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STS Team submit evidence to Public Administration Select Committee

 

In November 2012, the STS team submitted evidence to the Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) on the topic of the civil service reform agenda. In their executive summary, the team note:

  • The hub model of government proposed by the Civil Service Reform Plan potentially involves five types of reform: delegation, floating-off, contracting-out/joint ventures, offloading, and shared services.
  • Few of the more radical options were taken during the Public Bodies reform review.
  • The five types of reform present feasibility challenges for the government.
  • There is a tension between the centrifugal forces underlying the civil service reform plan’s ambition for improved and more efficient service delivery, and the centripetal forces of improved accountability that in part motivated the public bodies review.
  • Careful consideration of the sponsorship relationship linking ministers and delivery bodies is necessary to ensure that reform does not lead to increasingly opaque and fragmented institutional architecture of ever more sophisticated delivery structures.

For more information about the PASC inquiry on civil service reform, please click here. For the full document submitted by the STS team, please click here.

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