Business of Government: The 'PIF' is back, what went wrong with banking procurement, and more...

Business of Government: The 'PIF' is back, what went wrong with banking procurement, and more...
The first agency performance review report to roll off the presses in three years is actually nothing to shout about. (Image: Getty)
Jem Traylen
The ‘PIF’ is back!A recent performance review of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples rated 14 out of 23 aspects of organisational delivery and capability as “developing”, while four, including performance focus and its operating model, were rated “weak”.The Public Service Commission nevertheless said the review found the ministry had “a good base to build on”, choosing to highlight the five aspects rated as “embedding”, the second-highest of four steps on the rating scale (none were rated...

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