The employees of the municipality shall, in their respective areas of activity, implement decisions taken by the political committees. The chief executive officer is the municipality´s most senior non-political official and has the overall managerial responsibility. The different activities within the municipality are organised in departments under the chief executive officer´s office, which is responsible for overarching issues.
Environment and Construction Department
The staff includes health officers and the municipal architect andthe municipal land surveyor. Tasks include: granting of building permits and physical planning, mapping and property sub-division .
The department has responsibility for all educational issues in the municipality with the exception of the university college.
Labour market and Traffic Department
The department has responsibility for issues concerning the labour market, public transport and integration of immigrants.
Culture and Sports Department
The department has responsibility for, amongst other things, sports facilities, The staff includeart galleries and libraries.
Disabled Care Department
The department has responsibility for ten specified areas in accordance with the Act Concerning Support and Service for Persons with Certain Functional Impairments, such as accommodation, activity programmes, short-stay accommodation and more, as well as areas in accordance with the Social Services ActHousing, Housing Support and Daily Activities for Persons Suffering from Mental Illnes s.
Elderly Care Department
The department has responsibility for activities which benefit senior citizens in the municipality, such as home-help service, short-stay accommodation, services for elderly people in their own homes, activity programmes and support to relations.
Individual and Family Care Department
The department provides assistance to children, young persons, and adults who are in a socially exposed situation. Support includes financial support, treatment as well as other forms of support.