On May 1st, the service began for over 1,000 additional extraordinary civil servants. Facilities had registered an additional need of around 1,000 men for May. Since enough volunteers have registered, this need could be met without carrying out additional extensions.
At the end of May, the number of infections showed a constant development and the facilities no longer reported any additional requirements. The existing around 4,500 civilian servants remained in service, and the last 755 extraordinary volunteer civil servants will end their work on July 31, the ministry reported.
From the beginning of April to the end of July, a total of around 4,500 extraordinary civil servants were deployed. Of these, around 1,500 regular civil servants, whose service was extended, and around 3,000 volunteers. 65 percent of the extraordinary community service workers were employed in the areas of hospitals, nursing and emergency services.
Minister of Civil Service Elisabeth Köstinger (ÖVP) once again thanked the civil servants for their efforts in a broadcast on Thursday. “You have made a significant contribution to the fact that we have managed this crisis so well so far.”