NI Civil Service states 'final' deadline to end political deadlock

Written by Jim Dunton on 20 October 2017 in News

Sinn Féin and DUP given two weeks to agree new power-sharing deal or face Westminster intervention on budget

MoJ claims ‘milestone’ in prison officer recruitment

Written by Jim Dunton on 19 October 2017 in News

Minister says target to hire 2,500 new staff has passed the half way mark but union warns attrition rates are at an all-time high

Former Cabinet Office civil servant Jacinda Ardern becomes prime minister of New Zealand

Written by Richard Johnstone on 19 October 2017 in News

Former policy advisor at the Better Regulation Executive becomes PM at head of coalition government

Nudge Unit developing tools to improve civil service management practices

Written by Tamsin Rutter on 19 October 2017 in News

Behavioural Insights Team annual report details its work with departments, including ‘TripAdvisor-style’ feedback tool to help CCS boost spend with SMEs

Northern Ireland Civil Service recruitment drive to create ‘merit list’ of future perm secs

Written by Richard Johnstone on 18 October 2017 in News

Unusual recruitment process will establish possible candidates for £133k posts to lead Northern Ireland departments – but there are currently no vacancies

Government urged to create dedicated AI programme for public sector

Written by Sam Trendall on 17 October 2017 in News

A government-commissioned study makes 18 recommendations, including asking GDS to help create a scheme to boost public sector use of artificial intelligence

Opinion: The civil service is in crisis. This must not go to waste

Written by Andrew Greenway on 17 October 2017 in Opinion

It is time for government to acknowledge why the desired outcomes for public services are not being delivered. But this will require challenging Whitehall’s survivors

DoH finance chief says Whitehall oversight of local NHS spending is ‘too opaque’

Written by Tamsin Rutter on 17 October 2017 in News

David Williams tells MPs that Department of Health cannot calculate impact of delays to repairs and maintenance spending

Diversity strategy must lead to concrete action, Whitehall chiefs told

Written by Richard Johnstone on 17 October 2017 in News

‘Divisive’ performance management schemes are among areas where change is needed to implement the plan, says FDA union

Senior civil servants to be personally accountable for diversity targets in long-awaited Whitehall inclusion strategy

Written by Tamsin Rutter on 16 October 2017 in News

Civil service diversity strategy sets out plans to develop framework for measuring inclusion across government