Thursday, 23 October 2008

OUTRAGEOUS GOVERNMENT WASTE


A clue why the public accounts are in deficit for the next ten years and 18 billion of your taxes was wasted over the last seven years.

This is the increase in staff numbers by some major Government Departments over the last 7 years .
Oh and by the way there was no increase in output or improvement in quality of output.

Ministry of Education

2000

906 in Wellington

1224 nationwide

2002

1460 in Wellington

3675 nationwide

2004

1899 in Wellington

5553 nationwide

2006

1998 in Wellington

5756 nationwide

2007

2202 in Wellington

5907 nationwide

Ministry of Health

2000

834 in Wellington

911 nationwide

2002

1202 in Wellington

1673 nationwide

2004

1641 in Wellington

2204 nationwide

2006

1958 in Wellington

3545 nationwide

2007

2265 in Wellington

2595 nationwide

Department of Corrections

2000

1425 in Wellington

7698 nationwide

2002

1822 in Wellington

8595 nationwide

2004

2208 in Wellington

9435 nationwide

2006

2600 in Wellington

11,294 nationwide

2007

2723 in Wellington

12,877 nationwide

Ministry of Justice

2000

345 in Wellington

345 nationwide

2002

373 in Wellington

380 nationwide

2004

1817 in Wellington

4819 nationwide

2006

2199 in Wellington

5606 nationwide

2007

3468 in Wellington

5833 nationwide


Source: State Services Commission (figures include fulltime equivalent staff).

We thought it was bad but this is REALLY bad.


Our thanks to the spaz , and the old tazzy devil


5 comments:

alex Masterley said...

Don't forget courts and justice merged during this period which accounts, in part for the big increase there.
still the other increases are astonishing.

Observer said...

Just the tip of the iceberg!

in 2002 the New Zealand Food Safety Authority needed just five "policy analysts". Rumour is that they now have over 200!

That's GROWTH!!

Pique Oil said...

Excuse a poor ignorant old fella from the provinces, but what exactly does a "Policy Analyst" do?
Is this another term for "Shiny Arse"?

mawm said...

Excuse a poor ignorant old fella from the provinces, but what exactly does a "Policy Analyst" do?


Produce reports that are not read - that's in addition to the usual burocrat habits of scratching bits of anatomy, taking coffee breaks, having meetings, arriving late and leaving early, surfing the net, doing one's personal emails, and so on.

Observer said...

Pique Oil

My understanding is:
There are some who decide what reports should be written (Senior Policy Analysts),
Some who decide what font should be used (Senior policy advisors)
Some who decide how many pages the report should contain (Policy advisors)
Some who collect facts and figures from NZ Statistics (Policy analysts)
Some who write reports, (Junion Policy Analysts)
some who ensure the report is readable (Policy Editors)
some who read the reports that were written and edited (Policy investigators), and
some who file the reports (policy team administrators.
Then there are the others (POlicy Directors, Policy Managers, Policy Team Leaders) who make sure that the others know what they are doing.

As I understand it, the damand for these people is so high (an average day shows 100 vacancies on the Gov'ts job site with the word POLICY in them) that the basic qualification is a temerature of 37.7 and a regular expansion and compression of the chest.

Of course, this is just what I understand. The truth may be something to be concerned about!