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ACC striving to meet Act requests

ACC striving to meet Act requests

ACC is taking steps to overcome "administrative errors" in handling a much-delayed Official Information Act request, after signing an high-level agreement requiring full compliance with the Act.

Comments 'embarrassing' for ACC

Comments 'embarrassing' for ACC

Recent comments by an ACC senior manager about sharply reducing long-term claimant numbers have been "very embarrassing" for the commission, a Dunedin lawyer says.

Improving trust target for ACC

Improving trust target for ACC

Improving "trust and confidence" has replaced "cost containment" as the beleaguered Accident Compensation Corporation's No.1 priority for the coming year in an agreement with its Minister Judith Collins released today.

ACC tinkering leaves culture of nastiness

It's time we went back to first principles on ACC. Because there's been so much politicking over it, the corporation's original intent tends to be lost in the increasingly acrimonious mists of spin and misinformation.

PM backs ACC staff

PM backs ACC staff

Prime Minister John Key is backing the way ACC staff, paid bonuses to reduce the number of long-terms claimants on the corporation's books, have handled claimants.

Just doing their ACC jobs

Just doing their ACC jobs

ACC seems particularly accident-prone these days, with the latest issue being the payment of bonuses to staff who successfully cut numbers on the long-term ACC roll.

ACC staff rewarded for getting claimants off books

ACC staff rewarded for getting claimants off books

ACC boss Ralph Stewart says a performance-pay scheme, which rewards staff for increasing the number of long-term clients they remove from the organisation's books, does not detract from a core focus of quality care.

ACC claimants kicked off books: Greens

ACC claimants kicked off books: Greens

ACC staff are receiving financial incentives to kick long-term claimants off the corporation's books official documents show, the Green Party says.

Time for change to 'filthy little' ACC strategy: Labour

Time for change to 'filthy little' ACC strategy: Labour

The political firestorm over ACC intensified yesterday with the resignation of chief executive Ralph Stewart triggering an urgent parliamentary debate over the changes needed at the state-owned accident insurer.

A series of 'accidents'?

A series of  'accidents'?

The resignation yesterday of Ralph Stewart as chief executive of the Accident Compensation Corporation, hard on the heels of the departure of chairman John Judge and two other directors, explodes any notion of an orderly process of incremental change at the organisation. Rather it has, self-evidently, become one of radical crisis management.

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