Recent examples across both the Civil Service departments with which I am involved.
A recent surprise audit of my use of the interent and various web-sites visited raised concerns for the senior management within the $hit-hole where I work.
Mod Computers and internet connections are not supposed to be used for accessing eBay, Rover fora, Jaguar fora etc., even during lunchtimes and break times. How do I account for this? Well... perhaps if the over-zealous moron who had carried out the inspection had bothered to check, she would have realised that she was accessing my personal computer and not the MoD computer.
I am now actively involved in persuing a line of enquiry as to how and why an individual, upon the instruction of the MoD, managed to access my private computer records without a Magistrates' search warrant.
I'm also involved with the Ministry of Justice.
Just recently the civic centre car park in Wolverhampton, for which Magiatrates have a pass, has been closed for refurbishment and Magistrates are required to troll nomadically through the City's car parks each day to find a parking place.
My daily expences, including mileage and parking costs come to a little over £14.00
I can get a taxi from home to Court and back again for a total of £10-£11.
Using a taxi is not an option and will not be allowed as a legitimate expence because there is no box to tick in the murky world of admin. Multiply the £4.00 difference by the number of Magistrates sitting, the number of days in the working week and the number of weeks that the Civic Centre car park is out of commission.
Beauraucracy is alive and well.