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300'000 Swiss francs for a Attaché

defence attaché in Paris or in Washington: these are the dream items for those that want to make in the foreign military diplomatic service. The Department of f

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300'000 Swiss francs for a Attaché

defence attaché in Paris or in Washington: these are the dream items for those that want to make in the foreign military diplomatic service. The Department of foreign Affairs (FDFA) assigned to perform the attaches then your service, usually for four years. The training lasts for six months. Who is sent on a 18 Swiss Outpost, earns good money. The Swiss military attachés from belong to the 29. Wage class, of 38, there are in the Federal administration. This means a monthly wage of almost 15'000 Swiss francs. Corps commander Daniel Baumgartner earned so far, significantly more. He belongs to as a training-in-chief of the Swiss army to the wage class of 36 and it gets about 300'000 Swiss francs in the year.

criticism of the administration

Baumgartner retired from his Post as education chief, after he had played in the expenses affair in the Swiss army, a load-bearing role. He felt the arms top not worn. As a result, he asked his councillor, and Viola Amherd (CVP) to transfer to Washington. Last week, the Federal Council followed this request. Discussions on the change of personnel did not exist in the government, want sources know. The findings also suggest that it had particularly hailed in the EDA and in the defense Department (VBS) criticism. Because of the new Salary for the three-star General, that's the equivalent of the old. The DDPS General Secretariat've been looking for in a result in vain for a solution to the problem.

Attachés and their tasks, there is always political discussions.

This is the fact that the corps commander Baumgartner for a defence attaché earns too much. Because of his previous wage of 300'000 Swiss francs, the corps may keep the commander. Baumgartner is set back in the pay table of the Federal government by seven positions. However, this corresponds to a pure formality. Because in the purse of the corps commander, the downgrade has no impact. The VBS confirms on request: "Having regard to article 52, paragraph 1bis of the Federal personnel Ordinance gives the Federal Council the corps commander Baumgartner, an acquis of four years on his salary."

In this regulation, article it means, in the case of an involuntary transfer to a financially lower-rated function of the wage class had to be adjusted in the contract of employment. And further: "The wage remains unchanged."

Old mates

Among employees in the FDFA and the DDPS is currently being discussed behind the Scenes is a question fiercely. What is the impact of the Spitzensalär Daniel Baumgartner to the employment relationship to the head of mission in Washington? Jacques Pitteloud, a former military sits soon on the message post. Pitteloud will earn as a direct supervisor Baumgartner's around 50'000 Swiss francs in the year is less than his subordinate. The two have known each other for years and shared activities for the office of naval intelligence (ONI). The relationship among the two was strained at times, as it is called. Baumgartner was with the procedure Pittelouds sometimes do not agree.

military attachés from and their tasks are always the subject of political discussions. In particular, the Posts in Paris and Washington, the state government transferred the officers from time to time high career, let your career end. According to the points of the VBS, which attaches to build-up described, among other things, a "crisis-resistant network", for the Switzerland's security policy "important information" and "on the ground, the military interests of Switzerland an early stage".

the servants of three men

military attachés from make your days of work largely independently and provide regular management reports in Switzerland. The leadership of the attaches is, therefore, challenging because you provide three different services under the authority of: the Department of foreign Affairs as a sub-set of the heads of Mission, the chief of staff of the army, when it comes to employment and resources issues, as well as the Federal intelligence service, the attaché reports on a regular basis.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 14.04.2019, 22:28 PM

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