The chairperson of the youth and apprentices' section of the German Civil Servants' Federation (Deutscher Beamtenbund- DBB), Ms. Sandra Henning, has actively taken part in the vastly publicly discussed and publicized integration debate in the aftermaths of the publication of bestseller author, Thilo Sarrazin, whose million-seller book "Germany abolishes itself" about immigration, integration and islamization had energized populace and political establisment across the political aisle.
Ms. Hennig demanded more action toward employment of migrants in the German public service where its migrants' share is about 2.1 per cent compared to 24 per cent of all apprentices in (pre-) vocational training.
Ms Hennig:"When 20+ per cent of the population in Germany have a different cultural back-ground, this has to be reflected in public administrations that address the needs of the citizens and legal residents."
The federal and state governments as well as the self-administrating municipal entities should tackle the problem with considering of introducing migrants' quotas for public service posts ('affirmative action').
This approach of the DBB's youth association really makes sense - it's about time to make a bigger throw and give integration efforts thrust. For EU citizens, access to Germany's public sector is guaranteed - but a decisive element has been remaining, namely the stumbling block of German Basic Law's (constitution) article 33 section 2 "Any German citizen has access to any public (service) post according to his/her suitability, competence and professional performance."
Unless a constitutional change (or amendment) took place this demands of Ms. Henning's would be nothing more than wishful thinking of hers.
The qualification tests for applicants to the medium or elevated public service have been quite selective so far according to the Basis Law condition ('take the best of bests'). The minimum school competence should be graduation after 10 school years (similar to GB's ordinary level) or with 'uni' entrance level ('abitur, matura') after 12/13 school years with excellent grades.
Another blow for prospective civil servants in public service, and, therefore, for students with migrational background, too, has been the 'lean government/administration' notion of all German federal states and the federal government / administration.
For example, the City state of Berlin has been slimming down their public service personnel to half the size for twenty years to 100.000 posts in a city of more than 3.4 million inhabitants. Only 2.5 per cent of their personnel are under 30 years of age, the median age of the Berlin admin is 48 years, according to ver.di public sector employee's union leading circle.
It's more than irony that Berlin Senat (city state gov't) has praised itself for introducing a 'State Law of Participation and Integration'. (LMAO)
If you are able to read the 'technical paper' in German give it a try. It's IMO nothing more than a big bubble destined to collapse. ( http://www.parlament-berlin.de/ados/16/IIIPlen/vorgang/d16-3524.pdf)
Technically, they will found new debating structures, so-called co-councils for migrants ('Beiräte'), for any of the 12 Berlin districts. Costs: peanuts - 35.000 euros annually for 144 'co-concilors'. And they make such a big fuss about it, one senator for integrational affairs will probably reap in 10.300 euros a month in order to make big mouth's statements.
But, y'know, there's a saying that rhymes in German ("Wenn Du nicht mehr weiter weißt, dann gründest Du einen Arbeitskreis!"), meaning (literally) if you don't know what to do, found a working-group with a guru. Exactly that's the approach the leftwing SocialDems / Socialists of the Leftists coalition are gonna try.
I can't help it but this stuff reminds me of Karl Liebknecht's try to introduce the Workers' and Soldiers' Soviet Republic (Räterepublik) after Germany's capitulation ( WW I )
On 9 November, Liebknecht declared the formation of a Freie Sozialistische Republik (Free Socialist Republic) from a balcony of the Berliner Stadtschloss, two hours after Philipp Scheidemann's declaration of the Weimar Republic from a balcony of the Reichstag. see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Liebknecht
Instead of debating and moaning, they should seriously take Ms. Hennig's ideas of the DBB's youth association into account. On the other hand, that would sure not solve Berlin's structural problems if they continued to slim down their own admin, thus giving any applicants lesser chances of getting a public service post.
The private sector has its own methods of effectively hiring qualified personnel - this Berlin Law of Participation and Integration will have the same effect on private employers like a burst sack of rice on Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China.