The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced plans to start recruiting for the roles of pensions ombudsman and deputy pensions ombudsman for 2015.
Permanent secretaries have less than a month to deliver work to boost diversity in their departments, the government’s new diversity champion Sir Simon Fraser revealed at this year’s Civil Service Diversity & Equality Awards.
The Cabinet Office has estimated that the total number of civil servants that took part in the national strike over pay freezes (as reported by CSW on Wednesday) was 71,210.
The shortlist of civil servants nominated for the 2014 Civil Service Awards, held in collaboration with the Cabinet Office, was announced today.
Civil servants from UK government departments and agencies as well as the Welsh government have today joined a national walk-out over pay.
The prime minister will be able to pick permanent secretaries out of a candidate shortlist from December this year, under new rules announced today – with the first competition to be held under the new process that to replace Sir Bob Kerslake in February as permanent secretary of the Department for Communities and Local Government.
The civil service has not gone far enough in appointing women to senior positions, the Treasury’s second permanent secretary Sharon White told a conference audience last month.
This year’s civil service Diversity and Equality Award winners have been named at a ceremony in Petty France today.
Departments will “get absolutely nowhere” on reforming their services if they don’t have their own in-house digital capability, Paul Shetler, chief digital officer at the Ministry of Justice (furthest right), has warned.
Civil servants could see their offices move from central London to outer suburbs under plans to further shrink the government’s presence on Whitehall, it was announced last week.
John Manzoni, the chief executive of the Major Projects Authority, has been named as the new chief executive of the civil service.
The government is considering extending the Social Value Act to include goods, works, infrastructure and public assets, under a Cabinet Office review.
The Tories will continue Whitehall cuts at the same pace for at least two further years if re-elected for another term in office, chancellor George Osborne has announced today.