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Markus Mannheim edits The Public Sector Informant and writes regularly about government administration and policy.
Markus Mannheim One of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's first acts – the reported dismissal of three department heads – will cost his government almost $2 million in payouts.
Markus Mannheim Comment: Once again, the federal bureaucracy is poised to upend itself to suit a PM's whims.
Markus Mannheim Comment: Should we pity public servants in the wake of the election?
Stephanie Anderson and Markus Mannheim Public servants have a ''special job'' and should be unsurprised if they are disciplined - even sacked - for criticising the government, an employment law specialist says.
Markus Mannheim A court has paved the way for a public servant who criticised the government on Twitter to be sacked, even though she didn't reveal her name or her job to readers.
Markus Mannheim Federal government workplaces are expected to cull more than 4000 jobs over the next 11 months.
Markus Mannheim To eliminate wasteful end-of-year spending, the government must first admit it's a problem.
Markus Mannheim Public servants go into a spending frenzy towards the end of the financial year, blowing more than three times as much taxpayers' money than in other months.
Markus Mannheim, Noel Towell Some public servants earn tens of thousands of dollars less than colleagues in other agencies even though they are employed at the same level.
Markus Mannheim Cuts to public service budgets are fuelling bullying within the federal bureaucracy, a union says.
Markus Mannheim Senior bureaucrats would be paid bonuses under an Abbott government.
Markus Mannheim The federal bureaucracy's biggest workplace says it has too many executives and middle managers.
Markus Mannheim The federal Coalition wants to shift parts of the bureaucracy to northern Australia to help develop the cities and towns of the region.
Markus Mannheim Australians have a high level of trust in governments to protect their personal information from misuse, a survey has found.
Markus Mannheim Federal bureaucrats' salaries grew almost twice as quickly last year as the government's wage targets.
Markus Mannheim The federal opposition has sought to calm fears it will cull the bureaucracy's leaders if it wins office.
Markus Mannheim The public service watchdog has warned the Prime Minister's Department to keep a closer eye on how its credit cards are used.
Markus Mannheim Almost all government workplaces affected by the decision to charge for parking in the Parliamentary Triangle oppose it, though they're unlikely to say so.
Markus Mannheim Have you ever noticed that public servants tend to work in the newest, best-equipped offices in whichever city or town they're based?
Markus Mannheim The federal government will crack down on the rising number of middle managers in the bureaucracy. Finance Minister Penny Wong said this week's budget would strip another $580 million from the public...