The Prime Minister’s Office consists of a number of offices and secretariats. The Prime Minister’s Office is headed by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, and includes Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy Ibrahim Baylan.
State secretaries work directly under the ministers. They assist the ministers in planning, coordination and follow-up of the Office’s activities.
Prime Minister and Prime Minister’s Secretariat
Staff at the Prime Minister’s Secretariat manage the Prime Minister’s commitments. They also work on the Government’s overall political strategy. There is also a press division that handles media issues.
Nils Vikmång is the Prime Minister’s State Secretary. Hans Dahlgren and Kristina Persdotter are state secretaries at the Prime Minister’s Office.
Mr Vikmång supports the Prime Minister in his role as head of government and head of the Government Offices. He also has responsibility after the Prime Minister for management and division of labour in the Prime Minister’s Office.
Mr Dahlgren is responsible for foreign and EU affairs. Ms Persdotter is responsible for home affairs and the Prime Minister’s planning.
The Prime Minister's Office includes the Policy Coordination Secretariat, the EU Coordination Secretariat, the Office of the Director-General for Legal Affairs, the Office of the Permanent Secretary, the Secretariat for Legal and Linguistic Draft Revision and the Government Offices Internal Audit Office.
Policy Coordination Secretariat
The two parties in government share the responsibility for moving the Government's work forward and both are to influence decisions. A Policy Coordination Secretariat at the Prime Minister's Office ensures that the policies implemented are those the two parties have agreed on.
The Secretariat consists of a State Secretary for each of the parties in government, currently Mats Andersson and Gunvor G Ericson.
EU Coordination Secretariat
The EU Coordination Secretariat is made up of non-political officials who are responsible for coordinating EU work at the Government Offices. It coordinates general EU issues associated with the EU treaties and the long-term budget, certain information issues and matters of EU law, and promotes the appointment of Swedish citizens to EU institutions. The Secretariat also examines proposals and bills referred by the Government to the Council on Legislation from the point of view of EU law, and coordinates Swedish implementation of EU law.
Office of the Director-General for Legal Affairs
The Director-General for Legal Affairs at the Prime Minister's Office has special responsibility for coordination of legal and linguistic issues within the Government Offices to promote consistency and high standards in legislation and administration. The Director-General for Legal Affairs ensures that legislative and administrative matters are prepared at the Prime Minister's Office so as to ensure legality, consistency and uniformity. The Director-General for Legal Affairs is also the office's head of security.
The Office includes lawyers who assist the Director-General for Legal Affairs in administrative and other duties associated with the position, and in advising other parts of the Prime Minister's Office on legal matters.
The Head of Security for the Prime Minister's Office is also posted in the Office of the Director-General for Legal Affairs, which in addition includes the Cabinet Minutes Office.
Office of the Permanent Secretary
The Permanent Secretary is in charge of preparatory work on the Government Offices appropriation, contacts with the Swedish National Audit Office, and development and efficiency measures.
The Permanent Secretary is Head of the Office for Administrative Affairs but in organisational terms belongs to the Prime Minister's Office. This means that the responsibility for the administrative development of the Government Offices rests with the Prime Minister's Office.
Under the Prime Minister's State Secretary, the Permanent Secretary also has overall responsibility for the administration and budget of the Prime Minister's Office.
The Office of the Permanent Secretary also includes the Director-General for Human Resources who manages and coordinates human resources work throughout the Government Offices.
The task of the Office is to provide support to the Permanent Secretary – as Permanent Secretary at the Government Offices and as Head of the Office for Administrative Affairs – and to the Director-General for Human Resources. The Office also prepares and coordinates matters relating to expenditure area 1 of the central government budget ('Governance') and the Government Offices appropriation.
The Office of the Permanent Secretary provides support to the Prime Minister's Office in the areas of administration and human resources. Furthermore, it is involved in various aspects of the organisation, development and efficiency of the Government Offices and the coordination of its contacts with the Swedish National Audit Office.
Secretariat for Legal and Linguistic Draft Revision
The Secretariat for Legal and Linguistic Draft Revision is responsible for legal and linguistic quality control of draft legislation from all ministries. The Secretariat reviews proposals referred to the Council on Legislation for consideration, government bills, committee terms of reference, etc., for legality, consistency, uniformity and comprehensibility. The Secretariat provides advice and participates in training and other development projects to improve the quality of Government Offices texts.
In addition, the Secretariat administers the Swedish Code of Statutes (SFS) and the legal databases at the Government Offices, and handles contacts between the Government Offices and the Council on Legislation.
Internal Audit Office
The task of the Internal Audit Office is to conduct internal audits of all Government Offices activities, including committees and Sweden's foreign representation.
The purpose of the audits is to provide an independent review of internal control at the Government Offices and how the Government Offices meets its financial reporting obligations. Auditing activities are regulated in instructions and work procedures.