Functions of GLI EA


GLI EA is a legal entity funded by the state budget based in Sofia. The agency is a subsidiary authorising officer under the Minister for Labour and Social Policy. Performs overall control on the compliance with the labour law in all sectors and activities, for the fulfillment of all country commitments under the Labour Inspection Convention No 81. The Labour Inspectorate is structured in a General and Specialized Administration.

The General Administration

The General Administration supports the activities of the Executive Director and the Specialised Administration technically and provides administrative services to citizens and legal entities. It is structured in four directorates: "Human Resource Management", "Finances", "Administrative Services and Information Technologies" and "Public Procurement and Property management".

The Specialised Administration

The Specialised Administration is organised in the following directorates: "Legal Assurance of Inspection Activities", "Labour Mobility" and Directorate-General "Labour Inspection" with 28 regional "Labour Inspectorate" Directorates based in the regional cities.

The General Labour Inspectorate

The General Labour Inspectorate carries out its activities independently or collaborates with other government bodies. In addition, the Labour Inspectorate may cooperate with employees' and employers' organisations and other non-governmental organisations in its activities.

The General Labour Inspectorate

The General Labour Inspectorate carries out its activities by:

  1. monitoring the compliance with labour legislation;
  2. exercising specialised control over the compliance with the Law on Occupational Health and Safety, the Law on Employment Promotion, legislation related to civil service, and the rights and obligations of the parties to the civil service employment relationship and other regulations, where the law mandates this;
  3. provision of information and technical advice to employers and employees on the most effective methods of complying with labour laws and implementing the Law on Employment Promotion;
  4. notifying the competent authorities of omissions or deficiencies in labour legislation in force.