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Neil Rider outlines the new civil service approach to recruiting, including its move away from competencies and towards behaviours.

17 December 2018 | By Neil Rider
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FDA Convenor Barry Snelgrove discusses his fundraising efforts in the MoJ and why it’s still so important to draw attention to World AIDS Day.

30 November 2018 | By Barry Snelgrove
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This Young Workers Month Lizzie Houghton, co-convenor of the FDA Fast Stream Section, looks at how her union can help improve things for her own — and the next — generation.

21 November 2018 | By Lizzie Houghton
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Matt Ross talks to the Department for Exiting the European Union Permanent Secretary about dealing with the ‘unprecedented challenge’ of Brexit, working alongside the devolved administrations and defending allegations of partisan civil servants.

09 October 2018 | By Matt Ross
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This Bi Visibility Day, Christine Boden — Chair of the Ministry of Justice's LGBTQI network Spirit — describes why she will never stop "coming out".

23 September 2018 | By Christine Boden
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FDA Vice President Tony Wallace asks, if the acting Cabinet Secretary thinks all civil servants are brilliant, then why have they not been rewarded for it like their public sector colleagues?

06 August 2018 | By Tony Wallace
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The collapse of construction giant Carillion has thrown into question the UK government’s long-held attachment to outsourcing public services. Is cost-cutting to blame, or do ministers need to rethink Whitehall’s whole relationship with the private sector? Matt Foster investigates.

26 April 2018 | By Matt Foster
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Defence Permanent Secretary Stephen Lovegrove is the man with the tricky job of delivering the government’s expansive defence commitments on the tight budget set by the Treasury. Difficult choices lie ahead, he tells Matt Ross in our exclusive interview.

25 April 2018 | By Matt Ross
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A new study finds Whitehall non-execs are enjoying increasingly productive relationships with civil servants, but many feel frustrated by their limited role and a lack of engagement with ministers, writes Robert Hazell.

24 April 2018 | By Robert Hazell
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Last year’s Stevenson-Farmer report set out an ambitious agenda for improving mental health and wellbeing in the civil service. Craig Ryan explores the deep culture changes needed to make sure all civil servants can thrive at work.

18 April 2018 | By Craig Ryan
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