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Markus Mannheim edits The Public Sector Informant and writes regularly about government administration and policy.
Markus Mannheim When public servants enter Parliament to give evidence, they step beyond the Public Service Act's reach.
Markus Mannheim Federal bureaucrats, who must uphold a strict code of ethics at almost all times, are free to be disrespectful and unethical when giving evidence in Parliament.
Markus Mannheim The laws that govern about 20,000 ACT public servants' working conditions are likely to be replaced this year, but details of the overhaul remain confidential.
Markus Mannheim An IT executive who was sexually harassed by a colleague has won a payout that observers say will rock employers.
Markus Mannheim Two weeks ago, Scott Morrison walked into a room to talk about a new border protection headquarters. But the audience wasn't listening.
Markus Mannheim More than 1300 programmers, designers, students and other inquisitive folk took part in this year's weekend-long "hackathon".
Markus Mannheim The main public servants' union has urged staff not to cave in to the Abbott government's industrial threats as an effective wage freeze takes hold across the bureaucracy.
Markus Mannheim The new Public Service Act makes it easier for bureaucrats to conceal conflicts of interests. Why?
Markus Mannheim Almost all federal government staff, even those in menial jobs, are now security vetted, a costly requirement once reserved for a select few.
Markus Mannheim A former top bureaucrat says he is staggered by the "outrageous" six-figure bonuses a government agency routinely pays its senior staff.
Markus Mannheim A government agency that offers big bonuses to staff has, unsurprisingly, a very engaged workforce.
Markus Mannheim Somewhere in the federal bureaucracy, a lucky junior executive received an extraordinary bonus last year: almost half a million dollars.
Markus Mannheim Federal public servants' salaries are stagnating, though their wages still rose slightly faster than other Australian workers' last year.
Markus Mannheim The Australian Public Service should look at how some savvy companies helped staff during the global financial crisis.
Markus Mannheim John Young became the public face of the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370.
Markus Mannheim As the head of Australia's national science agency, Megan Clark oversees some extraordinary researchers.
Markus Mannheim British civil servants are embracing plain English, while our reports seem more arcane than ever.
Markus Mannheim The head of the federal Finance Department has shocked staff, telling them he will step down within a month.
Markus Mannheim and Michael Inman A former Canberra businessman who stole information from his employer and used it to sell training courses to a spy agency has been ordered to make a massive payout.
Markus Mannheim, Sally Pryor A former head of one of Canberra's cultural institutions has a simple idea to spare them from the government's razor gang.