All posts by Liz Heron

  • Contractors for US federal IT upgrade announced

    The starting gun has been fired on a drive to modernise information technology across the US Federal Government, with the award of contracts to five private companies. The drive, which

    • Posted March 21, 2018
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  • Australia’s first employee-led mutual wins AUS$47m contract

    Public servants in South Australia are setting up an independent, employee-led mutual organisation to provide government services, in the country’s first such project. The organisation, which is staffed by former

    • Posted March 19, 2018
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  • UN calls for gender monitoring of Pakistani appointments

    Women face social barriers to decision-making posts in Pakistan’s federal civil service, a UN study has found – prompting senior UN figures to call for the introduction of a tracking

    • Posted March 15, 2018
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  • Zimbabwean officials promised long-awaited bonuses

    The Zimbabwean government has released a payment schedule for the 2017 end-of-year public service bonus, ending months of uncertainty for civil servants and other public sector staff. But the wait

    • Posted March 11, 2018
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  • Targets are cracking Australia’s glass ceiling, says minister

    Women now make up 42% of all public board members appointed by the Australian government, foreign affairs minister Julie Bishop has said, putting the high proportion down to the introduction

    • Posted March 8, 2018
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  • Scotland passes gender equality law for public boards

    Legislation to require equal representation of women on public sector boards in Scotland has been passed by the Scottish Parliament. MSPs voted by 88 to 28 in favour of the

    • Posted March 7, 2018
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  • Kenya’s public service commission proposes ethnic quota system

    Kenya’s Public Service Commission (PSC) has drawn up an ethnic quota system for recruitment to the civil service, in a bid to promote diversity and inclusion. The quota system, which

    • Posted March 4, 2018
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  • Canada plans to replace Phoenix pay system

    The Canadian government has announced plans to replace the beleaguered Phoenix pay system, blamed for making errors in calculating the pay of tens of thousands of public servants. It has

    • Posted March 1, 2018
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  • Hunt for New Zealand’s first CTO is widened

    The search for New Zealand’s first chief technology officer is to continue, after the government decided not to make an appointment from among the 60 applicants. An appointment for the

    • Posted February 28, 2018
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  • Top Juncker aide named as EC secretary-general

    The top aide to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has been named as the organisation’s next secretary-general. The appointment of head of cabinet Martin Selmayr as the European Union’s most

    • Posted February 22, 2018
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