Monday, February 14, 2011

A Quiet Acheiver

Tony Ryall, that is.



Have a look at these figures from this morning's Herald. A few hard facts for Hammeroids to ponder.

THE PAY RATES

Number of Health Ministry staff paid more than $90,000 a year:

* 435 at July 1, 2009.
* 440 at July 1, 2010.

Number paid less than $90,000 a year.

* 1052 at July 1, 2009.
* 897 at July 1, 2010.

And the next one to go should be the bureaucrat who told the select committee:-

The ministry said the increase in the number of actual people earning over $90,000 reflected a lower level of vacancies at the senior level.
I'm still trying to figure out how that works.

9 comments:

pdm said...

Simple I tink Adolf. A few of them had a mate at the MOH who organised a job for them.

Graeme Edgeler said...

The ministry said the increase in the number of actual people earning over $90,000 reflected a lower level of vacancies at the senior level.I'm still trying to figure out how that works.

Simple. [Made up number to establish point]:

At 1 July 2009, there were 450 positions in the MOH which would pay $90,000+. 15 of those positions were at that point unfilled, possibly recently vacated and with an ongoing recruitment process.

At 1 July 2010, there will still 450 positions in the MOH which would pay $90,000+. 10 of those positions were unfilled. Fewer people had moved on from these positions (or had moved on at a time that would mean recruitment would still be ongoing at 1 July.

Same number of positions: 450 total, but fewer empty means more staff being paid at that level.

Phil said...

So... Graeme gets to fire Adolf now?

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Graeme. Thank you.

In short, they guy was bullshitting.

Reality is that there has been no l increase in the number of people being paid over 90k.

Why didn't he simply just say that?

In my book, the number of positions is the critical number, not the number of filled positions.

CB said...

The productivity gains would be even greater if the MOH improved some of it practices - especially updating the reporting systems that require mostly manual intervention and only accept floppy disks - yes they exist!!!

Anonymous said...

the number of positions is the critical number, not the number of filled position
Would you still say that if 99% were unfilled. Because it would be pretty hard to comment on the excessive wage bill..

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Anon, no I would not but then again I am a practical person rather than a fuckwitted theorist which your comment might indicate you to be.

Anonymous said...

On Adolf's planet 440 is not greater that 435. If you disagree you're a fuckwitted theorist. Lucky for us he doesn't work in financial services. Oh wait...

CB said...

Wow! Just yesterday I posted about the outdated systems at MOH and already Tony is on to it.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10706209

He is the best Minister of Health ever!!