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DCC: New Year revelation on staff bonuses

Keep the non-surprises coming, CEO Sue Bidrose – we know there are many more to hand, your work is not yet done. Thanks to Paul Orders for chopping this.

Hmmm, the sacked former Athol Stephens (former DCC CFO) re-imaged 1CFO Athol Stephens’ name pops up again. Who are the other ‘council managers’ that raided the pot to feather their staff? And how many managers is the city council still lumbered with? Ms Bidrose, you need LESS of them and no soft wicket for those that need to remain. STOP all make-work schemes.

### ODT Online Mon, 6 Jan 2014
Staff bonuses almost history, council says
By Chris Morris
The Dunedin City Council has moved to ”severely curtail” the payment of cash bonuses to staff, amid concerns payments and gifts worth more than $2 million had been distributed unfairly, it has been confirmed. Council chief executive Dr Sue Bidrose told the Otago Daily Times the council had been moving away from the system of cash and non-cash bonuses for more than a year.
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Lingering issue: “…staff deemed to be “consistent, long-term, high-level performers” could earn pay increases to 102.5% or 105% of the normal remuneration for their roles”.

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

*Image: Athol Stephens re-imaged by Whatifdunedin

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