Organisational structure

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment is headed by political and administrative officials. Political leadership is provided by the minister and state secretary, while the secretary general, deputy secretary general, directors general and inspector general together form the ministry’s administrative leadership. The members of the administrative leadership are responsible for a number of directorates or other organisational units.

Secretary General

The secretary general is the ministry’s top administrative official and provides direct leadership to the directors general, inspector general and heads of directorates who report directly to him.

Deputy Secretary General

The deputy secretary general is responsible for the ministry’s internal organisation in terms of, for example, organisational and personnel policy and automation and information policy. Furthermore, he directs accommodation and security policy and provides leadership to the directorates that report directly to him.

Directorate General for Participation and Income Security

This directorate general is responsible for policy concerning the promotion of employment and income protection. In addition, the director general provides leadership to the directorates that form part of this directorate general.

Directorate General for Employment

This directorate general is responsible for policy in the following areas: terms of employment, labour law, working conditions and industrial relations. In addition, the director general provides leadership to the directorates that form part of this directorate general.

Inspectorate SZW

The Inspectorate SZW is a combination of the organisations and activities of the former Labour Inspectorate, the Work and Income Inspectorate and the Social and Intelligence Investigation Service of the ministry.
The Inspectorate SZW works for fair, healthy and safe working conditions and socio-economic security for everyone.
More information in the leaflet ‘What does the Inspectorate SZW do?’.