PERMANENT SECRETARIES’ MANAGEMENT GROUP
23 January 2008
ITEM 1: MATTERS ARISING
Lesley Strathie was welcomed as a new PSMG member as Head of
Profession for Operational Delivery.
Members discussed the Cabinet Secretary’s corporate priority issues for the
Health and wellbeing
CSSB would discuss these priorities further at its February meeting.
ITEM 2: CIVIL SERVICE PEOPLE ISSUES
Members were updated on a number of issues:
- Work looking at vision of the Civil Service as an employer in 2020.
- Workforce segmentation
- Sickness and absence data
- SCS workforce and reward strategy
- Standardising certain pay and conditions across government
Members were given an overview of the Skills Strategy. The Strategy was a
practical programme to address priority skills needs across government.
PSMG members approved the Strategy and committed to implement it.
Civil Service Compensation Scheme
Members considered current and future issues around the Civil Service
Compensation Scheme. Members agreed to consider this further at the next
ITEM 3: CROSS-CUTTING FUNDING
Members heard feedback from CSSB’s discussion on the process for funding
cross-cutting projects and how this could be implemented in departments.
ITEM 4: AOB
The next PSMG meeting would be on 23 April.