JobCentre Gave Staff Gold Stars For Sanctioning

Posted: February 22, 2014 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

Same Difference

Political Scrapbook reports:

DWP’s denials that it uses targets to force Jobcentre staff to sanction benefits claimants is struck yet another blow this evening — with Scrapbook having seen photographic evidence of a ‘scoreboard’ where the staff record the number of sanctions they have made using shiny gold stars.

The department’s work services director, Neil Couling, told the DWP select committeelast March:

“We do track sanctions. We are quite keen to avoid any misunderstandings that there are targets attached to these”

But this claim was undermined in December when reports emerged that Jobcentre staff had been placed on performance review for not issuing enough sanctions. Scrapbook can now publish excerpts from emails from Jobcentre managers and staff.

Having placed one of their highest performing members of staff on review, a manager threatens them with further action if they don’t sanction more claimants:

“I confirmed I…

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