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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ERA upholds dismissal for taking blank DVD

Beware the blank DVD. It has become the modern day equivalent of the pen or envelope by which employers can catch you out with their principles.A man who took a blank DVD from his workplace for his own use has been found to have been justifiably fired from his job. David Dumolo worked as an information technology technician for the Lakes District Health Board, helping hospital sites in Taupo and Rotorua. In May last year he was dismissed from his job [...]

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IRD to axe 200 jobs

The tax vampires are having an in-house clean out.The Inland Revenue Department is set to axe 200 jobs in regional offices. Details of the plan are being released to staff today. The Taranaki Daily News reports that IRD branches in Rotorua, New Plymouth, Nelson and Invercargill are going to have staff numbers halved in less than a year. Rotorua is to lose 44 of its 67 positions, New Plymouth 42 out of 63, Nelson will be reduced to 22 [...]

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