Last week, when writing about Jacky Wright becoming the new CDIO of HMRC, I said:
"At least now, maybe, HMRC will upgrade from Windows 7!"Sadly for HMRC staff struggling with outdated operating systems this will not be the case, for Ms Wright hasn't actually left Microsoft; she is on "civic leave".
During this two year leave of absence she has recused herself from any Microsoft related issues, as per HMRC quoted by The Register:Thanks for all well wishes and Microsoft for allowing employees to take a Civic Leave. Look forward to joining HMRC! https://t.co/oKvCwFd0sa— Jacky Wright (@WrightJacky) September 18, 2017
"Jacky will be appointed to HMRC on a fixed two-year contract.Okey dokey, so in summary HMRC have hired a two year manager for a five or more year job who can't actually touch anything Microsoft related, even though HMRC has around 85,000 desktops running Microsoft.
She must recuse herself from any discussion and decisions relating to Microsoft, both within HMRC and across Government and we will put in place the necessary governance to manage."
Oh yes, that will work fine and dandy!
Oh, and by happenstance, Hotmail suffered a European wide outage yesterday for several hours. Maybe the net gods were sending us a warning about this?
Tax does have to be taxing.
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