Funding for INSEE is included in the fiscal allocations to the Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industry. The INSEE budget covers two categories of expenditures: (1) an allowance to cover basic operating requirements, i.e., personnel, equipment, building acquisition and maintenance, supplies, and printing expenses; (2) special funding for non-current outlays such as special surveys. In 2011, the budget totaled about EUR434 million.
INSEE is authorized to receive the proceeds from the sale of its products and from work undertaken in partnership with other organizations.
INSEE personnel are government employees (agents de l'État). They comprise civil servants (fonctionnaires) and non-tenured employees:
The INSEE also employs freelance researchers who are public authority agents responsible for collecting information in the field. The network of researchers includes approximately one thousand agents employed to carry out household and price collection surveys.
INSEE personnel comprise three categories:
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