As bizarre as this may seem at first, Vocations do require specific amounts of Geld from the State in order to contribute Arbeit to the Life-Energy Reserve. Geld is not just needed for paying the workforce of the Vocational Civil Service (VCS) Economy. It is also needed to pay for the tools needed by the Vocations as well as the upkeep and maintenance costs. The State will need to ensure that its Expenses include separate accounts for the costs of equipment and upkeep. That area falls under the joint responsibilities of the accountants and planners.
There is a key difference between specific professions requesting more Geld as part of their Arbeit and those requesting more Geld as part of their Paygrade. The Intent of the former is to secure additional funding for specific activities. The Intent of the latter, however, arises from those who are convinced that they deserve a raise in their Paygrades. The latter Intent is beyond the focus of this SMP Compendium entry. Therefore, the following covers instances regarding formal requests to secure additional Geld from the State by specific Vocations, professions, enterprises, and economic sectors.
To begin, note that the State cannot be expected to freely allocate any amount of Geld to anyone. There needs to be an Intent, a specific purpose behind the formal request because the State expects results from whoever is issuing that request. Failure to realize this runs the risk of the State condoning embezzlement and defrauding the whole nation. Those practices are to be rejected as financial crimes. Anyone engaging in such practices will be punished to the fullest extent of the law.
For those who have legitimate Intents behind their requests, their requests will be processed and conducted on a case-by-case basis. Some cases are more likely to secure additional funding from Geld than others. A good example occurs within the realm of research and development projects. Engineers are designing new technical applications, including the presentation of a potential proof of concept that will eventually become a prototype. When the prototype is proven to be viable for production, there may be opportunities for the State to consider issuing a patent and even manufacture a production model.
Naturally, there will be occasions where the engineers may require additional funding to refine existing prototypes or create newer variants of existing production models. The State can either allocate more Geld to further research and development or simply deny their request. When the State does decide to allocate additional funding, the State is doing so with the expectation that there will be promising results by doing so. It will send accountants and planners to visit the engineers, evaluate their activities through field demonstrations, and report their observations to the State’s Finance and Economic Ministries. The Ministries of Finance and Economics must be in close contact with the Ministry of Science. They have to arrive at a decision that involves having the State Council and Head of State give their approval for further funding.
This procedure also applies for governmental bureaucracies and offices within the State’s various Ministries. It is even feasible to speak of similar approaches occurring at the State Commissariats and the Kontor, the latter being the Work-Standard’s alternative to the Financial Market. The dynamics involving the VCS economic model adds an entirely different dimension that needs to be handled with utmost care. The Work-Standard helps illustrate the subtle nuances behind why Vocations among economic sectors will require additional Geld to continue contributing Arbeit.
If it has not been stated already, then it shall be addressed here: waste, fraud and abuse do not contribute any Arbeit to the Life-Energy Reserve. Not contributing any Arbeit whatsoever and demanding for increased allocations of Geld are grounds for scheduled audits by State accountants. Such audits are scheduled whenever the State planners report the Work-Productivity (WP) of their enterprise as being outweighed by its Work-Intensity (WI); this means the enterprise is operating at a loss. Any signs of growing unproductivity and inefficiency will result in scheduled audits by State accountants.
It is understandable for one of the problems of economic planning to be inefficiencies and the State planners themselves hiding inconvenient figures with fabricated statistics or doctored figures. Economic planners in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc were cited as giving exaggerated or incoherent figures, as if to create the illusion of productivity and efficiency. When in reality, they were simply trying to cover up signs of unproductivity and inefficiency, preventing anyone from understanding what was going on in various areas of those economies. This is not to suggest that those problems cannot affect Liberal Capitalist economies, where those problems will cause economic bubbles to burst like in the Japanese Asset-Price Bubble that caused the subsequent Lost Decades.
These problems will no doubt be present in the VCS economic model. State planners, as the supervisors of their enterprise, will be held criminally liable by falsifying their records. Anyone caught doing so will be punished by the State for financial crimes against the nation. Inconsistent figures or signs of inefficiencies will be investigated by the State accountants and inspectors.
Altogether, the State planners, inspectors and accountants have every Intent from the State to ensure the national economy is operating at its fullest, best-possible potential. The State planners of their enterprises, at the end of each work-week, must send their reports to their supervising regional planners, who in turn will send a compiled report to the superior central planners. The State accountants will calculate the Quality of Arbeit and determine how much Geld was generated from various economic activities. And the State inspectors serve as the intermediaries between the planners and accountants, scheduling visits to various enterprises and socializing with the planners and those of various Vocations.
Any requests by State planners to secure additional funding will be processed by their accounting office and sent to their superiors in the region. Regional State accountants and inspectors are expected to arrive at the premises of the enterprise as part of a tour on an assigned schedule. Accountants and inspectors will be looking to see if every Vocation and their associated professions and enterprises have their Work-Productivity (WP) outweighing their Work-Intensity (WI). If the Vocations within an enterprise are fulfilling the Duties of their profession, and there is a legitimate need to secure additional funding, the accountants and inspectors may be able to process their request. By securing additional funding, the enterprise in question must ensure that there are signs of an increased WP and/or a reduced WI. The State itself has a Constitutional Obligation to refrain from denying any funding from an enterprise without provocation or justification. But that should never be an excuse for deliberate acts of poor performance at the workspace.
All of these regulations are demonstrative of why the interplay between Arbeit and Geld is affected by the Intent of any Vocation. Every Vocation has an Intent that defines its purpose for existing as part of its civil service to the nation. The economic will is always free under Socialism; how something is done deserves to be left at the discretion of every enterprise. It is only the results of economic activities that will be regulated by the State.