The Office of the State Secretary directs the Ministry’s organisation, and ensures its coordinated operation. It prepares the Ministry’s organisational and operational regulations, makes proposals on the Ministry’s work schedule and continuously monitors implementation of the work schedule.
The State Secretariat for Parliamentary Affairs carries out specific tasks defined by the Minister, and takes part in developing and representing the Ministry’s standpoint. The Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs directs the mechanisms for reaching cross-party agreement, and gives opinions on plans developed in the course of the Ministry’s preparation of legislation.
The most important task of the State Secretariat for Public Finances is formation of new public finance and budgetary policy, maintenance of fiscal discipline with regard to the entirety of public finances, management of the budget deficit, and development of proposed legislation related to the Budget and Appropriation Accounts.
The primary duties of the Department for Economic Regulation are elaborating the development strategy of SMEs, monitoring the efficiency of the programmes aimed at enterprise development and providing guidelines for industrial strategy.
The State Secretariat for Tax and Financial Regulation forms tax and public accounting policy, develops valid tax legislation and determines tax strategy. It directs and oversees economic policy programmes arising from European Union integration, principally in the preparation of the updated Convergence Programme.
Among the Secretariat’s tasks are the formation of legislation and preparation of legislative proposals, the formation of employment policy programmes, the preparation of forecasts, tracking trends in employment and the monitoring of changes in the demand and supply of jobs. The Office regulates vocational and adult education and training, registration, and the formation of programmes related to these.