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2015: DWP staff say targets for sanctions STILL EXIST

2015: DWP staff say targets for sanctions STILL EXIST (subtitled video)

DWP staff say sanction targets still exist. Ian Wright was a DWP work coach. Alan Davies was a DWP personal adviser. Both men had key roles in the sanctions process. Both men say they were disciplined for not referring enough people for sanctions.

Mark Serwotka who is the General Secretary for the Public and Commercial Services Union also states there is a target for sanctions referrals and the Government denies it.

He states one of those is 80% of all referrals must result in a sanction. Individuals have to compete against other individuals. Offices have to compete against other offices.  Which side is more credible – the staff expected to implement these targets or the Ministers who live in a world of their own?

2015 DWP staff say targets for sanctions STILL EXIST

2015 DWP staff say targets for sanctions STILL EXIST

This is what a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) looks like:

Personal Improvement Plan

Performance Improvement Plan

SBR = Stricter Benefit Regime
DMA = Decision Making and Appeals
ASE = Actively Seeking Employment
RE = Refusal of Employment
MEL = Minimum Expected Level 

League Tables showing how well each area is doing for sanctioning (click)

League Tables also available here (click)

This was seen inside one jobcentre:

Benefit savings from sanctions with a nice flower below the wording

Benefit savings from sanctions with a nice flower below the wording

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13 Comments

  1. J Sininiser says:

    I was working for the DWP up till Dec last year and left because of just that and was bullied into Sanctions
    I felt ashamed of what I was forced to do and felt so sorry for the claimants that were. for such petty reasons
    And the top management who dictated these rules hid behind their door. To be honest I think the advisers should
    be named and shamed.. Who would want to stay in a job who penalises people for such appalling reasons
    I remember 1 . she was a single mother (44 Years Old) worked all her life and just wanted help until she started
    a new job in 8 weeks the last time she claimed was 1997 for 3 weeks she put in a claim and within 2 weeks she was
    for 6 weeks for giving her job up to early… that is the final straw to me. their was 3 of us that left we were warned to
    go to any authorities .. Sorry but they have gone to far and need controlling..

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  2. sdbast says:

    Reblogged this on sdbast.

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  3. […] 2015: DWP staff say targets for sanctions STILL EXIST (subtitled video) DWP staff say sanction targets still exist. Ian Wright was a DWP work coach. Alan Davies was a DWP personal adviser. Both men…  […]

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  4. Bill Kruse says:

    The fact you were warned against going to the authorities is very telling indeed, shows how scared they are of what’s going on getting out. I hope you plan on telling your MP and your local papers all about this. I’m sure if a handful do this then many others will follow.

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  5. l8in says:

    Reblogged this on L8in.

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  6. jaypot2012 says:

    Reblogged this on Jay's Journal and commented:
    I believe that their are targets for sanctions, I have heard too many people in my personal life and my blogging life that this does go on. Esther McVey should be sacked immediately and put before a court for Crimes Against Humanity and that sanctions are stopped now!
    We need more whistleblowers and the quicker the better!

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  7. DWPAbuseVictim says:

    I knew it wasn’t a coincidence that I’ve been sanctioned at least once every year since 2013. I’m being targeted ’cause they don’t think I’m the type to fight back.

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  8. […] already knew there was an 80% target to sanction jobseekers.  Now though it turns out the same figure applies to rejecting benefit appeals.  80% of those who […]

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