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Markus Mannheim edits The Public Sector Informant and writes regularly about government administration and policy.
Markus Mannheim Policymakers should embrace cost-benefit analyses, but be wary of their limits.
Tony Abbott says steep cuts to public service unlikely, as recruitment firm forecasts brighter future
Markus Mannheim Government job market is improving, though mostly for those who are willing to accept temporary contracts.
Markus Mannheim Barnaby Joyce and his secretary agreed that a 'relationship of strong mutual confidence' was not a realistic prospect.
Markus Mannheim The CPSU says the government's 'success' in shrinking the bureaucracy is no reason to celebrate.
Markus Mannheim The bureaucracy shrank by 11,000 jobs in 2014, the deepest yearly cut since John Howard's first term.
Markus Mannheim If the Daily Telegraph wants a surplus, it will need to recant its past beliefs.
Markus Mannheim "I cannot find them, I am sorry. I had them on a notepad." It's the bumbling, mumbled apology that will save Brandis.
Markus Mannheim Finance boss challenges public servants to help explain to the public why tough policy choices are needed.
Markus Mannheim The government's legal bills continue to rise despite significant cuts to agency budgets.
Markus Mannheim It's time for a systematic review of public servants' pay: a genuine attempt to determine the value of their labour.
Markus Mannheim The British intelligence agency says visible tattoos are unsuitable for covert work, but Australian spies are more open.
Markus Mannheim Departmental expenses - the money needed to manage government programs - to soar to an historic high after the 2016 election.
Markus Mannheim Report finds the Department of Human Service's FOI staff became secretive and obsessed with process.
Markus Mannheim The federal bureaucracy sacked fewer employees in 2013-14 than at any other time in the past 15 years.
Markus Mannheim Agency head laughs off his 'slightly more awkward working environment', saying 'in an age of technology, it's possible'.
Markus Mannheim Just 2.6 per cent of public service staff witnessed a colleague engage in corrupt behaviour over the past year.
Markus Mannheim The federal bureaucracy is about to crack down on public servants who are paid vastly more, or less, than their work warrants.
Markus Mannheim Department indicates the widespread use of the honorific was an error by deferential public servants.
Markus Mannheim The Senate might save the federal government's information watchdog at the 11th hour but many of its Canberra staff have already left.
Markus Mannheim When Canberrans were asked in 1978 if they wanted to govern themselves, a resounding majority said "no".