"SAVE" ideas from Goverment employees.

While I applaud the Save Programme I do think that every Goverment employee should be asked, or told to make suggestions about savings that can be made within the department they work for. 

Be it about departmental purchases, the overuse of consultants, contracting out, the misuse of Gov. supplied mobiles and vehicles etc., over employment or any other area where savings and effiencies can be made.

The collective departmental responses should then be made public by that named department.

I think also that each and every head of department should declare publicly his or her individual ideas where savings can be made.  

MHK's and MLC's should also publicly declare their suggestions to enhance the interests of their "Open and Transparent Governance".


Why the contribution is important

Every single public sector worker, including our Politicians must know of waste and failings within the department that they work in.

All of the above are, afterall being paid by us the taxpayer for the betterment of the Isle of Man.

For the future success of our Island savings and efficiencies must be implemented.



by Fairforall on May 09, 2017 at 09:52AM

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  • Posted by ManxVoter May 09, 2017 at 10:14

    Apparently they have

    (Falls off chair)
  • Posted by dpfellows May 09, 2017 at 19:53

    Let's face it Fairforall this exercise is about achieving a sustainable reduction in costs of about 2.5%.

    That reduction should be child's play for Departments to deliver and the real target for sustained cost reduction should be very significantly higher and much more stretching.
  • Posted by ManxVoter May 10, 2017 at 11:56

    It's almost as if nobody is really trying very hard :-)
  • Posted by ninjadispenser May 12, 2017 at 01:20

    They don't want to cut themselves out of a job by saying "actually two people could do the work currently being done by four" or "we didn't really need the new office furniture but it was our turn to be refitted so............"
    Departments have to justify their existence before they do anything else and it becomes a matter of survival. Asking for utter openness and genuine reports on savings to be made is difficult as it raises the spectre of self sacrifice and that isn't easy when you have a mortgage to pay............
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