Just for fun, create MTDs by highlighting MOD waste elsewhe

#1
so in theory the money can be better spent on MTD's, kit essential training.

Here is my starter. I am a civil servant with the MOD and within my department deal with H&S.

There is a senior civil servant in charge of H&S for the two local garrisons, pay approx £100,000 plus. He has two deputies, both WOII's on FTRS, pay about £40,000 year each.

They have rather cunningly invented a new system called 4C, needing another dedicated civil servant.

Every department on my camp has an H&S rep who has to undertake a rather pointless one week course, more wasted cash. Furthermore each of us (around 30 people) waste upto 40% of our working time on H&S rather than doing the job we are actually being paid for.

Each year we each have to print off thousands of pages of utter, meaningless drivel, all of which is simply a re-hash of the previous documents. No one knows because no one can be bothered to read the damned stuff. More wasted cash.

Having totally cluttered the notice boards with so much crap that you couldn't find a document even if it was required, we were told to reduce them to a minimum. Now this is done we are being given more rubbish with which to fill the spaces.

There are regular meetings attended by 1 Brig, 3 Lt Col's, 1 WO1, 4 WO 2, 1 SSgt, 1 Sgt and a dozen of so civil servants from A grade to D. Each meeting lasts two hours. Result? Nil, not one useful thing is decided, ever. How much does that cost?

Cut all that nonsense out and I think everyone in my squadron could have 90 plus days a year.

Do you know of any cash cows which can easily be given up to rebalance the books and produce MTD's.

I know no one will higher up take the blind bit of notice, but........

Cardinal
 
#2
Several regular 1 stars on gardening leave as there are no jobs?
 
#3
Hyperion said:
Several regular 1 stars on gardening leave as there are no jobs?
There is a national shortage of 2Lts in the TA...

And they might even get to see how much nugatory paperwork is involved in trying to do the simplest tasks :)

msr
 
#4
Get rid of MPARs for TA - otherwise it is a report on somebody for possibly every 13.5 days worked - a lot of wasted time and MTDs for those higher in the sub unit chain.
 
#5
quiller said:
Get rid of MPARs for TA - otherwise it is a report on somebody for possibly every 13.5 days worked - a lot of wasted time and MTDs for those higher in the sub unit chain.
And get rid of CRs for the first three years, as we lose more people in those three years than all other years of service combined. Oh, that'll be just how it was until JPA....

msr
 
#6
Stop the unnecessary practice of "blatting off all the unused ammo" at endex.
The excuse of "we won't get as much next year if we return some" isn't good enough.
If we have to do this every year, perhaps we are getting too much? If not, make the training better so we do use it for training purposes.
Actually have the permanent (civvy) staff work during the day.
I know in my unit whenever we have a job needing done (painting vehicles, weapon cleaning, inspections, general duties) the unemployed or avalable TA are called in during the day, while they sit in the office directing.
 
#7
Could also add: stop sending pointless faxes (including the 3 pages of addressees) to every subunit about kit/stores/ammunition/etc we have never had and never will have.

Use email!

msr
 
#9
Turn the heating off in the summer!

Stop paying civi contractors to change light bulbs at 90 quid a go! Most people manage to change them at home by themselves!
 
#10
make sports afternoons a choice, if someone wants to stay in their room all day, go out drinking or kick a ball around it hardly warrants a near half days wages
 
#11
My previous Sqn employed 2 civvi fitters to look after 6 vehicles, an SQMS and 2 storemen to look after 2 rooms of stores, a caretaker and 2 cleaners to look after one building and 2 administrators, 2 PSIs, 1 QMSI and a PSAO to look after a Sqn that is little more than Tp strength.

Either sack half of them and close the TAC or make the Sqn an out Tp of another sub-unit. I think that would save enough MTDs for 5 x 1 week paid AT trips for the whole Tp! (Sorry Sqn).
 
#12
How about stopping bonuses for MOD civil servants?

In the private sector bonuses are related to performance targets and profits. The civvies in my unit have neither.

So why exactly are they paid bonuses for doing the job they are paid to do?

Probably extends much further than the MOD too.

In another Govt office which I have contact with, last year they underwent a full office refurbishment. And regrettably I can't tell you about the recruitment that went on. Recession, what recession?

Personally I think inefficiency in public sector spending is so deeply entrenched, it is a way of life. A little time out in the real world of the private sector would do them no harm.

It's a bit like camping - helps separate needs from wants!
 
#13
Cardinal,
How about we get rid of all the "overweight Medics" that sleep in the Jack wagon whilst everybody esle does phys?

How about we get rid of all the "overweight Medics" that only turn up for training when the sun shines like it does in Gibraltar?

How about we get rid of "overweight Medics" that go sick and when the lads pack their kit they find out that Fat SNCO Medics send post cards to thier civi friends walting it up in a rather a big way and telling lies about what they have been doing?

Not only would that save at least 27 MTD's but save a lot of oxygen from getting stolen.

Now wind your neck in.
 
#14
redfibee said:
How about stopping bonuses for MOD civil servants?

In the private sector bonuses are related to performance targets and profits. The civvies in my unit have neither.

So why exactly are they paid bonuses for doing the job they are paid to do?

Probably extends much further than the MOD too.

In another Govt office which I have contact with, last year they underwent a full office refurbishment. And regrettably I can't tell you about the recruitment that went on. Recession, what recession?

Personally I think inefficiency in public sector spending is so deeply entrenched, it is a way of life. A little time out in the real world of the private sector would do them no harm.

It's a bit like camping - helps separate needs from wants!
Yawn.
 
#15
crafty said:
Cardinal,
How about we get rid of all the "overweight Medics" that sleep in the Jack wagon whilst everybody esle does phys?

How about we get rid of all the "overweight Medics" that only turn up for training when the sun shines like it does in Gibraltar?

How about we get rid of "overweight Medics" that go sick and when the lads pack their kit they find out that Fat SNCO Medics send post cards to thier civi friends walting it up in a rather a big way and telling lies about what they have been doing?

Not only would that save at least 27 MTD's but save a lot of oxygen from getting stolen.

Now wind your neck in.
Is this one medic or two plus, I sense a deep revulsion to overweight members of the Red Cross fraternity.
 
#16
Recces! Like no ****** has evr been on that range/area before you!
 
#17
To be fair everytime I go in to my unit and sign the pay sheet I only see the same guys coming in. The pay sheet is 2 pages long with at least 50 bods on it and most of them non attendees or recruits that have jacked it in. Why dosent anyone chase this up and ask them to hand their kit in or at least warn that their MTD's will be given to the guys deploying on operations. These names of people I have never met are not from different units with the battalion either. Fecking get rid of them.also bin the people to fat or weak to take basic fitness tests. Although my battalion is due to deploy and MTD's are not an issue if someone sorted this out you could be smashing out 90-100 mtd's a man.
 
#18
the_creature said:
To be fair everytime I go in to my unit and sign the pay sheet I only see the same guys coming in. The pay sheet is 2 pages long with at least 50 bods on it and most of them non attendees or recruits that have jacked it in. Why dosent anyone chase this up and ask them to hand their kit in or at least warn that their MTD's will be given to the guys deploying on operations.
Your unit's admin must be terrible, at our place we do bin these wasters! Some OCs like to play the numbers game and keep them on so they can make a big show about how well recruited they are to the CO.

...and their MTDs do go to the active members of the Sqn.
 
#19
Bonus was given to MOD and Govt as a whole by the last Government. They wanted to raise salaries but avoid pension liability at the same time - rather than provide a payrise, it was felt to be cheaper to give a "bonus" - the money was taken out of the paybudget.

Its loathed by the MOD CS who would much rather the money was spent on proper salaries than a scheme devised to make us even more despised by the Public than usual...
 
#20
Is this one medic or two plus, I sense a deep revulsion to overweight members of the Red Cross fraternity.[/quote]

Not entirely sure who he is, but I think he was 104Bn REME two years ago. Toward the end of annual camp in Gib I became ill spent a week in hospital after the unit had returned to UK and a further three weeks in civilian hospital on my return to UK.

Six months and several blood transfusions later I was fine, thanks for asking, because no one from my unit did.

What he fails to mention is that a good proportion of my kit was stolen when the unit packed it. Furthermore I was relieved of cash for a unit photo and tee shirt which was never sent, which I suppose is another sort of theft and it wasn't just me ripped off either, I found out at RTMC in April a few other guys were as well.

If the post was made by the person I am thinking of then he might want to get his facts straight, stop going on the piss with other peoples money? and do his job rather than admiring himself in the mirror.

Cardinal
 

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