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Markus Mannheim

Markus Mannheim edits The Public Sector Informant and writes regularly about government administration and policy.

Impartial public servants deserve their freedom of tweets

Markus Mannheim The commonsense solution is, of course, to judge government employees by how they perform at work, not by what they say and do in their private lives.

Program clash confuses Canberra

Tony Abbott.

Markus Mannheim Federal bureaucrats are so keen to demonstrate their willingness to serve the Abbott government they are changing the way they spell.

Abbott muscle flexing comes at a hefty cost

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Markus Mannheim One of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's first acts - the dismissal of three department heads - will cost his government almost $2 million in payouts.

Has the Canberra public service grown by 20,000 under Labor?

Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey

Peter Martin and Markus Mannheim Hockey and his Coalition colleagues say the Canberra public service has grown by 20,000 since they were last in government.

Greens targeted because of kangaroo cull

Marcus Fillinger.

Markus Mannheim Animal welfare activists are using the federal election to punish the ACT Greens for last month's kangaroo cull.

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Public service stress claims soar

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Markus Mannheim Cuts to public service budgets are fuelling bullying within the federal bureaucracy, a union says.

Abbott has bureaucrat bonus plan

Money

Markus Mannheim Senior bureaucrats will be paid bonuses under an Abbott government, ending Labor's efforts to wind back performance pay.

Coalition plans to bring back public service bonuses

Arthur Sinodinos

Markus Mannheim Senior bureaucrats would be paid bonuses under an Abbott government, ending Labor's efforts to wind back performance pay.

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Immigration's young talent drowning in a sea of finger-pointing

Andrew Metcalfe Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship appeared before Senate Estimates at Parliament House Canberra on 17 October 2011. Photo: Andrew Meares

Markus Mannheim When divvying out the loot of political office, the immigration portfolio is known widely as the ''shit sandwich''.

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Senior execs earn pay increase

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Markus Mannheim Many of us choose lower-paid jobs because we like the work. Others eschew a higher salary because they don't want the responsibility.

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The merit in measuring smiles

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Markus Mannheim ''Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence,'' Aristotle wrote.

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Cheers to the end of days

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Markus Mannheim How many times must words like ''urgent'' and ''catastrophic'' be thrown around before it's realised that people just don't care?

The art of giving feedback, and copping it

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Markus Mannheim The manager who waits too long to share his or her views with staff - especially as long as the next annual performance review - is not managing at all.

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All this talk of money muddies the school debate

Education

Markus Mannheim What a terrible shame the education debate ever came to this, where parents feel the need to justify choosing their children's school on the basis of government fiscal policy.

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Not even broadband speeds up government

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Markus Mannheim We all know the wheels of government turn slowly. What's surprising is just how slowly - even when they're supposedly travelling at the speed of broadband internet.

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Turn on the tap to fix the leak

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Markus Mannheim A report appeared in the press this week that seemed, to some, to have been ''leaked'' via the federal Treasury.

A good ref can't sit in the stands

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Markus Mannheim A good manager will be acutely aware of the physical office that confines them, keeping them distant from the staff they need to know.

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Rewards for duds or good planning?

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Markus Mannheim The Canberra Times reported this week that some government agencies are loath to hire retrenched public servants because "they regard them as duds whom their previous workplaces rejected".

We are blind to our fortune

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Markus Mannheim Canberrans probably believe the cost of living is outpacing their ability to keep up. But, over the 11 years Labor has governed this city, we've become much wealthier.

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