Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs
|position||Supreme federal authority|
|founding||1949 as the Federal Ministry of Labor|
|Authority management||Hubertus Heil ( SPD ), Federal Minister for Labor and Social Affairs|
|Servants||around 1,000 (as of 2020)|
|Budget volume||EUR 170.68 billion (2020)|
The Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs ( BMAS for short ) is a supreme federal authority in the Federal Republic of Germany . It has its headquarters in Berlin and a subsidiary in the federal city of Bonn .
The BMAS has a budget of 150.22 billion euros and is therefore by far the federal ministry with the highest expenditure.
Within the federal government, the BMAS is responsible for labor market policy , labor law and occupational safety as well as for pensions and social security. The BMAS is endeavoring to expand its international cooperation and to carry the German job placement model abroad, based on the example of the Federal Employment Agency.
The original name from 1949 was Federal Ministry of Labor , later expanded to Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs . Between 2002 and 2005, the BMAS was divided between the Federal Ministry of Economics and Labor and the Federal Ministry of Health and Social Security . When a government was formed after the 2005 Bundestag election , the old area of responsibility was essentially restored, with the name being changed from the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMA) to the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS).
Part of the ministry has its seat in Berlin-Mitte at Wilhelmstrasse 49. In Bonn there is still a second office at Rochusstrasse 1. After parliament and large parts of the federal government moved to Berlin in 1999, the extension building of the former Reich Propaganda Ministry was assigned to the ministry . The destroyed during the war the main building at Wilhelmsplatz 8.9 was in 1737 as the residence of the Prussian Major General Karl Ludwig Steward of Waldburg built on the northwest corner of Wilhelm Square and from 1738 as the seat of the Bailiwick of Brandenburg of the Order of St. John have been used, thus the name Ordenspalais received. From 1762 to 1811 it was the official residence of Prince August Ferdinand of Prussia as Lord Master of the Order of St. John. In 1826 it became the property of Prince Carl of Prussia and was now called the Prinz-Carl-Palais . The builders Schinkel and Stüler rebuilt it in the classical style.
Between 1918 and 1933 the building served the press department of the Reich government. From this, the National Socialists formed the Reich Ministry for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda under the leadership of Joseph Goebbels . The baroque palace was expanded to include large wings in Wilhelmstrasse and Jägerstrasse. The bombs of 1945 damaged these buildings considerably, and the ruins of the Ordens- or Prinz-Carl-Palais were cleared in 1949. After the extension had been repaired, the Central Council of the National Front of the later German Democratic Republic (GDR) moved in in 1947 . The study of the first and only President of the GDR , Wilhelm Pieck , has been preserved there with its original furnishings. In 1996 a fundamental, step-by-step renovation followed, which was completed in 2000.
The visitor center is located in the Kleisthaus in Berlin's Mauerstraße 53, formerly the von der Heydt bank , named after the owner of the previous building, the poet H. v. Kleist . Its architect was Bodo Ebhardt in 1913 . The facade is decorated with reliefs by Georg Kolbe .
Before Bonn was awarded the federal capital in 1949 , the AEG high-rise building there was intended as the official seat of the ministry in the event that Frankfurt am Main prevailed . The background to these premature considerations was Frankfurt's argument that 90 percent of the buildings required for a seat of government were already there. After the city was defeated, despite the enthusiastic commitment of the then mayor of Frankfurt, Walter Kolb , who had even had a plenary hall built for parliament, the plan was inevitably dropped.
Federal Minister since 1949
Between 2002 and 2005, the ministry's area of responsibility was divided between the Federal Minister of Economics and Labor, Wolfgang Clement, and the Federal Minister of Health and Social Security, Ulla Schmidt . This change was then reversed.
|No.||Surname||image||Life dates||Political party||Beginning of the term of office||Term expires||Cabinet (s)|
|Federal Minister for Labor|
|1||Anton Storch||1892-1975||CDU||September 20, 1949||October 29, 1957||
|Federal Minister for Labor and Social Affairs|
|2||Theodor Blank||1905-1972||CDU||October 29, 1957||October 26, 1965||
|3||Hans Katzer||1919-1996||CDU||October 26, 1965||October 22, 1969||
|4th||Walter Arendt||1925-2005||SPD||October 22, 1969||December 16, 1976||
|5||Herbert Ehrenberg||1926-2018||SPD||December 16, 1976||April 28, 1982||
|6th||Heinz Westphal||1924-1998||SPD||April 28, 1982||4th October 1982||Schmidt III|
|7th||Norbert Blüm||1935-2020||CDU||4th October 1982||October 27, 1998||
|8th||Walter Riester||* 1943||SPD||October 27, 1998||October 22, 2002||Schröder I|
|Federal Minister for Economics and Labor|
|9||Wolfgang Clement||* 1940||SPD||October 22, 2002||November 22, 2005||Schröder II|
|Federal Minister for Health and Social Security|
|9||Ulla Schmidt||* 1949||SPD||October 22, 2002||November 22, 2005||Schröder II|
|Federal Minister for Labor and Social Affairs|
|10||Franz Müntefering||* 1940||SPD||November 22, 2005||November 21, 2007||Merkel I|
|11||Olaf Scholz||* 1958||SPD||November 21, 2007||October 28, 2009||Merkel I|
|12||Franz Josef Jung||* 1949||CDU||October 28, 2009||November 30, 2009||Merkel II|
|13||Ursula von der Leyen||* 1958||CDU||November 30, 2009||17th December 2013||Merkel II|
|14th||Andrea Nahles||* 1970||SPD||17th December 2013||28th September 2017||Merkel III|
|-||Katarina Barley (acting)||* 1968||SPD||28th September 2017||March 14, 2018||Merkel III|
|15th||Hubertus Heil||* 1972||SPD||March 14, 2018||in office||Merkel IV|
Parliamentary State Secretaries
- 2005–2009: Klaus Brandner ( SPD )
- 2005–2009: Franz Thönnes (SPD)
- 2009–2013: Ralf Brauksiepe ( CDU )
- 2009–2013: Hans-Joachim Fuchtel (CDU)
- since 2013: Anette Kramme (SPD)
- 2013-2018: Gabriele Lösekrug-Möller (SPD)
- since 2018: Kerstin Griese (SPD)
Official State Secretaries
- 1949–1957: Maximilian Sauerborn
- 1957–1957: Hans Busch
- 1957–1965: Wilhelm Claussen
- 1965–1969: Ludwig Kattenstroth
- 1969–1972: Walter Auerbach
- 1987–2002: Werner Tegtmeier
- 1991–1995: Bernhard Worms
- 1995–1996: Karl Jung
- 1996–1998: Wilhelm Hecker
- 1998–2002: Klaus Achenbach
- 2002–2008: Rudolf Anzinger
- 2005–2007: Heinrich Tiemann
- 2005–2008: Kajo Wasserhövel
- 2007–2009: Franz-Josef Lersch-Mense
- 2008–2009: Detlef Scheele
- 2008–2009: Günther Horzetzky
- 2009–2011: Andreas Storm ( CDU )
- 2009–2013: Gerd Hoofe
- 2011–2014: Annette Niederfranke
- 2014–2018: Thorben Albrecht ( SPD )
- 2014–2015: Jörg Asmussen ( SPD )
- 2016–2017: Yasmin Fahimi ( SPD )
- since 2018: Leonie Gebers
- since 2018: Björn Böhning
- since 2018: Rolf Schmachtenberg
- Department Z: Human Resources, Budget, Organization
- Department I: Fundamental questions of the welfare state, the world of work and the social market economy
- Department II: Labor market policy, employment of foreigners, unemployment insurance, basic security for job seekers
- Department III: Labor Law, Occupational Safety
- Department IV: Social Security, Old Age Insurance
- Department V: Participation, concerns of people with disabilities, social compensation, social assistance
- Department VI: European and International Employment and Social Policy, ESF
- Bundeshaushalt.de: www.Bundeshaushalt.de. Retrieved July 19, 2020 .
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- Title not available. (No longer available online.) Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, archived from the original on July 22, 2015 ; accessed on April 30, 2017 .
- Title not available. (No longer available online.) Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, archived from the original on January 16, 2014 ; accessed on April 30, 2017 .
- Fahimi becomes State Secretary in the BMAS. In: Politics & Communication . November 2, 2015, accessed April 30, 2017 .