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Prevention of corruption in the BfS

Hardly any crime increases the burden on society so much as corruption does. It damages competition, the state and, last but not least, all taxpayers. Each case of bribery undermines people’s confidence in public administration exactly like in business conduct in the economy.

Prevention of corruption rates high in the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS). The federal Directive concerning the Prevention of Corruption of 30 July 2004 is implemented consistently. On a regular basis, the staff is informed about and sensitised for the dangers of corruption.

Measures to prevent corruption in the BfS

Among others, the measures to prevent corruption practised in the BfS include:

  • Risk analyses of workplaces that are particularly susceptible to corruption (for example staff in purchasing functions),
  • Regular information and training of the staff,
  • Using anti-corruption clauses in service level agreements,
  • Response plan for the event of punishable offences being suspected,
  • In the context of commissioning: Obligation of non-officials pursuant to obligation law.

Contact for prevention of corruption in the BfS

Ms Heike Hartmann
Telefon: + 49 (0)30 18333-1300


Mr Detlef Mitsch
Phone: + 49 (0)30 18333-1304

Mr Helmut Zehaluk
Phone + 49 (0)30 18333-1322

Ms Hartmann as well as her representatives are contacts for both the BfS staff and all citizens.

State of 2018.09.12

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