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Another efficiency dividend to pay for more carbon pollution

By johnboy - 16 July 2013 23

The Financial Review has word that Kevin Rudd’s watering down of the carbon tax is going to be paid for, amongst other things, by slapping another lazy efficiency dividend on the public service.

To avoid a hit to the budget from the lower price that carbon permits will be sold to industry, the senior levels of the federal public service will be required to become more efficient.

Sources said there would be an extra 1 per cent efficiency dividend imposed at the executive level and a 0.5 per cent extra dividend at senior executive level, delivering combined savings over the four-year budget forecasts of about $250 million.

It suits Kevin’s arm waving policy style, just blurt out a percentile and leave others to pick up the pieces.

Why go to the trouble of actually figuring out where the waste is?


UPDATE: The ABC is saying 800 EL jobs are going to go.

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Another efficiency dividend to pay for more carbon pollution
Thumper 7:30 pm 16 Jul 13

chewy14 said :

Mysteryman said :

Roundhead89 said :

justin heywood said :

“…. the senior levels of the federal public service will be required to become more efficient.”

Who writes this crap? Who believes it? The intention and reality is job cuts, and it has nothing to do with efficiency.

And it appears that EL1s and 2s will be hardest hit, hardly ‘senior level’ but often the most talented. Stupid. Stupid.

800 jobs. Just wait until the union hears about this! (jokes)

And I suppose the CPSU’s bosses will once again be totally mute about this and instead scream about the horrid Liberals and their “recession-inducing” PS cuts.

Of course they will. And the rusted-on Labor supporters and sheep will believe every bit of it.

And the Liberal faithful will continue claiming that these cuts are of the same magnitude as the Liberals planned cuts even though they aren’t even close.

True, but these cuts have be quietly going on for ages now.

The CPSU seems to be completely blind to it.

bigred 7:21 pm 16 Jul 13

Looking forward to reading the next few Secretary’s senior staffing changes emails, which hopefully start with (insert most difficult post menopausal SES officer name) has decided to leave the public service. Every agency can operate without them.

chewy14 5:56 pm 16 Jul 13

Can’t they just bite the bullet and get rid of the compensation scheme that went along with the Carbon tax?
Oh I forgot, ‘working families’ are doing it tough and there’s an election in the offing, carry on.

chewy14 5:54 pm 16 Jul 13

Mysteryman said :

Roundhead89 said :

justin heywood said :

“…. the senior levels of the federal public service will be required to become more efficient.”

Who writes this crap? Who believes it? The intention and reality is job cuts, and it has nothing to do with efficiency.

And it appears that EL1s and 2s will be hardest hit, hardly ‘senior level’ but often the most talented. Stupid. Stupid.

800 jobs. Just wait until the union hears about this! (jokes)

And I suppose the CPSU’s bosses will once again be totally mute about this and instead scream about the horrid Liberals and their “recession-inducing” PS cuts.

Of course they will. And the rusted-on Labor supporters and sheep will believe every bit of it.

And the Liberal faithful will continue claiming that these cuts are of the same magnitude as the Liberals planned cuts even though they aren’t even close.

p1 5:27 pm 16 Jul 13

A_Cog said :

When you say ‘Tampa’ they say, “yeah, Florida is totes laxxing.” FFS, #bureaucracy_fail.

Florida gives me the shits to #laxative_fail

I’d be interested to see how it would look economically if every single person acting up a level (usually to cover an unfilled vacancy) we to be dropped down to their nominal permanent grade.

I suspect it would be quite a saving. Of course, it would be kinda rude to then expect everyone to keep doing exactly what they were doing while being paid more….

Mysteryman 4:49 pm 16 Jul 13

Roundhead89 said :

justin heywood said :

“…. the senior levels of the federal public service will be required to become more efficient.”

Who writes this crap? Who believes it? The intention and reality is job cuts, and it has nothing to do with efficiency.

And it appears that EL1s and 2s will be hardest hit, hardly ‘senior level’ but often the most talented. Stupid. Stupid.

800 jobs. Just wait until the union hears about this! (jokes)

And I suppose the CPSU’s bosses will once again be totally mute about this and instead scream about the horrid Liberals and their “recession-inducing” PS cuts.

Of course they will. And the rusted-on Labor supporters and sheep will believe every bit of it.

Roundhead89 4:32 pm 16 Jul 13

justin heywood said :

“…. the senior levels of the federal public service will be required to become more efficient.”

Who writes this crap? Who believes it? The intention and reality is job cuts, and it has nothing to do with efficiency.

And it appears that EL1s and 2s will be hardest hit, hardly ‘senior level’ but often the most talented. Stupid. Stupid.

800 jobs. Just wait until the union hears about this! (jokes)

And I suppose the CPSU’s bosses will once again be totally mute about this and instead scream about the horrid Liberals and their “recession-inducing” PS cuts.

A_Cog 3:33 pm 16 Jul 13

justin heywood said :

And it appears that EL1s and 2s will be hardest hit, hardly ‘senior level’ but often the most talented. Stupid. Stupid.

Yep, agree with that. But there is a viable alternative where the APS can still ensure talent whilst reducing ‘senior levels’: nurture and develop the EL-level of quality talent at the APS5 and APS6 levels, by delegating work and actually helping APS5 and APS6 staff learn the same EL-level skills. I know middle-aged APS5 and APS6 who are highly capable, and I know EL1s in their late 20s who are absolutely clueless.

When you say ‘Tampa’ they say, “yeah, Florida is totes laxxing.” FFS, #bureaucracy_fail.

justin heywood 2:57 pm 16 Jul 13

“…. the senior levels of the federal public service will be required to become more efficient.”

Who writes this crap? Who believes it? The intention and reality is job cuts, and it has nothing to do with efficiency.

And it appears that EL1s and 2s will be hardest hit, hardly ‘senior level’ but often the most talented. Stupid. Stupid.

800 jobs. Just wait until the union hears about this! (jokes)

JessP 2:50 pm 16 Jul 13

I predict a lot more staff than the 800 suggested, looking at the amount they are trying to save.

p1 1:09 pm 16 Jul 13

…because we all know if you give a organisation less money they will continue to produce the same amount of work at the same quality year after year.

thebrownstreak69 12:20 pm 16 Jul 13

Interesting that Labor is still slashing and burning of the public service. Looks like there’ll be nothing left for Abbott to cut if the Libs get in.

HiddenDragon 11:49 am 16 Jul 13

So if the Parliament doesn’t agree to the change to the carbon pricing mechanism, will the cuts be reversed? (ha ha ha).

dungfungus 11:09 am 16 Jul 13

davo101 said :

percentile percentage

As the saying goes at my workplace: they can pretend they resource us and we’ll continue to pretend to do the work

Rudd and his entourage coming soon to a shopping centre near you.

davo101 9:54 am 16 Jul 13

percentile percentage

As the saying goes at my workplace: they can pretend they resource us and we’ll continue to pretend to do the work

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