To assess where staff costs could be made without impact on service delivery. The organisation was split into functional departments, each of which had previously set its own pay levels, without reference to other departments and without transparency. Consequently, the Registrars in say Breastscreen was being paid almost $40K per annum less on average than those Registrars in Oncology even though they were doing the same tasks, and no-one was aware of this.
(this example is not accurate to preserve privacy)
Additionally, the payroll system was not organised in way that enabled wage reporting to be granulised on a departmental level.