French Civil Service

The French Civil Service (French: fonction publique fran├žaise) is the set of civil servants (fonctionnaires) working for the French government.

Not all employees of the state and public institutions or corporations are civil servants; however, the media often incorrectly equate "government employee" or "employee of a public corporation" with fonctionnaire. For instance, most employees of RATP and SNCF (road and rail transport authorities) are not civil servants. The Civil Service is also sometimes incorrectly referred to as the administration, but, properly speaking, the administration is the compound of public administrations and public administrative establishments, not their employees.

About half of the civil servants are employed in the French public education system.

Most employment positions in the French civil service are open to citizens of the European Union. Others, especially in police and justice, are specifically reserved for nationals, while a minority are open regardless of citizenship.

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French Civil Service - Statistics
1999, official statistics give for the state civil service Ministries Civil servants Ouvriers EVY Other civilian employees Military personnel Total Foreign affairs 159 ... 150 767 ... 974 15 050 ...

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