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The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Senior appointments in 2015 #nlpoli

Orders in Council up to the end of August 2015, show that the cabinet has made on 13 appointments at the rank of deputy minister and assistant deputy minister since the beginning of the new calendar year.

That’s roughly on par with the changes made in 2014.

It’s dramatically short of the record 51 such . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Senior appointments in 2015 #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Churn dropped sharply in 2014 #nlpoli

Orders-in-council show that cabinet made a total of 20 appointments in 2014 at the ranks of assistant deputy minister and deputy minister or the equivalents.

Compare that to 51 senior executive changes made by cabinet in 2013.  That was anew record,  surpassing the records set previously in 2011 and 2012.

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. . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Churn dropped sharply in 2014 #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Record churn in senior public service in 2013 #nlpoli

Three deputy minister appointments announced on Tuesday brings the number of senior executive appointments in the public service to 24 in the second half of 2013, according to information from the provincial government’s Order in Council database.

That brings the total number of senior executive appointments in 2013 to 51.  Cabinet made 27 such appointments . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Record churn in senior public service in 2013 #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Do they get free roller blades? #nlpoli

Premier Kathy Dunderdale made a few more appointments on Friday to boost her chances of setting a phenomenal record for shifting people around in the senior ranks of the provincial public service.

She made three appointments following hot on the heels of the quickie switcheroo made necessary by Robert Thompson’s apparently unexpected resignation last month.

. . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Do they get free roller blades? #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Churn, churn, churn #nlpoli

For your consideration:  a conspicuously large number of changes in the senior levels of the provincial public service over the past four years or so.

The most recent person to hold the most senior position in the public service – Clerk of the Executive Council  – has held seven different positions in seven years. At . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Churn, churn, churn #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Poster Child for the Churn #nlpoli

On Tuesday, Premier Kathy Dunderdale appointed Julia Mullaley to the top job in the provincial public service – Clerk of the Executive Council  – to replace Robert Thompson, who is retiring.

The news release announcing Mullaley’s appoint rattles off the jobs that she has held, but you really have to do a little sleuthing to . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Poster Child for the Churn #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Q2 2013 Churn Appointments #nlpoli

Cabinet made 12 appointments at the deputy minister and assistant deputy minister rank in the second quarter of the  2013 calendar year (01 April  to 30 June).

The information comes from cabinet orders (orders-in-council) needed to make these appointments and released by the provincial government via its website.

That’s consistent with the 15 appointments made . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Q2 2013 Churn Appointments #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Keep on churnin’ #nlpoli

You can add another five changes to the record of senior executive appointments cabinet has made since the beginning of the year, according to orders-in-council posted to the provincial government’s website.

That brings the total for Calendar Year 2013 to 20.

Six the 20 are acting appointments, meaning that cabinet will either have to confirm . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Keep on churnin’ #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The 2013 Q1 Churn Appointments #nlpoli

One of the great things about having orders in council readily available is that people can find information.

That’s exactly why the current administration has kept them as secret as possible since 2003 and continue to censor them, even though orders in council are entirely public documents.

But at least in the wake of the . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The 2013 Q1 Churn Appointments #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Dunderdale hits churn record for 2012! #nlpoli

A retroactive appointment announcement issued Thursday secured Premier Kathy Dunderdale’s record for the most changes in the senior ranks of the public sector in recent history.

On December 11, Dunderdale announced an appointment that brought her total of appointments to 47.  On January 16, though, she announced that Ross Reid had taken up a new . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Dunderdale hits churn record for 2012! #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Dunderdale adds more churn #nlpoli

Not content to rest on her laurels for changes in senior public sector management, Premier Kathy Dunderdale announced two more changes on Monday.

That brings the total for 2012 to 47, not including the two other changes implicit in the November 01 announcement.

Based on previous announcements, there would typically be at least one more . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Dunderdale adds more churn #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: C.H.U.R.N #nlpoli

The first day of a new month and Premier Kathy Dunderdale is continuing to set new records of turn-over in the senior ranks of the provincial public service.

It’s been a mere two weeks since the record-setting 40th change in a single year.  On Thursday, Dunderdale added five more: a new deputy minister in advanced . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: C.H.U.R.N #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Dunderdale hits new record #nlpoli

Premier Kathy Dunderdale made a record-setting change to the senior ranks of the provincial public service on Friday with the appoint of Peter Au as the new assistant deputy minister of fiscal and taxation policy with the province’s finance department.

This is the 40th change to the senior public service Dunderdale’s made in a single . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Dunderdale hits new record #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Dunderdale on track for 100% #nlpoli

Premier Kathy Dunderdale tied the record on Friday for senior executive changes in the provincial public service.

She appointed an acting deputy minister of justice to replace a fellow who has gone off to his reward as a justice of the supreme court.

Dunderdale set the record last year with 39 changes in a . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Dunderdale on track for 100% #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: 38! #nlpoli

This will be a record year fort changes in the senior ranks of the provincial public service.

On Friday, Premier Kathy Dunderdale announced change number 38 for 2012.  That puts her one off last year’s record total.

And as we told you a couple of weeks ago, she’s on track for 49 changes this . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: 38! #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Swirl Continues #nlpoli

As it appears, all the talk last week in the Telegram editorial about the unusually large churn in the senior ranks of the provincial public service caused a bit of a churn in the stomachs of some people around St. John’s.

Some of them – including one curious series of Twitter comments – insisted . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Swirl Continues #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Disappeared Deputy? #nlpoli

Last summer, the provincial government proudly announced the appointment of a new deputy minister of natural resources.

The release included Diana Dalton’s biography.  She’s a lawyer who graduated from Dalhousie in 1979:

… Throughout the course of her career, Ms. Dalton has worked with the Governments of Nova Scotia and Papua New Guinea, as well . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Disappeared Deputy? #nlpoli