Federal Chancellery of Switzerland

Federal Chancellery of Switzerland

Infobox Government agency
agency_name = Federal Chancellery
nativename = Bundeskanzlei (BK)
Chancellerie fédérale (CF)
Cancelleria federale (CF)

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formed = 1848
jurisdiction = Federal administration of Switzerland
headquarters = Berne
employees = 192citation|title=The Swiss Confederation – a brief guide 2008|author=Swiss Federal Chancellery|url=http://www.bk.admin.ch/dokumentation/02070/index.html?lang=en]
budget = Expenditure: CHF 57,000,000
Revenue: CHF 1,000,000
chief1_name = Corina Casanova (CVP/PDC)
chief1_position = Federal Chancellor
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website = [http://www.bk.admin.ch/index.html?lang=en www.bk.admin.ch]
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The Federal Chancellery of Switzerland ( _de. Bundeskanzlei, _fr. Chancellerie fédérale, _it. Cancelleria federale) is a department-level agency of the federal administration of Switzerland. It is the staff organisation of the federal government, the Swiss Federal Council. As of 2008, it is headed by Federal Chancellor Corina Casanova of the Christian Democratic People's Party of Switzerland.

Before the establishment of the federal state in 1848, the chancellery was one of the few permanent offices of the Swiss Confederation.

The Chancellery is composed of a staff sector, a planning and strategy sector, an internal services sector and a Federal Council sector. A separate information and communications sector is led by Vice Chancellor Oswald Sigg. [cite web|title=Organisation of the Federal Chancellery|publisher=Federal Chancellery|accessdate=May 2008|url=http://www.bk.admin.ch/org/bk/index.html?lang=en]

For administrative purposes, the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) is affiliated to the Chancellery. The FDPIC is responsible for the supervision of federal authorities and private bodies with respect to data protection and freedom of information legislation.


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