Economy and resources
In 2009, FICORA had 223 permanent, full-time employees.
FICORA's management and development of intellectual resources is steered by personnel strategy which was revised in 2009.
Furthermore, FICORA continued the promotion of leadership skills and work community skills at all profit areas.
Also, an assessment of work environment skills was implemented. The objective of the assessment of work-related risks was to find out the factors that cause danger to employees or are harmful for their health. It was found out that the key elements of danger were related to computer work and ergonomics as well as mental stress.
The payment of salaries was further developed and is now based on cost-effectiveness. FICORA's salary system follows the state salary system agreed in the authority's specified collective agreement for state civil servants.
In 2009, the planning and monitoring of personnel resources was developed. This work will be continued into 2010. The objective is to plan and monitor the quality and volume of personnel resources in greater detail and anticipate future changes.
The personnel's well-being at work was assessed as being good in 2009. On the basis of the results from the work atmosphere survey VM Baro, the personnel's work satisfaction was at a higher level compared with the rest of the public administration in all surveyed sub-categories.
In the government budget, FICORA falls into the category of being an authority with a net budgeted income. In the 2009 budget, the forecast of income from operations subject to a fee was EUR 27.1 million and the actual income was EUR 27.8. The revenue estimate for parafiscal charges in 2009 was EUR 5 million, and the actual revenue was EUR 5.2 million.
The largest income sources of are: radio transmitter frequency fees, telecommunications network numbering fees and Internet domain name fees. The list of fee-based operations also includes the compensation invoiced from the State Television and Radio Fund for the collection of fees.
The authority's parafiscal income includes return from the communications market fee, information security fee, postal operations supervision fee and supervision fee for television and radio operations. The parafiscal fees of 2009 also include the flat rate registration fees from the spectrum auction.
In 2009, operating expenses totalled EUR 34 million whereas the finance balance sheet totalled EUR 10.8 million.