The deputy prime minister insists he just has high expectations of his staff but that is not what ‘professionalism’ really means.
RIshi Sunak has said he won’t suspend the deputy prime minister while dozens of accusations about his conduct are investigated.
Chief adviser Dominic Cummings doesn’t have much time for the civil service, preferring political appointees instead.
Dominic Cummings should read up on a deeply flawed experiment from the 1940s before he reads through those job applications.
Boris Johnson’s adviser is asking job applicants to give him their all. And in return? He’ll fire them on the spot if they don’t fit in.
In the US, some federal departments become known as ‘turkey farms’ – stuffed with loyal but ultimately useless political appointees.
Public officials are now in the spotlight: Does the public view them as professionals, bound by duty, or as elites who invoke ideals while pursuing their own agendas?
Contrary to stereotypes of nepotism and corruption, African governments such as Ghana’s work hard to respond to need over politics. They can mostly resist politics, but not entirely.
It’s dismantling the Office of Personnel Management and relocating hundreds of USDA research jobs on short notice.
Ramaphosa’s “new dawn” will require a rigorous evidence-base of what works to guide high-level policy planning and design.
Changes to the official mandates guiding nonprofits and government agencies might be less significant than they appear.
The Trump administration may do well to make a friend of the federal bureaucracy it’s so intent on gutting, according to an expert who studies the role of civil servants in government.
The president manages more than 200 organizations that make up the federal government. A survey of 3,500 federal managers shows they struggle with recruiting and retaining skilled workers.
The mandarins tasked with making Brexit happen are under strain.
Zimbabwe has experienced another wave of discontent, manifesting in protests by its citizenry. This may well herald a change in the idea of citizenship in the country.