Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Survey Explodes Myth Of ‘Gliding On’

April 29, 2002

The PSA welcomed the release today of the State Services Commission’s Career Progression and Development survey. “This is the first report of its type which systematically records the views, aspirations, and frustrations of public servants”, said PSA national secretary Paul Cochrane speaking at the launch today.

“The survey of 6,500 public servants explodes some myths about the public service. Far from the brown cardigan-wearing, work-shy, faceless bureaucrat of the “gliding on” image, the report reveals a public service made up of people whose primary motivation is to do a good job, who want to get on in life, and who are prepared to work long and hard to achieve this. Contrary to popular perception, the report shows that the vast majority of public servants work more hours than they are paid for”, said Mr Cochrane

“However, despite the desire of staff to do a good job, the running-down of the public service over the last ten years has taken its toll. The gap between what staff require from their departments to do a good job and the reality is large. A substantial number of staff rated their departments as treating them unfairly, not valuing their ideas, displaying favouritism, or providing a poor working environment,” Mr Cochrane said.

“The most worrying aspect to come out of the report is the number of staff who felt they had been discriminated against (21%), or who had experienced some form of unwelcome behaviour (34%). By anyone’s standards these levels of treatment and behaviour need to be addressed,” said Paul Cochrane

“That is why the PSA invites Departments to work closely with it on addressing the issues raised in the report. We want to make sure the pubic service is an attractive, vibrant and safe place to work”, said Mr Cochrane.
Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Jami-Lee Ross Saga

In the end, the Jami-Lee Ross tweet about secretly taping his leader and promising to use it – assuming that such a tape exists, and wasn’t just being conjured out of thin air as a random threat – is a more serious offence than the original leak.

After all, even the PWC report hadn’t finally and definitively pointed the finger of blame at Ross, but had cited him merely as the most likely suspect. More>>

Press Conference Video: Jami-Lee Ross Plans By-Election, Police Complaint
National MP Jami-Lee Ross is to resign his seat and step down from the National Party, and will stand as an independent in any by-election for his Botany seat... Speaking to media at Parliament, he alleged Mr Bridges had broken electoral donation law and said he would put in an official police complaint. More>>
ALSO:

 

Salvation Army Paper: Call For Public Housing Investment

To meet these future demands the report suggests the government needs to look beyond the private rental market and begin to invest heavily into home-ownership programmes and more public and social housing. More>>

ALSO:

Fate Of Tahr Sealed: Himalayan Tahr Control Operation Proceeding

“The target of controlling 10,000 Himalayan tahr over the next eight months remains. The revised plan provides for a staged control operation with increased reporting to the Tahr Liaison Group...” More>>

ALSO:

Health: Petitions To Fund Breast Cancer Drugs

Women marching to Parliament today, to present two petitions calling for Government funding of vital medicines, have 100% support from a coalition representing than 30 breast cancer organisations. More>>

ALSO:

Animal Welfare Advisory Committee: Report On Rodeo Practices Released

The independent committee that advises the Minister responsible for Animal Welfare, has today released a report on animal welfare in rodeos, together with advice to the Minister making recommendations to improve the welfare of the animals in rodeos. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Press Conference: Fuel And Leaks

Other topics included the apparent murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Arabian embassy in Turkey, the relation between the Government moves against high fuel prices and the commitment to act on climate change, NZTA's failures in compliance checks ... More>>

ALSO:

New Hager Investigation: War Crimes, Sexual Assaults And Coverups In Armed Forces

A string of current and ex-New Zealand Defence Force staff have contacted Hager since the book he co-authored with Jon Stephenson – Hit & Run – was published in March 2017... More>>

ALSO:

Israel's Anti-Boycott Law: NZ Activists Fined Over Lorde Cancellation Raise $12k For Charity

New Zealand activists being fined in Israel for urging pop singer Lorde to cancel her concert have raised more than $12,000 for a Palestinian charity. More>>

ALSO:

NZEI: Teacher Shortage Plan Falls Short

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed the Government's announcement of new initiatives to address the growing teacher shortage, but says teaching must become a sustainable career choice if there is to be a long-term solution… More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels