22 August 2011

Churn baby churn

Kathy Dunderdale is setting a record for changes in the senior public service.

Dunderdale upped her score last week with a single announcement that made seven changes at the executive director and to assistant deputy minister levels. That brings her total since taking office to 16 announcements involving 26 positions.

By comparison, in 2009 and 2010 Danny Williams made changes to 28 positions in the senior public service each year.

Frequent changes to senior management have been linked to problems in administration. They might explain the  delays and massive cost overruns the current administration has been experiencing since 2003.

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