The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees is fighting with its staff councils in court. Employees distrust the authority’s management.
The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees has lost the trust of its employees Photo: dpa
Munich, Bavarian Administrative Court, Room 1. Theresia Koch seems close to despair. The judge is presiding over an appeal hearing on the hiring policies of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (Bamf). "I don’t know how to solve anything in these proceedings," she complains right at the beginning, "if it’s always just about little things." Only to say a few sentences later, "Surely it must be possible to find a solution."