The public service has been doing a lot of yelping for an outfit that has shed bugger-all blood.
One of the top manadarins has revealed that the squeeze on state service backroom functions has saved just $20 million in two years.
Or $10 million a year.
Let’s stack that alongside soccer celebrity David Beckham’s earnings of $US40 million last year…
The story about the scant savings made so far in the Government’s assault on public service profligacy is told at Stuff today –
The Government has shed more than 2500 jobs in the past three years and ordered chief executives to shave their IT and human resources bills as part of a drastic overhaul of the public service.
But despite ambitious plans to save $1billion over three years, a `benchmarking’ report to be published next week will show 31 agencies and departments have managed to reduce spending by just $20m.