Staffing at Dunedin libraries is being restructured in a
bid to make the service more efficient.
Dunedin City Council arts and culture group manager Bernie
Hawke said the libraries department's more than 130 (81.15
full time equivalents) staff were being consulted on a
proposed structure change.
Only a few staff were affected by the proposed changes, he
said, although he declined to be specific until the staff
consultation period was over.
The proposal was not designed to force any redundancies and
there was a place for all the affected staff in the new
structure, should they wish to apply for the new positions,
The department's overall structure was being reorganised to
find savings, meet best practice and as a result of the
introduction of new technology, such as the radio frequency
identification (RFID) system, which is due to go live today.
He would not comment on how much the department aimed to save
through the restructuring.
Consultation with staff closes on June 3. It would take
several weeks to make recommendations to the executive