For the FDFA, it is important that that all employees are able to develop their skills and carry out their tasks in a good working environment. The FDFA expects its employees to behave in a respectful manner with one another.
Information and advisory offices
External confidential resources (advisory services)
The services of the PSC are available to all active and retired employees of the Federal Administration and their family members. It provides information, counselling and support on problems relating to work, marriage, partnership and family, health, retirement and finances. The PSC, whose employees are subject to strict confidentiality requirements, provides specialist counselling services on behalf of the Federal Office of Personnel.
Phone +41 58 462 64 15
The Mediation Service examines the concerns of Federal Administration employees in the event of workplace disputes that cannot be resolved internally together with the line manager or HR. It is a neutral and independent ombudsman's office that operates outside the administrative hierarchy. It provides its services free of charge and treats all queries and complaints with strict confidentiality.
Phone +41 58 462 00 60
Belpstrasse 18, 2nd floor
Federal employees who experience discrimination in the workplace because of their gender (e.g. in terms of pay, working conditions or promotion) may appeal to the Conciliation Board.
The Conciliation Board is responsible for providing advice to the parties free of charge and helping them to reach an agreement so that a formal complaint or court proceedings can be avoided.
The Conciliation Board is independent of the Federal Administration and its members are bound to confidentiality.
Yann Lam, avocat, president
Phone +41 22 839 66 99
Rue Joseph-Girard 20
PO box 1611
You can always contact a local advisory office in your country of residence. Ask your head of operations about local offices or agencies that may be able to assist you.
FDFA resources (information)
HR Advisory Services is an internal unit that supports employees in all workplace situations, including sexual harassment. It is available to all employees seeking information about formal and informal procedures and further steps they can take. All queries and complaints are treated with strict confidentiality. To contact your HR consultant, please visit HR Advisory Services.
The FDFA Compliance Office provides confidential advice to individuals and line managers on all matters relating to psychological or sexual harassment It provides information to affected persons in a confidential setting concerning the various options available to them to resolve the situation.