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Briefings to incoming deputy secretarys

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From: Mark Paulson

Dear Ministry of Education,

I understand that at the start of October the Ministry implemented a new structure for its senior levels of management known as deputy secretaries and associated roles for people in the offices of these very senior roles.

I would like to request under the Official Information Act several sets of information please as follows:

The number of positions affected by the restructure I.e. How many positions were disestablished and how many were created. I am not interested in the number of positions that simply moved or had changes in reporting lines unless the significance/size of the roles significantly changed.

I would also like you to tell me the net cost impact of the changes, ideally by setting out the total costs of roles disestablished and the total cost of new roles created, while I would prefer this to be itemised individually for each role, if it makes it easier then I am happy to receive the summary information ( for eg: 4 roles dissestablished with salary savings totalling $400,000 per annum and overhead cost savings totalling $100,000 pa. And 2 new roles created with new salary costs of $300,000 and overhead costs of $60,000). I do not want or need specific salary levels for any individual person or position, but rather the overall costs and savings to the Ministry. So please use salary bands or similar to protect privacy etc but I do want to have a figure with some integrity I.e Not an estimate that has a range of hundreds of thousands of dollars. I appreciate that some new roles may not have been filled as yet, if so please use a sensible figure for salary and other costs presumably 100% of the relevant job band.

I would also like to receive a copy of any and all individual "Briefings for the Incoming Deputy Secretary" or any documents with a similar name or purpose that may have been prepared for each Deputy secretary of business groups.

Please also advise the direct external costs of preparing any such briefing materials for deputy secretaries i.e. any costs that are not covered by existing ministry expenditure eg: I am not interested in costing the hours of any existing ministry employees who were assigned to prepare such documentation, but I am interested in knowing of any costs that were specifically incurred just to do this task eg if a new person/s was hired for this purpose, or if an external party eg contractors/consultants or advisers to the Ministry whether individuals or firms, or graphic design or printing or related publication costs were contracted to do this work.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Paulson

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Mōrena Mark

 

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Ngā mihi

 

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Education | AG

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