15 Feb 2021, 16.20
The Committee of Public Accounts (PAC) will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, 16 February, to discuss the Comptroller and Auditor General’s 2019 appropriation account for the National Shared Services Office (NSSO) and a chapter from the C&AG’s Report on the Accounts of the Public Services 2019.
The meeting at 4pm in Committee Room 3 of Leinster House will be attended by the C&AG, Seamus McCarthy, and representatives of the NSSO including its CEO, Hilary Murphy-Fagan.
The agenda will cover:
- Appropriation Accounts 2019 - Vote 18 (National Shared Services Office); and
- Report on the Accounts of the Public Services 2019 Chapter – Implementation of Financial Management Shared Services.
PAC Chairman Deputy Brian Stanley said: “The National Shared Services Office provides HR and payroll administration for government departments and public service bodies. The NSSO is currently developing a financial management shared services model designed to replace 31 different financial management and reporting systems in use across 48 government departments, offices and agencies with a single financial IT system supported by a new finance shared services centre. The project is significantly behind the original schedule and the final cost is likely to be well in excess of the €47.4million projected at the start in 2016. The Committee welcomes this opportunity to examine the C&AG’s accounts and his report on the implementation of the project with the NSSO.”
The meeting in Committee Room 3 can be viewed live on Oireachtas TV.
Committee proceedings can also be viewed on the Houses of the Oireachtas Smartphone App, available for Apple and Android devices.