Sec­re­tari­at of the Bun­desrat

Around 200 public servants and employees work in the Bundesrat. They form the Secretariat. The Bundesrat Secretariat is fairly small compared with the administrations in other parliamentary bodies.

The Secretariat’s main responsibility is to provide support in preparing Bundesrat plenary sessions and committee meetings, while also ensuring that these run smoothly. The Bundesrat does not have a separate academic advisory or assistance service for legislative matters.

Organisational units

Executive Management of the Secretariat

The Secretary General, assisted by the Deputy Secretary General, heads the Secretariat under the authority of the Bundesrat President.

The Deputy Secretary General is also Committee Secretary of the Legal Affairs Committee.


The Secretariat’s Executive Management is supported by three Directorates-General, which are sub-divided into Committee Offices or Divisions.