Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications

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Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications
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Agency overview
Formed 1848
Jurisdiction Federal administration of Switzerland
Headquarters Bern
Employees 1,848[1]
Annual budget Expenditure: CHF 9 billion
Revenue: CHF 815.3 million
(2009)[1]
Minister responsible Doris Leuthard, Federal Councillor
Website www.uvek.admin.ch

The Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC, German: Eidgenössisches Departement für Umwelt, Verkehr, Energie und Kommunikation, French: Département fédéral de l'environnement, des transports, de l'énergie et des communications, Italian: Dipartimento federale dell'ambiente, dei trasporti, dell'energia e delle comunicazioni) is one of the seven departments of the Swiss federal government, headed by a member of the Swiss Federal Council.

Organisation[edit]

The Department is composed of the following offices:[2]

The following independent authorities are affiliated to the DETEC for administrative purposes:

Name of department[edit]

  • 1848-1859: Department of Posts and Construction
  • 1860-1872: Department of Posts
  • 1873-1878: Department of Posts and Telegraph
  • 1879-1962: Department of Posts and Railways
  • 1963-1978: Department of Transport, Communications and Energy
  • 1979-1997: Federal Department of Transport, Communications and Energy
  • Since 1998: Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications

List of heads of the department[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Swiss Federal Chancellery. "The Swiss Confederation – a brief guide 2009". 
  2. ^ "The aims of the Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy, and Communications (DETEC)". Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications. Retrieved May 2008. 

External links[edit]