The Federal Office of Administration ( BVA ) is a higher federal authority within the portfolio of the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community (BMI). The head office is in Cologne. Around 6,000 people are currently employed at the 23 locations. As a partner of citizens, authorities, companies and associations, the BVA carries out more than 150 tasks. At the head of the House are the President, Vice-President and Vice-President.