FINMA, an institution independent of the central federal administration, has its own personnel statute. Enacted by the Board of Directors and approved by the Federal Council, its personnel ordinance has enabled FINMA to design a personnel statute more oriented towards work performance and allowing greater flexibility in the shaping of its working conditions. Having room to manoeuvre is essential, since FINMA mostly competes with private enterprises on the job market and not with the central administration of the Confederation. FINMA aims to be an attractive employer that favours increased permeability between supervision and the private sector.
This is FINMA's first personnel report (available in German and French) submitted to the parliamentary Control and Finance Committees. Since FINMA emerged from its three predecessor authorities on 1 January 2009, no comparative statistical figures can be provided.