§ Maria Eagle
The table gives the number of staff recorded as having been seconded in to the Department (including Employment Service and the former Department of Social Security) from non-governmental organisations in the financial years(a)1998–99, (b)1999–2000 and (c)2000–01.
Secondments are part of the interchange initiative promoting the exchange of people and good practice between the civil service and other organisations. Interchange is a key component of the civil service reform agenda. The Department for Work and Pensions is committed to increasing interchange, in particular bringing more people in to the Department on secondment.
Number of staff recorded as having been seconded in to the Department from non-governmental organisations Year Number of inward secondments 1998–99 42 1999–2000 31 2000–01 69 Total 142