In today's world, it's not hard to find yourself being recorded. With an explosion in security cameras and recording devices in virtually every pocket, private moments may not be so private after all. What transpires on those recordings can tell us a lot. In this installment of Reporter's Notebook, "CBS This Morning" co-host John Dickerson examines the good, the bad and the ugly of secretly recorded behavior – from parking lots to the West Wing. One test of a person's character is if they do the right thing when they don't think anybody's looking. This week, a grand jury report showed that the Catholic Church of Pennsylvania failed that test. White House staffers were facing that test daily, as recordings were released by a former top Trump official, Omarosa Manigault Newman. Weeks ago, the president's former lawyer Michael Cohen released a recording showing candidate Donald Trump talking about hush money payments to an alleged mistress that President Trump had said he knew … [Read more...] about Will public servants do the right thing when no one’s watching?
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AROUND 1million workers will get a pay hike as the Government today announces new public-sector salary rates. Ministers have lifted the 1 per cent cap on pay increases, meaning most employees are getting an above-inflation boost. Some workers will see a pay rise of as much as 3.5 per cent after years of squeezed salaries in the public sector. The Treasury said that the increases - first revealed by The Sun last night - would come from within existing budgets rather than imposing tax hikes or more borrowing. But Labour's Peter Dowd said: “The Government’s offer fails to compensate workers for the huge losses in income they have faced under the Tories’ brutal pay restraint policy. “The lack of new funding for departments also means pay rises will have to come at the cost of other services, pitting hard-working public servants against those they are working with.” With inflation currently standing at 2.3 per cent, some public-sector workers will still see … [Read more...] about Pay rise for 1million workers as Government announces public-sector salary hike – find out how much you could get
The working session took place under the chair of Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Politburo member and Chairwoman of the National Assembly. Minister of Home Affairs Le Vinh Tan delivered a report clarifying objectives, tasks and breakthrough solutions to implement the salary policy reform project. He emphasised the need to employ drastic solutions regarding finance and budget, personnel reduction, the restructuring of the contingent of officials and public servants, and the streamlining of the apparatus in the political system in order to ensure operational efficiency. Tan also stressed information work to raise public awareness of salary reform, as well as the role of people, fatherland front and socio- political organisations in implementing the reform. Members of the Party Central Committee (PCC) reached high consensus on the issuance of a resolution on salary reform. Be Xuan Truong, Deputy Defence Minister, applauded the feasibility of the project, saying it … [Read more...] about Salary reform heats up Party Central Committee’s 7th plenary meeting
Participants at the seventh plenary session of the 12th tenure Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee They are especially interested in the building of the contingent of cadres working for State agencies. While giving opinion on the project “building a contingent of cadres at all levels, especially strategic level, with sufficient virtue, capacity and prestige on par with their assigned tasks”, Le Thanh Nhan, a Party member from Thot Not district of Can Tho city mentioned the fact that there are civil servants working in public agencies but they do not have enough qualifications and capacity. He hoped the project would give solutions to personnel-related violations in State agencies, thus wining absolute trust of the people for the Party and State. Vo Thanh Do from Ninh Kieu district stressed the need to pay attention to training personnel, especially key cadres, saying that it is important to train people who are … [Read more...] about People hope for breakthroughs in personnel work, salary policy
Dr Ngo Duc Chinh, a lecturer at the Transport University in Hanoi, said besides certain achievements, the personnel work should draw lessons from a series of trials over the recent time involving many high-ranking cadres. In order to have a contingent of competent and clean cadres in the apparatus of the Party and public agencies, the lecturer said we should begin with the selection of cadres at the grassroots level which are Party cells and administrations of communes and wards. The work to clean up the apparatus should be done regularly to eliminate unqualified cadres. According to Chinh, “Only when we strengthen the contingent of cadres from the grassroots level can the Party and State build an administration that is close to the people and works for the people, thus enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of State management.” Sharing Chinh’s view, architect Do Ngoc Giao at the Tay Ho Architecture Consultation Company in Hanoi’s Hai … [Read more...] about Public expect breakthrough in personnel work