Sunday 11 December 2016

Pay for cock-ups

Published 19/11/2011 | 05:00

•With the announcement of reforms to the public service, would the time -- and the state of the country -- have arrived when public service employment contracts should include a section whereby a public servant who, by omission or commission causes public money to be wasted, should work for a period of years at reduced salary?

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The current situation, whereby the taxpayer is lumbered with the costs of these wastages is idiotic.

Cal Hyland
Rosscarbery, West Cork

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