Sheriff style badges for Jobcentres meeting benefit sanction targets
The great Johnnyvoid blog has reported on Jobcentre Plus regional manager Sandra Lambert (who talks a lot of shit) responsible for posting a photo of a “DMA UPHELD” sheriff badge on her twitter.
DWP has always denied there is targets for benefit sanction referrals despite cases of benefit sanction league tables up on walls, congratulatory messages within newsletters, awards of easter eggs, gold stars and now, sheriff badges.
Sandra Lambert, manager of 149 Jobcentres and self-styled lifestyle guru, has spent much of the last few days frantically blocking people on twitter who have been taking the piss out of the cringemaking motivational advice she inflicts on the poor bastards who work for her.
She wasn’t fast enough however to hide the tweet in which she awarded a Texas style sherriff’s badge to Jobcentres in the midlands for upholding there DMA rate – as spotted by @refuted. A DMA means a referral to a Jobcentre ‘decision maker’ to process a benefit sanction. It is the second time this month a DWP manager has been exposed praising their staff for hitting benefit sanction targets – targets that Iain Duncan Smith’s department have repeatedly claimed do not exist.