Bureaucracy costs an hour a day

Public sector employees use an hour of each day on bureaucratic tasks such as documenting their work, according to the union FTF.

A poll of the union’s members, who mainly work in the public sector, shows that half use between one and two hours on bureaucratic tasks.

Fifteen percent said they used more than two hours, and all of the bureaucracy amounts to a combined total of 60 million hours annually.

The results come ahead of publication of a report by Produktivietetskommissionen, a government-seated panel charged with looking at ways to improve productivity, containing recommendations for eliminating public sector paperwork. 


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