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English translation: departmental function

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Dutch term or phrase:afdelingsfunctie
English translation:departmental function
Entered by: Evert DELOOF-SYS
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02:00 Oct 20, 2000
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Dutch term or phrase: afdelingsfunctie
Hello again,

This is from the same translation mentioned earlier (social plan). Again, I have never come across this term before, and my Van Dale wasn't able to help out, so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Context:
"Hiermede vragen wij jullie advies uit te brengen over de aangepaste of herbevestigde afdelingsfunctie van {....} in [plaats]. Als gevolg van deze businessbeslissing zuller er [aantal] formatieplaatsen blijven bestaan."

Again, many thanks for your help - I'll get back with KudoZ points tonight.

Pikey
Anne Key
Local time: 06:31
Please be so kind as to advise on the...
Explanation:
adjusted/adapted or reconfirmed departmental function of....

(Litt: herewith we ask you to advise on...)
Selected response from:

Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 07:31
Grading comment
Very helpful translation of the entire sentence - useful reference, too.
Many thanks to everyone for their suggestions! - Pikey
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naFurther to my previous answer
Evert DELOOF-SYS
nadepartment function/tasks
Cynthia Brals-Rud
naPlease be so kind as to advise on the...
Evert DELOOF-SYS
nadepartment functionBoudewijn van Milligen
nadepartment functionBoudewijn van Milligen


  

Answers


9 mins
department function


Explanation:
The word could mean two things:
1) The job post within a department
2) The function of the department within the organisation

From the context, I deduce that the second meaning is the correct one here.

Hope this helps.

Boudewijn van Milligen
Local time: 07:31
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 36
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10 mins
department function


Explanation:
The word could mean two things:
1) The job post within a department
2) The function of the department within the organisation

From the context, I deduce that the second meaning is the correct one here.

Hope this helps.

Boudewijn van Milligen
Local time: 07:31
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 36
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16 mins
Please be so kind as to advise on the...


Explanation:
adjusted/adapted or reconfirmed departmental function of....

(Litt: herewith we ask you to advise on...)

Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 07:31
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
PRO pts in pair: 1278
Grading comment
Very helpful translation of the entire sentence - useful reference, too.
Many thanks to everyone for their suggestions! - Pikey
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19 mins
department function/tasks


Explanation:
afdeling : department
functie : function as in purpose, tasks performed by such department.
The s in between is used for compound words (noun + noun)as in levenservaring
(leven + ervaring = life experience).

Cynthia Brals-Rud
Local time: 07:31
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 109
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40 mins
Further to my previous answer


Explanation:
'departmental function', go to

http://hicks.nuff.ox.ac.uk/Politics/Whitehall/SearchFunction...

'Search for a Departmental Function', a database containing descriptions of functions for Departments & Level 1 Bodies

Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 07:31
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
PRO pts in pair: 1278
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