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Labour and Greens say lack of interest in health job worrying

Labour and Greens say lack of interest in health job worrying
Wellington, July 18 NZPA - A lack of interest in the Health Ministry's top job shows concerns about the Government's direction for the sector, Labour and the Greens say. However the Government says it is just a matter of getting the right person for the job.

Public service bosses' expenses to be released

Public service bosses' expenses to be released
Wellington, June 29 NZPA - Public service chief executives will face the same scrutiny as government ministers when their credit cards spending and other expenses are released to media.

Key says report findings not news to him

Key says report findings not news to him
Wellington, June 8 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says results in a report showing education and health were among the poorest performing government departments are unsurprising.

State sector wage bill showing restraint - minister

State sector wage bill showing restraint - minister
Wellington, June 1 NZPA - The state sector is showing more restraint than the private sector over wage bills, State Services Minister Tony Ryall says.

SSC report will cover more pay rates

SSC report will cover more pay rates
Wellington, May 31 NZPA - More state sector chief executives will have their salaries publicly disclosed in the next State Services Commission (SSC) annual report. State Services Minister Tony Ryall said today the Government considered greater transparency was important.

Learning State to be separate entity

Learning State to be separate entity
Wellington, May 7 NZPA - Learning State, the industry training organisation for the public sector which is currently part of the State Services Commission, will become a separate entity on July 1.

State servants committed to their jobs, despite cuts - survey

State servants committed to their jobs, despite cuts - survey
By Paloma Migone of NZPA Wellington, April 23 NZPA - State sector employees remain engaged with their jobs despite large cuts and restructuring, a recent survey shows.

ACC staff member referred to the SFO

ACC staff member referred to the SFO
Wellington, April 20 NZPA - A former ACC staff member has been referred to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) following concerns about the lease arrangements and purchase of buildings for ACC offices.

State agencies do better at providing services - survey

State agencies do better at providing services - survey
Wellington, April 15 NZPA - The public service has delivered better for New Zealanders in most areas, a new survey shows, but education and training and social assistance services have lagged behind.

Minister dismisses claims of cost blowouts at Housing NZ

Minister dismisses claims of cost blowouts at Housing NZ
Wellington, March 19 NZPA - Housing Minister Maurice Williamson has dismissed claims from Labour that costs of a business case for an IT system overhaul at Housing New Zealand are spiralling out of control.

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