Public Sector Shuffling
Tue, 27 Oct 1998 10:30:44 +1100
There are another two reports on this topic, one by Emma Connors
in the Fin Review:
and one by Dan Tebbutt in today's Australian.
While questions are being asked about the impact on current or
outstanding RFT's what interests me is what the government's
intentions and policies were to accommodate changes in the public
service when the initiative was planned - if any.
As far as I know, the government developed a static solution and
underestimated the dynamic nature of both the public service and of
the IT industry.
These things come back to haunt. Future generations of public
servants and IT service providers will spend many happy hours and
lots of money resolving problems that need never have been created
in the first place.
I wonder if the money spent fixing the problem will end up being
more than the money saved.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
-- Derek Bok