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Thodey wants 'big bold ideas' for APS review

Thodey wants 'big bold ideas' for APS review

The chair of the APS review said he is aware of the 'grave danger' of his review gathering dust on a bookshelf if he is unsuccessful.

  • by Sally Whyte

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The messy business of measuring government
Opinion
Opinion

The messy business of measuring government

Is the public service's growing reliance on consultants effective? There are many views, but little evidence.

  • by The Canberra Times
Dept secretary says what's right in APS, and what needs improvement
David Thodey

Dept secretary says what's right in APS, and what needs improvement

Infrastructure secretary Steve Kennedy also reveals his thoughts on the Thodey public service review.

  • by Sally Whyte
Reviewing the public service review
Opinion
Opinion

Reviewing the public service review

Martin Parkinson should spend less time disparaging critics and more time making thoughtful contributions.

  • by John Mellors
Government departments are making secret APS review submissions
David Thodey

Government departments are making secret APS review submissions

Only three major departments have made public submissions to the review, but that doesn't mean they are the only ones having a say.

  • by Sally Whyte
The pay gap between APS agencies is growing and it's causing problems
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The pay gap between APS agencies is growing and it's causing problems

Newly collated figures outlining the base pay for each band at every agency reveal an APS 5 or 6 at one agency could be earning more than an EL1 at another.

  • by Sally Whyte
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No burning desires in today's submissive secretaries
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Opinion

No burning desires in today's submissive secretaries

Apart from Mike Pezzullo and a few others, agency heads have demonstrated a pathetic lack of guts.

  • by Paddy Gourley
Thodey considering a single APS mission statement as part of review
David Thodey

Thodey considering a single APS mission statement as part of review

There may be hundreds of mission statements across the whole public service, he said.

  • by Sally Whyte
An effective review is a long criticism, not an untested 'innovation'
Opinion
Opinion

An effective review is a long criticism, not an untested 'innovation'

Why are government agencies silent on their future? And why is PM&C writing its review of itself?

  • by Paddy Gourley
More than 20 per cent of APS submissions not made public
David Thodey

More than 20 per cent of APS submissions not made public

Submissions to the biggest review of the public service in more than 40 years closed on Tuesday.

  • by Sally Whyte
Getting the rushed APS review right
Public service

Getting the rushed APS review right

Given its ridiculously short time frame, the public service review should focus on four areas.

  • by Paddy Gourley