Make it easier to Dismiss Civil Servants

The Government needs a flexible workforce. The challenges facing the Island over the next 25 years are vast and as yet unknown in nature. As such the Government needs to be able to reduce the size and nature of the workforce as necessary. 

At present, the Government workforce is far too inflexible with great inequalities between layers. 

The very top of the civil service tree has people on massive salaries with sick pay entitlement of 6 months sick and 3 months half pay - UNSUSTAINABLE

Meanwhile, others have no security and zero hours contracts abound and temporary contracts.

All CS contracts should be limited to a maximum of 3 years after which time they have to re-apply for their jobs. 



Why the contribution is important

It will make Government smaller, smarter and more flexible to adapt to the challenge of the modern, post-Brexit world, while at the same time limiting money spent on dismissing unnecessary staff. 


Time limiting contracts stops the CS being such an old boys club! 

by Hard_Pressed_Taxpayer on April 12, 2017 at 02:31PM

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  • Posted by essjaydeeem April 12, 2017 at 15:04

  • Posted by bindyk April 12, 2017 at 15:06

    Then they would have more empathy with the stresses endured by the private sector perhaps?
  • Posted by OldSailor April 12, 2017 at 15:44

    Plus also make them pay back their wages for the period when they were not doing their jobs properly. With interest at 8% above base rate. lol.
  • Posted by Yukiyama April 12, 2017 at 17:38

    Better still cut CS by 25%.
    It's grown out of all proportion to our needs.
    "BioSphere Officers" what a utter waste of money.
  • Posted by Shale April 12, 2017 at 18:58

    Yes! they are the only jobs on iom with any security
  • Posted by Fairforall April 13, 2017 at 09:00

    All too frequently laziness and incompetence is rewarded either the person being moved sideways or a new post created. Little wonder the morale of those who are prepared to work is damaged or destroyed. Also the practice of promoting before retirement must be stopped.
  • Posted by Kieron April 19, 2017 at 21:33

    Fairforall you are so right. You have obviously seen it many times. We can all point to some useless idiot we have encountered who shouldn't have a job cleaning gutters let alone be in charge of a pen without proper supervision. And yet they prosper because of who they know, and because they make their manager look better than he really is. He is protected by protecting his apprentice, and the cycle of incomptence constinues downwards. We should have ever member of staff INDEPENDENTLY assessed as to their value.
  • Posted by Yukiyama April 23, 2017 at 23:09

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  • Posted by Shale April 26, 2017 at 06:24

    Yes @Kieron, the better you make the manager look, the safer their job also is. Isn't it called the Peter Principle? There isn't outstanding in the civil service but plenty of mediocre cogs in wheels. Outdo the manager and you are not on a secure footing.
  • Posted by Shale April 26, 2017 at 06:25

    There isn't enough flexibility within civil service to recognise outstanding achievement; not enough individualism encouraged.
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