A subject area is an organizational sub-unit of a formal organization in which several employees work.
Subject areas can be found in authorities (e.g. offices , institutions under public law , ministries ) or within other organizations (e.g. political parties , associations , clubs ). Subject areas are usually the smallest structural element of an authority and often part of a unit .
The subject area is usually managed by a subject area manager who has the authority to issue technical instructions to the members of his subject area. The scope of the Directorate law can vary, so commanding a section manager only technically limited right to issue instructions and not the full function as line manager has. In the German public service , subject heads are basically civil servants in the higher or higher service or similarly classified employees in the public service .
- Subject area. In: Online administrative dictionary.