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The Environment Agency / “High staff salaries, inefficient systems, unnecessary vehicles and toys, lost work time from system abuses, and excess number of managers /”specialists”

There does seem to be a lot of ‘just finished uni, landed a job with ea, still lazing about, hey this is more than my grant, yippee maybe i’ll move out of mum and dads!’

Did you know? .. To carry out its field duties, the EA operates a fleet of 4,747 company cars funded on contract hire with full maintenance (at high expense, along with the documented abuse of the mileage claim back system highlighted in this blog), with an additional 1,920 badged 4x4s. That’s nearly 7,000 vehicles (plus trucks) – that’s more than one official vehicle for every two employees… which does seem quite high – no?”

“Drivers of leased vehicles at the EA are paid a mileage rate and are not issued with fuel cards. This makes it very difficult for the EA to capture and analyse mileage data on each vehicle at the end of its contract, as it is recorded on a driver basis, rather than a vehicle basis” – resulting in abuse of the mileage system when staff over-report business mileage primarily by claiming expenses on personal trips/exaggerating business miles.

More money seems to be spent on high staff salaries, inefficient systems, unnecessary vehicles and toys, lost work time from system abuses, and excess number of managers/”specialists” than on flood defences!