Deputy governor’s minutes continue to shrink

| 13/06/2013

(CNS): The latest minutes released by the deputy governor’s office are continuing on their decreasing path with very little information about the high level civil service management meetings. The minutes, which record the 27 May meeting, indicate that Deputy Governor Franz manderson had met with Alden McLaughlin, who was the Premier Elect at the time, to discuss the 'Rationalisation of the Public Service' and that a presentation was going to be provided to the newly elected government. The minutes also reveal that the current version of the sexual harassment policy was to be presented to the deputy governor for approval, following a review by the Legal Department.

However, very little else is revealed about what was discussed between the public sector bosses during the meeting, which lasted until 3:15pm

See a copy of the minutes below.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Deputy Governor. This is a position that should be made redundant. There is no real need for it and a total waste of funds for a country that is broke.

  2. Anonymous says:

    So glad to see that others were able to look through all that crap! Utter foolishness.

  3. Mug Shot says:

    All that  is Scooby Dooo and his friends having a meeting!!! dont mean nuttin!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Is it true that Leonard Dilbert has finally retired…….again?

  5. Anonymous says:

    At least Leonard Dilbert finally attended a meeting.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like Franz

    • Anonymous says:

      Franz has been a tremendous disappointment.  He has been unable to make any meaningful change to an inefficient and over-priced civil service.

      • Catherine says:

        And what planet are you living on 9:12. Pay attention and you will see the tremendous accomplishment he has made in just over a year. What a buzzard comment.

        • Anonymous says:

          Since you know so much, state all that he has done that wasn’t being worked on before he got his position. List it here for all of us to see. I guess you’re saying that is udp henchman is different from the rest of them too right? ?

          • Know it all says:

            What are you saying?? I think the fact that he and his staff have saved this country $10m is a tremendous achievement in just a year. In the private sector he would get a huge bonus. Guess you forgot about the great work the civil service did in preparing for the new Govrrnment which has been acknowledged by the Premier. Oh wait I’m sure you didn’t know that 97% of the civil service has performance agreements compared to under 20% before he took over. Now Mr Mandersom can hold his staff accountabile for thier prrformance Please don’t look so out of touch.

            • Anonymous says:

              He and his staff have saved the country $10 m .. For your information that is what he is being paid his huge salary to do!  Good if he finally achieved something. As for the so called performance agreements, do yourself a favour and take the time to examine them and you will find that there is no substance to it and the format is mostly useless. The majority are still receiving glowing reports, albeit that everyone knows they are less than stellar performers. This might have been a great, cooked up PR campaign but nothing more than that. A huge disappointment indeed.

      • Anonymous says:

        You call cutting 140 post from the civil service plus an additional $10m savings in HR costs a dissapointment??? Please don't post without thought!

        • Anonymous says:

          All of that was achieved by the hard work of department heads, not Franz , so you don't get on here with your idiotic defensiveness without the facts!

          • facts says:

            But you would blame Mr Manderson if the savings were not made?? Shame on you.


  7. Anonymous says:

    Saying nothing but make sure that everyone knows there was a prayer.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Look at the govt org chart and see what responsibilities are now falling under the Dep Governor! They should do away with this office or downgrade it because it is a complete waste of money to be paying such a huge salary along with the unnecessary staff. The so called minutes will become even less … trus mi

    • Anon says:

      You have no idea what you are talking about 23:47. I was going to do some sort of reponse then I thought, hell no, we are dealing with too dim a bulb here.

    • Anonymous says:

      Really now- so much rubbish. Mr Manderson is the CEO of a company employes 3500 people which provides ALL the services that we depend on every day of our lives. And you have the nerve to say that the post should be downgraded.I would bet that his pay is not in the top 100 of the CEO,s in Cayman. in fact many of the CEO,s of the statutory authorities are paid more than Mr Manderson. Thanks to the new Goverment for taking some of the work off his plate so that he can really spend his time running the civil service.

      • Anonymous says:

        21:15: Rubbish!! CEO of which 3,500 people? He just might earn what some statutory authority heads earn if he gives up his perpetual contract and takes one with an expiry date, gives up his right to retirement health care benefits, experiences how its feels when salaries are based on what his organisation earns (with no overdraft or “bridge financing”), etc. I generally support the civil service but you guys really irk me when you trot out this rubbish as it shows how out of touch some of you really are.

        • Anonymous says:

          If Mr Manderson is not the CEO of the Civil Service then who is?? Why should he as a Caymanian have to give up his pension and health benefits? Why would you suggest this?



      • Anonymous says:

        Oh I'm sure it does his ego good that the government has "taken some of the work off his plate". LOL       All I can say is Alden is a smart man and I am glad that he is reshuffling and has enough sense to see what he needed to take control of.

  9. Anonymous says:

    A PR stunt. Some characters in government believe they are so smart that us poor fools out here will never see through the games. These so called minutes are and have always been nothing but a bad joke and a complete waste of time.  

  10. Anonymous says:

    Again, the Minutes don't say much because these people really don't have much to talk about. Or is it that we are only supposed to give the appearance of transparency to appease the masses?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Be grateful the minutes are published.

    • Anonymous says:

      Is there anything in his minutes in regards to him  doing  something with his employees (civil servant ) where  most of them  own a trade & business license, who are competing with the private sector businesses, whom are folding daily.

      • Anonymous says:

        Let’s se here…. Nope, nope, no……. ummmm no. No nothing. Looks like its okay to go ahead and perform your day job poorly AND run a crappy business AND combine the two for a pot o gold!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Minutes of the meeting are looking more like seconds of the meeting. Seems to be a total waste of time and issues that can be dealt wi through use of electronic means.

  13. Anonymou says:


    We met.

    We talked.

    We adjourned.

    That will be next months.

    • Anonymous says:

      That's the Caymanian way of doing business! nothing gets done on time." We will have something for you on this issue, next month!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Listen to me, Bobo! Why de hell yuh tink we shoulda let you know wha' we discuss? You tink yuh pay our salaries or wha'?

  15. Gordon Bennett says:

    Thank God, prayer was offered again. Who is Michelle Bahadur? I don't remember her being appointed to any high post like this?