The proportion of civil servants employed in the company fell once again in 2019. The reason for this is that Deutsche Telekom has not recruited any new civil servant staff since the company was privatized. In addition to civil servants leaving the company when they reach retirement age, others also took advantage of early retirement or moved to other agencies. This led to a continuous drop in the number of civil servants in our workforce.
In combination with additional headcount data, the data on the percentage of civil servants in the workforce fully covers the GRI 401-1 (New employee hires and employee turnover) GRI indicator.