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Unleashing a whole wide world of data: why Whole of Government Accounts are so important

8 June 2016

CIPFA's Gillian Fawcett argues that it's no use having a brilliant dataset if the figures aren't put to use

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Diversity lessons from abroad: Why the civil service must avoid an attack of the clones

8 June 2016

The success of innovative schemes from different parts of the world proves that diversity in government isn’t optional, it’s essential, argues Joshua Chambers

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Work-life balance tips from a Brussels and Whitehall civil servant

7 June 2016

 Balancing careers in the European Commission and corporate world with a young family have given Ian William Vollbracht and his wife valuable insights into having it all - some of the time 

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How workplace adjustments and talent pathways are helping to create a level-playing field for all civil servants

6 June 2016

Janet Hill, civil service disability inclusion chief, discusses the innovative programmes that are helping disabled colleagues reach their full potential

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Jess Bowie: The civil service's proud record as a disability-friendly employer must not be undermined by performance management

3 June 2016

From the CSW editor: A commitment to improving workplace adjustments for officials with disabilities is welcome. But possible discrimination is a real cause for concern

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Readers' verdict: Will quotas and questions about private school really help civil service diversity?

3 June 2016

CSW readers react to Labour's perm sec quotas plan – and the Cabinet Office's proposal to find out more about the backgrounds of Fast Stream applicants

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Dave Penman: If MPs want proper scrutiny of civil servants, they must stop grandstanding

1 June 2016

Select committees do valuable work, but the relentless grandstanding by some of their members damages public services and does nothing to hold government to account

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What do civil servants really think of the government's key suppliers?

1 June 2016

The latest Strategic Suppliers Index reveals that officials are increasingly focused on value for money – and frustrated with the rigidity of contracts

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Here's what civil service policymakers must learn from David MacKay, DECC's brilliant former science chief

31 May 2016

The former Energy and Climate Change chief scientist, who died earlier this year, taught his department how to do policymaking without the hot air – by making the process data-led, iterative and open

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Latest moves in the civil service & public affairs – May 31

31 May 2016

New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues on Dods People

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Latest moves in the civil service & public affairs – May 23

23 May 2016

New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues on Dods People

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DfID has opened eyes to violence against women and girls. Here's what it needs to do next

20 May 2016

Our review finds that the Department for International Development has focused global minds on combating violence against women and girls – but this is just the beginning