This paper deals with the section of organization theory referred to as organization culture. Along with structure and strategy, the organization culture is vital to the success of an organization. While the institutional and functional structures are relatively easy to identify and the strategy should be established and identifiable, at least to management, the culture of an organization is not immediately recognizable without further investigation. Keeping in mind a background of restrictive personnel politics that are voted on in the Council of Ministers and applied in the various ministries, and the effected regrouping of ministries in each legislative period, it is fascinating to examine the organization culture of a central office that is under constant scrutiny by the political and public arenas. In order to affect sustainable and successful change in an organization it is necessary to understand its culture. This knowledge is a prerequisite for exercising influence on the culture itself in order to facilitate management changes in the organization successfully. Subsequently, the central office of the Federal Ministry for Education and Women was selected as the organizational unit. With the aid of qualitative content analysis of interviews with department members this paper will-delve to answer the question of the characteristics of the organization culture in the central office of the Federal Ministry for Education and Women.