Thursday, 5 December 2019

Questions (341)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

341. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the status of the proposed restructuring of her Department; the timescale for same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50730/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

In the context of the continued delivery of the organisation's business objectives a decision was taken to conduct a review of the Department in 2019.

Following a tender competition in conjunction with the OGP, external consultants were engaged to examine the current organisational structure of the Department and to consider the need for an organisational design which would align the Department’s resources with its workloads and priorities now and into the future.

A comprehensive report with recommendations and an implementation plan was accepted by the Management Board of the Department and arrangements are being put in place to implement the recommendations, including the establishment of a Project Management Office. Full implementation is expected within a 15 month period.