Federal Chancellor Walter Thurnherr

Walter Thurnherr has been head of the Federal Chancellery since 2016. The Federal Chancellor supports and advises the government.

Vice Chancellor André Simonazzi

André Simonazzi has been Vice Chancellor and Spokesman for the Federal Council since April 2009.

Vice Chancellor Jörg De Bernardi

On 1 August 2016, Jörg De Bernardi took on the role of Vice Chancellor.

Legal basis

The Federal Chancellery acts on the basis of the Government and Administration Organisation Act, among other regulations.

Strategy and objectives

Federal Chancellery strategy determines its focus and developments for the period 2016–2019.

History of the Federal Chancellery

The Federal Council’s staff office is the oldest institution among the federal authorities - 45 years older than the federal state of Switzerland itself.

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