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  • v. Present participle of overstaff.


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  • Fidel recalled the overstaffing in the hospitals and the successful struggle to reduce this personnel.


  • The reorganization follows last year's discovery of an unexpected $6 million budget shortfall in Land Use Services, which county officials attributed to poor management - namely overstaffing - amid plunging revenues.

    Victorville Daily Press :

  • Balzer earlier told the committee his department was working with the National Treasury and the department of public service and administration on this "overstaffing" problem.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "overstaffing" may be saved, through a further cutback in the working week, voluntary redundancies, and a measured reduction in outsourcing.

    YBW News

  • The bit near the beginning on the problem in the parks department – overstaffing, no one showing up for work, lost money, poor controls, no process – particularly resonate with me.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » San Francisco: Progressive Paradise or Bankrupt Banana Republic?

  • The Gurkhas have managed to cut back some of their numbers since the changes to their terms and conditions, but there is still a large overstaffing because of over-recruitment," said one Whitehall source."

    Defence cuts: Gurkhas and RAF take brunt

  • Giving “insiders”—workers and managers—too much control is often thought to slow restructuring and prompt excessive wages and overstaffing.

    The Return

  • Many townspeople believe the problem is overstaffing.

    A Question of Law and Order

  • To convince people that their new taxes are not being stolen, local authorities need to start publishing budgets and cutting back on overstaffing and waste.

    Chinomics: China Can Urbanize Its Way to Prosperity

  • How to avoid overstaffing during a lull or understaffing during a rush?

    David Orr: Three Ways to Better Government


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