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The Policy Division is responsible for policy, law and communications, and issues of IT and safety risk management.
The Policy Division is headed by Gery Balmer. Her core tasks include management affairs, special projects and the development of strategies and concepts, for which the Management Affairs and Legal Affairs Sections are primarily responsible. Their specialists support political and legal business at the Office, Department, Federal Council and Parliamentary levels. This also includes legal procedures in disputes involving public transport.
The International Affairs Section follows the development of international transport policy and analyses its effects on Switzerland. It advises and supports the Director and the Department in international negotiations and conferences on land transport, and coordinates the Office's activities on the international stage. The Information & IT Section informs the media and the general public about the Office's activities, deals with internal communications, and is responsible for the Office's IT resources. The staff of Safety Risk Management monitor all the Office's safety-related activities, and supervise risk analyses relating to public transport.
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