Archives for April 3rd, 2001

CHANGING HEARTS AND MINDS

Book News, PublicNet: 3 April, 2001

By Ewart Wooldridge, Director Civil Service CollegeDiversity is an essential part of the Modernising Government agenda. Making full use of available talent through diversity management is the way it is being delivered. Ewart Wooldridge explains the positive benefits of diversity and contrasts it with equal opportunities legislation which is concerned with avoiding discrimination. He highlights the commitment to making diversity stick and sketches the way it is being woven into the fabric of civil service management.

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INSPECTION ONLY PARTIALLY DELIVERING

Headlines, PublicNet: 3 April, 2001

Government inspection is seen as an essential road to improvement, according to local councils, but is failing to act as the catalyst for improvement that it might, according to a new survey.’An Inspector Calls’ sought the views of all local authorities in England and Wales on their experiences of inspection. It revealed that over 70 per cent of respondents felt inspection was an important catalyst for improvement and that it increased accountability.

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GOVERNMENT BUYING – ONE YEAR ON

Headlines, PublicNet: 3 April, 2001

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Andrew Smith, launches the next phase of modernisation of the public procurement system at a conference in London today (Tuesday, April 3).A year on from the launch of the Office of Government Commerce, he is launching the organisation’s new trading arm, OGC buying.solutions.

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