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Expense behavior in the VBS is improving

behavior Approximately eight years after the first Indications of problematic Expenses in the VBS the Federal Council provides the required change of culture in the defense Department on course. The affair of the chief field doctor of the army might come slowly to an end.

The Federal Council has taken its last meeting the report of the national Council's control Committee (GPK), and on Friday his Position on this published. As summarised by the government with the GCC agreement.

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With the many up gleisten and for the most part already implemented, measures the VBS to come to the claim of sustainable change, the operating culture, writes the Federal Council. In particular, the new directives on expenses, occasions and gifts, the former Minister of defence, Guy Parmelin on September 2018, in the power module.

In a Supplement to the regulations on Expenses of the Federal administration, which is also for the VBS to be valid, the new rules of the instructions of the VBS, the responsibilities and their control. In Addition, it is defined in these instructions, the frame on occasions. "As a result of the transactions, the VBS has in this area in the greatest need of culture change", as stated in the Federal Council's opinion.

According to the Federal Council not to be reluctant to

The GPK came in their last autumn published a report "events around the upper field physician of the army" to the conclusion that the case had been worked up by the VBS sufficiently. She urged, however, that in respect of the expenses of a sustainable change in the corporate culture of "behavior".

The Federal Council shares this opinion. The GCC complained about "the slow implementation of some measures," he writes, "that the implementation of the measures was carried out with the utmost care, what has taken the necessary time". New processes needed time before they could be implemented.


dropped In the affair in order to upper field physician Andreas Stettbacher, it was about the cost of a Christmas dinner, as well as other expense invoices. The VBS filed a complaint for suspicion of criminal acts and was the Major General.

Later Parmelin ordered an administrative investigation, the Stettbacher relieved. The allegations were not confirmed or were time-barred, was the conclusion. The upper box, the doctor took in front of around one and a half years of his work. (fal/sda)

Created: 15.02.2019, 16:41 PM

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