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Offline danrok

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Civil servants given hotel rooms at Radisson hotel
« on: October 08, 2011, 12:46:56 AM »
News item here:
http://www.thisisjersey.com/news/2011/10/07/four-star-emergency/

Yet more money up the wall.

Perhaps they were too drunk to find their way home?

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Re: Civil servants given hotel rooms at Radisson hotel
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2011, 01:12:06 AM »
"Snouts in trough".
 Once again it will be spun as an invaluable exercise............

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Re: Civil servants given hotel rooms at Radisson hotel
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2011, 11:41:19 PM »
It is laughable, considering this was some kind of major civil emergency training - in a 4 star hotel!

Do the U.S. Marines train in hotels? Somehow I think not. These being the people who actually carry out major disaster relief operations all round the globe, for real, and successfully.

In any real full-scale emergency, these soft pampered civil-servants would be the last people you would want in control.

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Re: Civil servants given hotel rooms at Radisson hotel
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2011, 12:05:22 AM »
It is laughable, considering this was some kind of major civil emergency training - in a 4 star hotel!

Do the U.S. Marines train in hotels? Somehow I think not. These being the people who actually carry out major disaster relief operations all round the globe, for real, and successfully.

In any real full-scale emergency, these soft pampered civil-servants would be the last people you would want in control.

If there was a real life emergency they would be all bunkered up wherever civil servants get bunkered up!  Leaving the likes of us open to the elements and any possible danger. 

Like something out of 'Spooks' it really is a laugh.

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Re: Civil servants given hotel rooms at Radisson hotel
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2011, 12:23:28 AM »
Why couldn,t they have used the Town Hall?
Do they keep rooms booked at the Radisson 365 days a year just in case a real situation occurs(Wouldn,t surprise me).
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Re: Civil servants given hotel rooms at Radisson hotel
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2011, 02:18:36 AM »
Tuesday 3rd  May 2011

What happened next? And why JR might not care about an overnight stay

STATEMENTS ON A MATTER OF OFFICIAL RESPONSIBILITY
5.       The Chief Minister - statement regarding the appointment of a new Chief Executive to the Council of Ministers
5.1     Senator P.F.C. Ozouf (The Deputy Chief Minister):

I would like to take this opportunity to update Members on the programme for appointing a new Chief Executive to the Council of Ministers.  The Council of Ministers has reviewed the current Chief Executive’s role and responsibility and has decided it would be appropriate to restructure the role.  We have also considered the current structure of responsibilities of the Council of Ministers, Ministers and accounting officers.  This is particularly relevant since the Public Accounts Committee has also reviewed the structure and published its report of 16th March.  The Council of Ministers believe that the current structure needs to be reviewed with the intention of creating greater clarity and accountability.  The Council intends to lodge a report and proposition setting out the draft terms of reference and a structure of this review with the intention of securing a debate in June or July.  This will be a significant review and any changes would need to be thoroughly explored and enshrined in legal changes.  It is therefore likely that it would take up to 3 years to review and implement changes.  The Council of Ministers therefore intends to appoint the new Chief Executive on a 3-year contract in order to mirror the likely length of the proposed review.  The current Chief Executive will be leaving at the end of May and the Chief Minister has therefore appointed Mr. John Richardson, who is the current Deputy Chief Executive, as the Interim Chief Executive in order to allow the appointment process of a 3-year Chief Executive to proceed.  The Chief Minister has said he has every confidence, as I do, in Mr. Richardson as Interim Chief Executive and we thank him for agreeing to take on this role.  The States needs a top class Chief Executive to deal with the challenges of the next 3 years.  These include the Comprehensive Spending Review, supporting a new Council of Ministers and maintaining performance.  However, the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers believe that in the first instance the job should be advertised locally with the intention of appointing a Jersey person to be Government’s most senior official.  The post will be advertised this week with the intention of completing the selection process by early July.  The Chief Minister wishes to make it clear we are seeking a local candidate so will only appoint someone who can meet all of the requirements of the role.  The Appointments Commission will be participating in overseeing the process and the Chairman is determined to ensure that the appointed person is fully capable of fulfilling the role.  The Chief Minister will keep Members informed of progress.
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Re: Civil servants given hotel rooms at Radisson hotel
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2011, 02:24:44 AM »
The next Chief Minister should have the task of appointing the next the Chief Executive to the Council of Ministers not the present setup.  Grrrr!  More of the same!

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Re: Civil servants given hotel rooms at Radisson hotel
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2011, 03:27:20 AM »

Not 14............... the figure has gone up to 21. Three had sense and were probably sober enough to drive home or got taxi's. There were also some speakers, it is probably fair to assume the speakers were brought in especially for the night at a fee. At least three employees  went home which begs the question why didn’t the rest.

If it was worthwhile Mr Richardson, then you won’t mind letting the people who paid for it know how much it cost, down to the last bottle of wine.

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JERSEY’S top civil servant has defended last week’s overnight stay at the Radisson for himself and 20 colleagues, saying that the value of the emergency planning event was ‘phenomenal’.

Acting States chief executive John Richardson was one of 21 senior public sector employees who spent the night at the four-star hotel as part of an emergency planning conference. The cost of the event has not been revealed.

Mr Richardson said that work had stopped at around 11.45 pm on Thursday and resumed at about 7 am on Friday. He added that three of the 24 delegates had not stayed overnight.

He said the event had been both worthwhile and good value for money. He said: ‘The benefit that this group has had and the quality of the speakers have been phenomenal.’

http://www.thisisjersey.com/news/2011/10/10/radisson-stay-for-civil-servants-well-worth-the-expense/

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Re: Civil servants given hotel rooms at Radisson hotel
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2011, 04:50:31 AM »
So what Richardson i have started work at 6am and got home the following day at 1.45am just to get up at 5am to get back to work for 6am. Did this for 6 days. I could have slept on the job i suppose and got overtime payed right through the night but no i was told to go home. This was doing hard manual skilled mental work. Next time one should ask to be put up at the Radisson. Guess what the answer would be.