The Central Government Social Partners' Council, (Partsrådet)
The Central Government Social Partners' Council, (Partsrådet), is a non-profit association whose members are The Swedish Agency for Government Employers (SAGE), and its social dialogue counterparts; OFR (Public Employees’ Negotiation Council/S,P,O as well as Saco-S and SEKO).
The Council supports local social partners’ joint change and renewal work in State workplaces. The Central Government Social Partners' Council, was previously called The Development Council for the Government Sector (Utvecklingsrådet för den statliga sektorn), but changed names on June 1, 2008 as part of the changed direction of the Council that the parties agreed on in RALS 2008-2010. Focus lies on support to the local social partners work in common core issues that are stipulated by the central social partners in collective agreements.
The Council is led by a joint board of national social partners. The board is in charge of strategic issues with focus on overall analysis, institution of working areas, target and alignment questions as well as follow-up and evaluation of the Council’s activities. For each working area there is a control group composed of the social partners and one or more operative officials.
At present, three working areas are established:
• Support for co-operation on a local level
• Support for local formation of wages
• Changes and development – a permanent state
In addition to this, there is a representative assembly which, among others, serves as forum for information about and anchorage of the Council as well as an arena for dialogue and for operational intelligence.