Business of Government: workforce data, the capital loses a taonga and more...

Business of Government: workforce data, the capital loses a taonga and more...
Mike Joy is a casualty of the Institute of Governance and Policy Studies' demise (Image: NZME)
Jem Traylen
Public service workforce up almost 4% in 9 monthsHat tip to Anna Whyte at The Post for either spotting or being tipped off about the Public Service Commission’s latest release of workforce data.For the first time, the commission has published the data on a quarterly basis but made no announcement and the release has effectively been buried on a difficult to find page on its website.The government has plenty of reasons to be sensitive about the numbers given that National is promising to fund its tax cuts by cutting both the number of...

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