The main objective of the training offer addressed to the staff of Polish official statistics is to provide opportunities for professional development and for upgrading their qualifications. The staff participate in national training courses and in specialised statistical training offered abroad mainly by Eurostat and by the national statistical institutes of the EU Member States.
The employees of official statistics can participate in foreign traineeships, take temporary jobs at international organisations and are seconded as national experts to General Directorates of the European Commission (at present 5 employees of the CSO and regional statistical offices are seconded experts in Eurostat). The knowledge and experience gained by the statisticians of the CSO and regional statistical offices is very valuable and gives an opportunity to apply them at the Polish statistical system.
As at the end of December 2012, the Central Statistical Office employed 865 staff members, of which 123 were civil servants.