NZ e-govt strategy take two

The e-government unit is working in collaboration with government agencies and vendors on a second edition of the e-government strategy.

The e-government unit is working in collaboration with government agencies and vendors on a second edition of the e-government strategy.

“We are asking what they think of the current strategy and what changes they’d like to see,” says unit boss Brendan Boyle, of the State Services Commission. The revised strategy, due to be issued in November, is likely to include more detail on the operational side, he anticipates.

The initial strategy document, entitled “e-government.nz@your service”, was released in April.

Commenting on the ambitions of e-learning vendors like Accenture, Boyle says there have been some discussions with public service training organisations on how to use electronic media to deliver or identify sources of training material. “And we’ve highlighted with all [government agency] chief executives the need for their staff to have internet training.”

But training choices, electronic or otherwise, are up to the individual chiefs and their staff, he says. There is no whole-of-government plan on e-training or e-learning.

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