Archives for December 20th, 2000

PUBLIC MANAGEMENT INSTITUTIONAL RENEWAL FOR 21ST CENTURY

Book News, PublicNet: 20 December, 2000

Lawrence R Jones and Fred ThompsonGives a valuable insight into the issues. Although it presents a US perspective, it is relevant to public service managers world-wide. Volume 10 in the series on ‘Research into Public Policy Analysis and Management’.

Read more on PUBLIC MANAGEMENT INSTITUTIONAL RENEWAL FOR 21ST CENTURY…



PAY GAP THREATENS E-GOVERNMENT TARGETS

Headlines, PublicNet: 20 December, 2000

A stark warning that the target to put all public services on line by 2005 may be in jeopardy because of a shortage of staff, comes from a survey by the National Computing Centre. The survey found that salaries for IT staff in government are the lowest in the IT profession with the average pay of managers more than 12,000 pounds behind their counterparts in the private sector. Managers in the government sector receive on average 34,186 pounds per year, whilst IT managers in the private sector receive 46,565 pounds.With average earnings increasing at 4.1%, salary increases for IT staff in government departments stood at just 3.7%. This was the lowest increase in the survey.

Read more on PAY GAP THREATENS E-GOVERNMENT TARGETS…

LEGAL CRACKDOWN ON BENEFIT FRAUD

Headlines, PublicNet: 20 December, 2000

Tough new powers to withdraw benefits from persistent benefit cheats and investigate fraudsters have been presented to Parliament. The DSS loses at least £2 billion a year through fraud. The Public Accounts Committee estimates that social security fraud is costing the taxpayer up to 4 billion pounds a year. This is equivalent to 2 p on Income Tax.The new powers will help achieve the government’s target of reducing fraud and error in Income Support and Jobseeker’s Allowance by 25% by 2004 and 50% by 2006.

Read more on LEGAL CRACKDOWN ON BENEFIT FRAUD…

© PublicNet is a KnowShare production | Technology by Jag Singh + Hilton & Hilton Ltd | Admin Log in