With the introduction by the administration of new public management, public personnel law has also seen in-depth changes. For example, the civil servant position for a fixed period of employment was replaced by permanent employment relationships with the possibility of termination of employment. Traditional disciplinary law has mostly been abolished. The new performance and impact orientation finds expression in more flexible wage systems and employee management by objectives, among others. Christoph Meyer and Nadja Lüthi point out some of the special features of public personnel law in this newsletter.