The International Panel of Judges has decided to honor Bundesagentur Für Arbeit (The Federal Employment Agency of Germany) with the Innovation & Transforming Award in 2013. Transforming the largest service provider of the German labour market into a modern service provider and an efficiency-oriented service agency, meanwhile fulfilling important legal mandates. Bundesagentur für Arbeit currently has approximately 100.000 employees and during the course of the year 7,77 million people newly registered as unemployed while at the same time 7,72 million people found a new job.
The transformation initiative is a major undertaking with all odds against it. Meanwhile, with a structural approach and with surgical precision mapping all tasks, activities, functions, roles and processes across departments and organizations and interlinking the data with the information flow and services of 13.82 billion euros unemployment benefits in 2012.