Thursday, 25 October 2018

Ceisteanna (132)

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

132. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the breakdown of the €10,900,000 capital allocation in the National Shared Services Office, NSSO, function of his Department, that is, Vote 18 of the budget 2019 expenditure report for 2019 by specific project; the projects that will be commenced in 2019; the projects that will be completed in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44472/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

The NSSO Function, a business Division of the National Shared Services Office (Vote 18), will receive a capital allocation of €10,900,000 in 2019.

A breakdown of the €10,900,000 capital allocation in the NSSO Function is as follows:

Project

Cost

Commenced in 2019

Completed in 2019

Financial Mangement Shared Services Project (FMSS)

€8,256,000

No

Ongoing project with system to 'go-live' in 2019

Fixtures & Fittings

€35,000

Yes

Yes

IT Capital Expenditure

€2,609,000

Yes

Yes

Further supporting information is available as follows:

FMSS Project - Financial Management Shared Service

The introduction of Financial Management Shared Services for the Civil Service is progressing. 

In January 2016 the Government approved a feasibility study and business case which identified a significant opportunity to improve the delivery of financial management services across Government bodies through the establishment of a centralised Financial Management Shared Services 

Financial Management Shared Services is expected to commence provision of services in 2019 to a number of the 48 Government organisations who will eventually benefit from the project.  

IT Capital Expenditure

IT capital expenditure relates to IT support and development costs of all HR and Payroll solutions in operation in the National Shared Services Office, including Core HR and Peoplesoft. These costs include delivering on operational objectives of organisation scalability, process efficiency, data convergence and integration, and improved end-user experience.