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The government’s Committee has approved the Finance Ministry’s prepared proposal draft for uniform amount and quality requirements for the state institutions’ office premises. Its construction projects would also foresee workspace size depending on the official’s post

For instance, it is suggested the work space of a high-level executive could be up to 18 or even 24 square meters, if there is a conference room near.

The office of a medium-level executive could take up to 18 square meters, while for a low-level executive – around 16 square meters. The proposal foresees that a single office could be up to 10 square meters, but two-working station office – from 12 to 15 square meters.

While, in open design working spaces, 65% of the area has to be set for the working station, but 35% – for the communication zone.

The Finance Ministry proposal determines the amount and quality of requirements for the state institution office premises, which, in addition to the external normative acts, must be taken into account when preparing technical tasks or technical specifications of a procurement, designing the state office buildings, as well as carrying out reconstruction or renewal works for them.

The concept «office premises» applies to spaces used for transactions and various administrative purposes and whose construction or management is covered by the state budget. This concept does not concern premises for specific purposes, such as court rooms, institution archives, customer service centres, conference centres or catering premises, explains the Finance Ministry.

It is planned that from now on when designing the state office buildings certain technical requirements and parameters regarding the calculation of work space and equipment for one employee will have to be observed.

The Finance Ministry specifies construction projects that have been accepted or submitted for acceptance in the manner laid down until the date of enactment, and whose technical solutions meet the requirements of existing normative acts will not have to be redrafted in line with the proposal requirements. Also construction plans drawn up on the basis of the planning and architectural tasks issued before the date of proposal enactment will not have to be redesigned.

According to the Finance Ministry, the introduction of uniform requirements would allow optimizing the budget expenditure for the state building construction, renovation and maintenance.

The government is yet to review this proposal.


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  1. Tom says:

    The government is yet to review this proposal. – as all of them will get the biggest offices :D

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