‘Problem staff’ being shifted around Burton’s department

31st May, 2015
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Joan Burton, Minister for Social Protection

A damning report has found that that “problem staff” in the Department of Social Protection are being allowed to coast along without any effective intervention by their managers.

It found that they are being moved from one area to another to minimise their impact and share the burden around.

And it said that many of the department’s 7,000 staff felt “disempowered” and like “cogs in a machine” due to its hierarchical structure, which...

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