Archives for July 24th, 2007

CALL FOR COUNCILLORS TO COME FROM WIDER SPECTRUM OF TALENT

Headlines, PublicNet: 24 July, 2007

 

There is a new call for councillors to be drawn from a broader spectrum of talent, with school governors, trade unionists and heads of residents’ associations and voluntary organisations all being cited as people who could serve their communities as councillors. The call comes from the public policy think-tank, the Public Management and Policy Association.

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PUBLIC SERVICES URGED TO MODERNISE AS IMPORTANT STEP TO CLOSE GENDER GAP

Headlines, PublicNet: 24 July, 2007

 

The Equal Opportunities Commission is warning today that gender equality is still generations away. In its final report before it is absorbed into the Commission for Equality and Human Rights, it looks not just at pay and power, but also access to public services.

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FITTING THE BILL: LOCAL POLICING FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

Book News, PublicNet: 24 July, 2007

By Barry Loveday and Jonathan McClory, Edited by Gavin Lockhart.This report presents findings of a survey of the views of police superintendents in England and Wales by the think tank Policy Exchange. It reveals disturbing levels of dissatisfaction amongst commanders. Performance management appears to have increased bureaucracy and stifled innovation, distracting the police from focusing on the safety of the communities they serve. Local commanders lack the control over resources necessary to ensure that the service is as effective as possible and are hindered by a worryingly high level of non operational tasks.

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