costs (Excel file)

    Projection on retirement and other personnel loss

    The report presents a table and diagram of the annual numbers of personnel retiring due to old age or other reasons and leaving to work for another employer. As regards retirement due to old age, the projection is based on Keva calculations, which, in turn, are based on the normal personalised retirement ages for employees. The figures do not account for any possible advancements or postponements of retirement. Information on other types of retirement (incl. disability pension) and resignations to work for another organisation are derived directly from the previous year’s figure, which means that the year-on-year percentages can vary significantly

    Central government’s personnel loss in 2019–2028 (Excel file)

The Finnish Government Shared Services Centre for Finance and HR Palkeet is responsible for all details in the ‘Personnel information’ section, with the exception of the central government’s personnel report.

Contact information:
Reporting/Tahti service