At the end of 2011, just 2.8% of those employed by the Flemish civil service were of foreign extraction.
Although this was 0.1% up on the end of 2010 it was still well below the target of 4% set for ethnic minorities employees that is to be achieved by 2015. SERV says that it is impossible that this will be achieved by then.
Meanwhile, at 1.2% the percentage of employees with a physical handicap is well below the target of 3%.
SERV has called on the Flemish Government to act and take firm measures to increase diversity in our public services.