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Salary cuts for recent public-service entrants to be reversed

Irish Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
The Government, according to highly placed sources, will effectively reverse cuts to allowances introduced for new personnel after 2012 in return for co-operation on productivity initiatives and a commitment to work within public service agreements ...
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Budget 2016: No respite from hard times for public service

The Canberra Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
Although the Coalition says it can foresee a time when there is little left to cut from the Australia Public Service, that time keeps getting further away.

Budget 2016: Labor warns cuts to public service will hurt Canberra

ABC Online - ‎9 hours ago‎
Labor MP Andrew Leigh has hit out at the federal budget's impact on the public service, warning further increases in efficiency dividends could do lasting damage to Canberra.

CPSU fails to drag public service minister Michaelia Cash to bargaining table

The Canberra Times - ‎17 hours ago‎
In its application to the Fair Work Commission for "bargaining orders" the union alleged the Electoral Commission was in breach of its obligations to negotiate in good faith because it needed to refer decisions to the Australian Public Service Commission.

Public service faces further cuts

Yahoo7 News - ‎20 hours ago‎
The Turnbull government will cut the number of bureaucrats intended to oversee the national disability insurance scheme by 70 per cent.

Public Service Recognition Week: Thank You, AMS!

USDA.gov (press release) (blog) - ‎12 hours ago‎
Associate Deputy Administrator Melissa Bailey (center) with staff from our Fort Worth, Texas PACA division. Since implementation, over 3,700 claims worth more than $66 million have been resolved by our Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) ...

New Zealand's public service during WW1 now online

Scoop.co.nz (press release) - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Public Service at War, produced in partnership between the State Services Commission and Manatū Taonga, Ministry for Culture and Heritage, documents how the Public Service adapted and innovated to meet the needs of the country under extremely ...
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Ian Deans (1937-2016): NDP firebrand went on to head Public Service Staff Relations Board

Ottawa Citizen - ‎11 hours ago‎
After leaving politics in 1986, Deans was appointed by then-prime minister Brian Mulroney to head the Public Service Staff Relations Board, which adjudicated contract disputes between the federal government and the public service unions. In a 1991 ...
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Ministry of Education name new head of public service

New Zealand Herald - ‎May 2, 2016‎
A highly respected chief executive who is leading an overhaul of the Ministry of Education has been named the new head of public service. Peter Hughes will replace State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie, who has been in the position since 2008 ...

Where's the Parenting Public Service Announcement?

Huffington Post - ‎11 hours ago‎
When we had our first child, I was shocked by how hard it was to be a parent. Where are the public service announcements informing us of the trials and tribulations of being a new parent?
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NBS partners UN, EU on corruption survey for Public Service

Vanguard - ‎16 hours ago‎
Other objectives of the survey include: direct experiences of corruption events as victims by citizens; opinion and perception of citizens about recent trends, patterns and policies on corruption; experience of reporting corruption and other crimes to ...

After 3 decades of taking public service to heart, Maricopa County Manager Tom Manos retires

azcentral.com - ‎9 hours ago‎
Manos mostly stays behind the scenes, so he is not well known to the public. Aside from his managing and money skills, the attribute that people who know him most talk about when describing him is serenity.

Public service battle between ATO and unions heats up amid new vote on pay, conditions

The Canberra Times - ‎May 1, 2016‎
The Australian Tax Office and unions have traded accusations of dishonesty, scare campaigns and a disregard for privacy as staff vote on a revised pay deal.

Fitch Rates Arizona Public Service Co's $350MM Sr. Unsecured Notes 'A'; Outlook Stable

Business Wire (press release) - ‎10 hours ago‎
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A' rating to Arizona Public Service Company's (APS, Issuer Default Rating: 'A-'/Stable Outlook) issuance of $350 million of 3.75% senior unsecured notes, due May 15, 2046.

Another 4500 Australian Public Service jobs will go says CPSU: Budget 2016

Government News - ‎8 hours ago‎
The main public service union has angrily attacked Treasurer Scott Morrison's first Budget, warning that $1.9 billion in cuts meted out through the extension of the reviled 'Efficiency Dividend' will eliminate 3000 and 4500 more public sector jobs on ...
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Budget 2016: ACT's budget eve appeal for the public service

The Canberra Times - ‎May 2, 2016‎
But confidence faltered on the question of whether or not the budget would support the public sector. The chamber said there would be disappointment in the business community if there were further cuts to the public service and national institutions.

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: How public service is used for private gain

Daily Mail - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Rather than being driven by altruism, they appear to view their time in Whitehall or Westminster as a handy prelude to making huge sums in the private sector by exploiting their contacts and knowledge of how to manipulate the levers of government.
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Mideast: 1 in 3 Bribes to Access Basic Public Services

Inter Press Service - ‎18 hours ago‎
ROME, May 3 2016 (IPS) - Just an ordinary citizen living in a Middle East and North of Africa country and requring a birth certificate for your new-born daughter?

Tax office tackles misconduct as fraud hits public service

The Canberra Times - ‎May 1, 2016‎
The Australian Tax Office dealt with almost 300 allegations of fraud, serious misconduct or criminal activity by staff last financial year.

Marcos: Next administration must focus on public service rather than politics

Sun.Star - ‎May 3, 2016‎
SENATOR and vice presidential aspirant Ferdinand Marcos Jr. expressed hope on Tuesday that the next administration would devote more time to public service than politics. "We are elected to serve and not to be engaged in partisan politics. That's why ...
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