Magazine article Public Finance

Public Appointment Assessors Must Be Seen to Be Independent

Magazine article Public Finance

Public Appointment Assessors Must Be Seen to Be Independent

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A transparent recruitment and training system is needed for the assessors who advise government departments on public appointments, to avoid accusations that they are not independent.

That message came from the commissioner for public appointments, Baroness Fritchie, as she launched her annual report on July 13.

Independent assessors are supposed to ensure that appointments are not made through people being 'tapped on the shoulder', she said. 'But then I ask people how they became independent assessors and they tell me that someone tapped them on the shoulder.'

'Initial recruitment, on-going development and performance appraisal remains the responsibility of individual departments with no measure of consistency of methodology or standards quality assessment,' Fritchie complained. …

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