Friday 19 January 2018

Forget the Trojans, motivate civil slackers

Richard Curran

Richard Curran

PUBLIC Expenditure and Reform Minister Brendan Howlin couldn't have chosen a worse time to talk about bonuses for civil servants.

He may have a point about some people having to do "Trojan" work -- but surely the best way to deal with that is to tackle those who aren't doing enough?

Howlin did also talk about punishing the poor performance of those in the civil service who are not pulling their weight, but as ever, the problem is who decides.

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