Thursday, August 14, 2008

What does DOC do?

Waste a lot of money while sacking people?
The Department of Conservation is under fire for a rebranding exercise, following a restructuring.
Apparantly, people do not now enough of what DOC does.
I am sure we have readers who have their own suggestions.


Anonymous said...


a) headcount reduction

b) bringing in consultants to find reasons why they should not be abolished.

What these are, actually, are signs that the CEO expects a change of government and is planning on that basis. The consultants will be National-aligned, rather than Labour-aligned, you can bet.

So he would have done fine, except ACT (note ACT, not National) let the cat out of the bag..

KG said...

What does DOC do?
What they do is run around in some very expensive cars and boats, at the taxpayer's expense--while they treat public reserves as their own private fiefdom.
We could sack the lot of 'em and not notice a difference, except for the money saved.

Bryan Spondre said...

It is interesting that they have reduced the number of staff while at the same time public sector wages have outstripped that of the private sector. Presumably this is to meet budgetary targets. Presumably the PSA is happy for some staff to lose their jobs while others earn a lot more.

It used to be that public servants earned less because their jobs were a sinecure.

Clunking Fist said...

I have kbnown a few people who work for DOC, doing REAL conservation work. They volunteer for 2 years, baiting rats traps with out pay and then MAYBE they are given a job if one becomes available.

Me thinks Hukun placed her head in her hands and moaned when she heard this on the news "Why now, oh Lord, why now? Don't my ministers KNOW this is an election year?"

Keeping Stock said...

I've hat-tipped you on this, but I simply couldn't resist rephrasing your title in a post of my own:

Anonymous said...

Why not just merge them in with the MinEnvironment? That way we have one CEO and associated overhead, and they can al snuggle up together to conserve our past way of life.