Salaries for members of the executive are often a political issue. Should their salaries be public knowledge, and at what point can we speak of a good salary? Reto Steiner talks with the Zürichsee newspaper.
In the Media
The image of a municipal secretary who prepares items of business, advises the government on legal questions, and keeps the minutes at meetings, is outdated. Today he is in fact the manager of the administration. KOLT asked Prof. Dr. Reto Steiner, expert in public management, how this development took place and whether it is a good one.
Are municipalities still necessary?
Voters in Canton Schaffhausen have the ability to decide about a structural reform in their canton. At issue is the question of how many municipalities a canton needs, or whether the municipal level could be eliminated entirely.
Should know-how come before independence?
The interim appointment of former UBS bank manager Mark Branson at the head of the government's financial watchdog has again fuelled discussions over how relevant work experience of the staff at supervisory institutions should - or can - be.