Our Research and Analysis Group (RAG) is responsible for coordination and strategic oversight of OME’s analytical work. This includes commissioning cross-cutting research into remuneration, labour markets and other matters of relevance to public sector workforce policy.
RAG is led by OME’s chief economist and Deputy Director, Mark Franks. It has 3 members with responsibility for:
improving the evidence and insight available on public sector workforce matters, including through the analysis of labour market data and drawing on external knowledge and expertise
working with review bodies and their secretariats to improve the evidence, and analysis of that evidence, available to them
Effective management of the research budget in order to deliver high-quality and relevant research and achieve value for money
supporting the development of the skills and knowledge base in OME on analytical issues