Civil service

The term civil service can refer to either a branch of governmental service in which individuals are employed (hired) on the basis of professional merit as proven by competitive examinations; or the body of employees in any government agency apart from the military, which is a separate extension of any national government.

A civil servant or public servant is a person in the public sector employed for a government department or agency. The extent of civil servants of a state as part of the "civil service" varies from country to country. In the United Kingdom, for instance, only Crown (national government) employees are referred to as civil servants whereas county or city employees are not.

Many consider the study of service to be a part of the field of public administration. Workers in "non-departmental public bodies" (sometimes called "QUANGOs") may also be classed as civil servants for the purpose of statistics and possibly for their terms and conditions. Collectively a state's civil servants form its civil service or public service.

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Push for civil servants to return to office backfires as DfE runs out of desks

The Guardian 20 May 2022
Department for Education ordered workers to spend 80% of their time in the office leading to ‘chaotic’ conditions ......

Civil servants’ annual pension payouts ‘constantly underestimated’ over department ‘miscalculations’

Irish Independent 20 May 2022
“You base your estimate for the following year on the data to August in that year, he said.“You take on extra people, for example, and that creates extra contribution income that then feeds into the vote [the funding figure approved by the Dáil for that ......

Linton-On-Ouse: Civil servants booed at asylum centre meeting

BBC News 20 May 2022
Home Office officials were booed when they met with villagers opposing plans to use a former RAF base to house hundreds of male asylum seekers ... On Thursday senior civil servants were questioned for two hours by residents. During the meeting it was announced Home Secretary Priti Patel will meet with villagers to hear their concerns ... She said ... Features ... ....

Hong Kong’s civil servants are in line for record pay rise. Is it time to ...

South China Morning Post 20 May 2022
Human resources experts, bosses of small businesses say current formula places too much emphasis on private sector pay trends, does not reflect true job market situation ... ....

Gov’t, civil servants agree on method to settle issues

Jamaica Observer 20 May 2022
Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) President O’Neil Grant says the association and the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service have agreed on a methodology to quickly settle their outstanding issues. Grant, in a release yesterday, said “there is a commitment to return to the negotiating table within a week to advance these discussions” ... ....

Nearly 6,000 public servants will account for grant fraud, says Lindiwe Zulu

Business Day 20 May 2022
She said the investigation of the 242 found that “44 civil servants qualified to receive SRD grants as they were employed on a sessional basis, resulting in 198 civil servants to be taken for disciplinary and criminal action”. “Of the 198 civil servants, the department of public ......

BBC Question Time Audience Member Hits Out At Rees-Mogg's 'Smarmy' WFH Note

Huffington Post 20 May 2022
Last month, Rees-Mogg – a government minister with responsibility for efficiency – was labelled a “nasty patronising man” after leaving notes on the desks of civil servants who were not in the office ... “I’m a civil servant and I think that civil service leaders should let adults do ......

‘Right’ that ministers given Partygate fines should be identified, says Dominic Raab – UK politics live

The Guardian 20 May 2022
... course there needs to be transparency around that’ Name ministers fined in Partygate, Dominic Raab urges Sue Gray Civil servants and No 10 advisers furious over single fine for Johnson Analysis....

Name ministers fined in Partygate, Dominic Raab urges Sue Gray

The Guardian 20 May 2022
Deputy PM says there should be transparency about who breached Covid rules in civil servant’s report Today’s politics news – ......

Politics latest news: Sue Gray has right to name senior officials fined over partygate, says ...

The Daily Telegraph 20 May 2022
Dominic Raab has insisted it is up to Sue Gray whether she names senior civil servants who have been fined over the partygate scandal in her widely-anticipated report ... "Whether it is right in relation to civil servants I think is a question for Sue Gray and the Metropolitan Police.”....

Sue Gray planning to name No 10 Covid rule-breakers

BBC News 20 May 2022
Sue Gray wants to name civil servants who broke Covid rules at lockdown parties in and around Downing Street. The senior civil servant is now free to publish her full report on the parties after the Metropolitan Police wound up their investigation. The Met have not named any of the 83 individuals who have been fined ... More on this story. Related Topics....

Sue Gray 'could publish anonymised photos' of Downing Street partying in bombshell report on lawbreaking ...

The Daily Mail 20 May 2022
However, the senior civil servant's attempts to finalise the report are being hindered by Scotland Yard's refusal to identify the 83 people who received 126 fines between them ... Asked if Downing Street was trying to prevent the senior civil servant from publishing individual names ......

Boris Johnson overhauls No 10 as he awaits Sue Gray parties report

ITV 20 May 2022
It comes ahead of the publication of senior civil servant Sue Gray’s separate report into coronavirus lockdown gatherings in Downing Street and Whitehall, expected next week ... However, she will respect the convention of not naming junior civil servants in the final document, which is still being finalised....

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