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Newly created top CS job goes to local

Newly created top CS job goes to local

| 04/05/2017 | 46 Comments
(CNS): As government continues to overhaul the civil service, cut costs and improve efficiency, officials have announced the creation of another top-level job. The new Cabinet Office post is the chief internal communication officer for government, which was described as being “wide-ranging”, tho [...]

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Civil service rolls out anti-corruption policy

Civil service rolls out anti-corruption policy

| 10/04/2017 | 26 Comments
(CNS): The government is rolling out a new policy to promote good governance, officials have said. Later this month the civil service management will begin training public sector workers and begin a wide public education campaign aimed at stamping out corruption, fraud and other wrongdoing by govern [...]

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DG warns MLAs off CS staff issues

DG warns MLAs off CS staff issues

| 23/03/2017 | 31 Comments
(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson maintained in the Legislative Assembly Monday that politicians should not be asking him about individual civil servants. During a question session on the scandal at the prison that saw the deputy director wrongfully dismissed, Manderson accused Arden McLean (Ea [...]

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MLAs query lack of answers to mounting questions

MLAs query lack of answers to mounting questions

| 15/03/2017 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Opposition MLAs were querying the lack of answers to their parliamentary questions Tuesday when the LA resumed, with some members stating that they have had questions filed with government going back as far as July. Ezzard Miller (North Side) asked why government was struggling to answer simp [...]

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CIG seeking real shift in public service delivery

CIG seeking real shift in public service delivery

| 28/12/2016 | 34 Comments
(CNS): The premier said that after the first year of implementing civil service reform under the umbrella of Project Future the government has demonstrated its commitment to its “ambitious agenda for change”, when it comes to the public sector. A new report published last week outlines the progr [...]

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Expertise needed to make procurement bill work

Expertise needed to make procurement bill work

| 20/09/2016 | 11 Comments
(CNS): Government’s new procurement bill, which is expected to be debated in the Legislative Assembly next month will depend on the development of expertise in the civil service to make it work, Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has stated. The draft legislation introduces what has been described [...]

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Immigration officer will be suspended

Immigration officer will be suspended

| 27/08/2016 | 89 Comments
(CNS): With the news this week that an unidentified senior immigration officer was arrested after a police raid that turned up a gun, drugs and an illegal immigrant, the home affairs ministry has confirmed that the woman will be placed on required leave. No one has been charged yet but five people w [...]

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CarePay crime fueled by official failures

CarePay crime fueled by official failures

| 20/07/2016 | 37 Comments
(CNS): Instances of non-compliance with the law and procedures, internal control deficiencies and an absence of the expected standard of care and professional skepticism by public servants were just some of the problems that government auditors found when they reviewed the CarePay fiasco at the hosp [...]

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Prison deputy gets her job back

Prison deputy gets her job back

| 06/07/2016 | 23 Comments
(CNS): Government officials have refused to comment on the legal outcome of a court challenge by a prison deputy director, Aduke Natalie Joseph-Caesar, who was sacked by the chief officer in the home affairs ministry, Eric Bush, over an internal staff scandal at HMP Northward last year. Last month [...]

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CS fully behind new retirement age

CS fully behind new retirement age

| 28/06/2016 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The deputy governor has said that members of the civil service are “overwhelmingly in support” of legislative changes that pave the way to allow government workers to stay in their jobs and the public service pension scheme until they are 65 years old. Franz Manderson presented two amendm [...]

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DG warns MLAs of politicizing CS

DG warns MLAs of politicizing CS

| 22/06/2016 | 29 Comments
(CNS): The deputy governor, who has responsibility for civil servants, warned MLAs Wednesday not to politicize the service as he engaged in an acrimonious exchange with independent MLA Arden McLean (East End) and tried to address concerns raised by Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush (West Bay) over huma [...]

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