Strategy, Communication and Staff

Ruth Meier
Ruth Meier,
Deputy Director,
Head of Division

The Strategy, Communication and Staff Division (SKS) is responsible for formulating the FSO’s strategy and planning its implementation. Furthermore it is in charge of the communication, publication and dissemination of FSO statistical information. The support functions of the legal and linguistic services also come under the aegis of SKS.

It establishes the strategic foundations for the FSO's future orientation and the development of Switzerland's statistical system. In agreement with the board of management, it determines long-term aims; it defines planning and establishes the FSO as a national centre of excellence for official statistics. Together with external and internal partners, SKS formulates strategic guidelines, objectives and measures for the multi-annual programme for federal statistics.

With its specialised sections, SKS is also responsible for all aspects of the FSO’s integrated communication. It promotes awareness and understanding of how official statistics works, maintains contact with the media and coordinates the publication of press releases. It is also tasked with disseminating all the statistical information produced by the FSO and ensures the development of the required instruments and processes.


Federal Statistical Office Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuchâtel



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