Revenue and Customs: Secondment:Written question - 24169

Asked by Bill Wiggin
(North Herefordshire)
Asked on: 26 January 2016
HM Treasury
Revenue and Customs: Secondment
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, to which (a) government departments, (b) agencies, (c) commercial companies and (d) charities HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) Fast Stream civil servants are (i) attached or (ii) seconded; what the average length of time is for such (A) attachments and (B) secondments; and what assessment HMRC makes of the benefits of those attachments and secondments to its own work and to the tax payer.
Answered by: Mr David Gauke
Answered on: 03 February 2016

Civil Service Resourcing coordinates the Fast Stream for the Civil Service and manages all Fast Streamers on the central corporate schemes.

A list of Government departments, Agencies, Arms Length Bodies, NDPB’s, Commercial (private) organisations and charities to which Fast streamers are currently posted to as at January 2016 can be found at Annex A.

  • Fast stream postings in the Civil Service are either 6 or 12 months depending on the timing of the posting

  • The average length of time for a secondment to an external organisation is 6 months.

    Civil Service Resourcing assesses the value of these postings and placements to the Civil Service (including HMRC) in the following ways:

  • Individual performance management through postings; mid and end of scheme assessments to track developments against the Fast Stream aims (core skills, competency framework and leadership potential)

  • Posting and secondment evaluation to ensure the effectiveness of each posting in supporting Fast Streamers’ development.

  • Overall assessment via Fast Stream Annual survey to measure ongoing effectiveness of the Fast Stream

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