In today's Guardian, head of the civil service Sir Bob Kerslake responded to the results of the FDA's SCS survey, which indicated that two-thirds of SCS members' morale is so low that they are considering leaving their job.
Sir Bob refuted these figures, stating "our [2012 civil service people] survey shows only one in 20 are considering that option, comparable with what you would expect to find in any high-performing organisations with good, dynamic staff."
Read the full story:Whitehall at war? That's not what civil servants sayThe Guardianwww.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jan/31/civil-service-staff-survey-positive
The FDA tweeted the following response:
#civilservice survey shows 20% want to leave within a year; ours shows 24% senior civil servants want to go = time for a proper reform debate
The FDA issued a press release responding to the ongoing civil service reform debate:A shoestring civil service puts Government at risk, says FDA
Ministers and Whitehall mandarins need to get a gripThe Telegraphwww.telegraph.co.uk/comment/9837241/Ministers-and-Whitehall-mandarins-need-to-get-a-grip.html
Francis Maude: We must reform the public sectortelegraph.co.uk www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/9839774/Francis-Maude-We-must-reform-the-public-sector.html
Former civil servants call for end to row over Whitehall appointmentsGuardian Public Leaders Networkwww.guardian.co.uk/public-leaders-network/2013/jan/30/civil-servants-whitehall-row
Whitehall's permanent revolutionpublicfinance.co.ukopinion.publicfinance.co.uk/2013/01/whitehalls-permanent-revolution/