A breach of political neutrality?
Is it appropriate to have advisers appointed by and accountable to the Minister and not the Chief Executive of the department who is funding them? The PSA has asked the Auditor General to investigate.
Listen to the discussion on Morning Report
SSC releases findings on whether there was political interference in the decision to award a contract to a party activist. Report
The PSA was surprised to learn that the Auditor General had developed guidelines on managing conflicts of interest - and even more surprised at some of the content. Guidelines
"The guidelines that refer to personal views, opinions and beliefs of public servants and the people with whom they live , I believe is a step too far," PSA national secretary Brenda Pilott said on Checkpoint, 25 July 2007.
PSA calls for clarity
The PSA says greater clarity is needed for public servants who have a politically active partner or family member. More