Technology and Science Union

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The trade union technology and natural science in the public service in the dbb - beamtenbund und tarifunion (BTB) is a union under the umbrella of the German civil servants' union .

The technical and natural science trade union in the public service mainly organizes employees from the water management, trade supervisory, construction, environmental and occupational safety administration as well as road construction and surveying.

The members are informed every two months by the magazine "BTB-Magazin" about topics of technical training, technical development also in connection with the administrative side and the personnel policy.


After a federation of technical officials was founded in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia as early as 1961 and thus a first step towards a comprehensive organization of all officials of the technical service had been taken, employees from various technical administrations of the federal and state governments met on June 1, 1962 Conference in Würzburg and founded the Association of Technical Officials in the German Association of Officials .


  • 1962 to 1971 Paul Keller
  • 1971 to 1996 Otto Schnabel
  • 1996 to 2014 Bernd Niesen
  • 2014 to 2015 Maximilian Feichtner (acting)
  • Since 2015 Jan-Georg Seidel

BTB today

The Union for Technology and Natural Sciences (BTB) sees itself as the union representation of the interests of the staff of the public technical and scientific administrations, institutions and companies in the Federal Republic of Germany (civil servants and collective bargaining employees). The BTB organizes all technical and scientific professions in the public service and in privatized areas of public administration. The members are masters , technicians , engineers and natural scientists .

The BTB claims to have around 10,000 members and has 13 member associations (BTBkomba Baden-Württemberg, BTB Bavaria, BTB Berlin Brandenburg, BTB Hessen, BTB Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, BTB Lower Saxony, BTB North Rhine-Westphalia, BTB Rhineland-Palatinate, BTB Saarland, BTB Saxony-Anhalt, BTB Saxony, BTB Schleswig-Holstein, BTB Thuringia). There is also the BTB Union Infrastructure Road (BTB-GIS) as an organizational unit at the federal level.

According to the statutes, the highest body of the BTB is the trade union day . It meets every five years and a. establishes the principles for professional policy work, draws up guidelines for housekeeping. It decides on amendments to the statutes and elects the federal leadership in a secret ballot. This consists of the BTB federal chairman, a deputy federal chairman as treasurer and four other deputies. It is elected for five years and carries out the decisions made by the other bodies.

There are special subdivisions within the BTB for the areas of tariff, women, youth and senior citizens.

Specialist working groups have been set up to support the federal management and to represent the interests of individual disciplines.

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Individual evidence

  1. a b About us. In: Retrieved March 1, 2020 .
  2. Member associations. In: Retrieved March 1, 2020 .
  3. Federal Administration. In: Retrieved March 1, 2020 .