Archives for May 28th, 2002

COURTS MOVE INTO THE 21ST CENTURY

Headlines, PublicNet: 28 May, 2002

In the first major revamp of the Civil and Family Courts for 150 years,
hearing venues are set to rise from 234 to 275 and Business Centres are to
be set up to handle all back office administration. Changes that have
affected the courts since the 19th century include growth and movement in
population and the creation of new towns, more options for paying fees
other than cash and cheques, the need to contact the courts outside the
hours of 10 am to 4.30 pm and the advent of technology to support users,
judges and officials. The new business model responds to all these changes.

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LOG ON FOR LEADERSHIP SKILLS

Headlines, PublicNet: 28 May, 2002

Public service leadership skills can now be developed on line. Six central
departments have already signed up with the Centre for Policy and
Management Studies for the Internet based training programme. The CMPS,
which is part of the Cabinet Office, claims that the interest in the
programme indicates a major cultural shift at senior levels of the Civil
Service.

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