Counting Heads

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  • The IBM ‘deal’ is similar. The funding for the positions in scope for the deal was transferred to IBM but IBM can use the resources any way they wish and they are only accountable for maintaining a certain level of service. Anything extra that is wanted or needed … Will cost extra. The next government will get to deal with all of this.

    Cecile | July 4, 2013 | Reply

  • Yes, Bill.
    Governments and news reporters seem to be more interested in forecasts and budgets than in actuals. I’m really wondering if they understand that a budget is in fact just a forecast. It’s a target. To reduce a budget is not the same as reducing costs. Are you suggesting that Mr. Steele meant that by reducing the amount of civil servants from a 2010 authorized number of 10935 down to an actual of 9976 represents an honest reduction of about 10%. It’s difficult to believe that a successful business man, (which he is), would make such a mental error.

    Michael J Monteith | April 13, 2013 | Reply

  • Their spin can be summarized in two words
    1) eristic
    2) obdurate

    bill | April 12, 2013 | Reply

  • Your head count is quite ‘civil’ but doesn’t break down into recognizale divisions – too bad. Itwould be from such a list that obvious overload would become obvious. Nor does it outline the ‘public’ sector workers – who are also paid from the tax trough.

    While the division list would be reducable…it is the whole picture of public workets that needs to be ‘ worked at’

    gordon a.... | April 12, 2013 | Reply