Tech brain drain in NZ government departments

Govt Techies leaving for greener pastures?Government departments lost a significant number of high-tech employees last year, according to a new survey. The State Services Commission's annual Human Resources Capacity Survey examines employment characteristics of the public service in New Zealand. They found that information and communications technology (ICT) roles like systems analysts, programmers and customer support officers fell by 13.5 percent in the year to June 30, 2011 - the biggest drop of all government employment groups. There were 1738 ICT fulltime [...]

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IRD confirms job cuts in regional offices

Inland Revenue has confirmed it's cutting 156 jobs from its regional offices. The affected branches are Rotorua, New Plymouth, Napier, Nelson and Invercargill. Deputy Commissioner Carolyn Tremain said the original proposal was for 191 job losses, but after consultation with staff the number has been reduced to 156. She said IRD will keep its offices, but where and how it does some work would change. The process is expected to take 18 months, and will start early next year.

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