Further to post#24, "John"(?) also said on DII front page within the last month words to the effect of"... and in an organisation as big as ours I find very surprising that only 6 people lost their jobs last year for poor performance...we really need to be looking at our improving performance incentives...".
I've paraphrased a lot but it is correct in spirit.
Agree wholeheartedly - I understand the CS discipline/dismissal rules have been overhauled. Whether it results in the required cull I don't know, but hopefully it will make punishing failure easier and less time consuming. Using VERS as a method of constructive dismissal was probably not quite what was planned......