Staff survey reveals grievances – sexism and bullying are commonplace in the secret service
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July 30, 2021
– Sexism and bullying are commonplace in the secret service
A dramatic picture of the working atmosphere: this is the result of a survey conducted by the Federal Intelligence Service. And VBS boss Viola Amherd also locates other problems.
Thomas Knellwolf, Leo Eiholzer, Kurt Pelda
Sexism. Mobbing. Information margins. Bosseswho hide.
There are violent grievances that an internal working group of the intelligence serviceit is of the federal government (NDB) denounced in their own company. She comes to the endthat one must “rid the culture of service from sexism”.
The working group started operations after a staff survey for the service had produced “catastrophic results”. This is the assessment that the responsible Federal Councilor Viola Amherd recently made in a confidential meeting.
In the evaluation of the personnel survey, the intelligence service had almost consistently fared significantly worse than all other units in the Department of Defense, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) and than the federal administration in general. In addition, the values were almost all lower than three years earlier in the same survey, in some cases considerable.