Thursday, 7 February 2019

Ceisteanna (86)

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

86. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the breakdown of the €2,500,000 capital allocation in the Public Appointments Service, that is, Vote 17 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. [6005/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

Vote 17 - PAS 2019 Capital Allocation

2019 Provision

Purpose

Overview of capital investment works to be undertaken

€1,500,000

Funding for essential upgrade works on Chapter House

This funding will be utilised to carry out essential improvement works at Chapter House in 2019 with the dual purpose of improving the functional specification of the building, and to ensure that the building is a reflection of the professional, modern and progressive image we hope to portray in terms of careers in the civil and public service.

€1,000,000

Funding for investment in PAS’s centralised online IT Recruitment Platform which is nearing end of life and needs to be replaced.

PAS’s IT Recruitment Platform which has been operational for over 10 years is central to the delivery of PAS recruitment services to the public and to client Departments and Offices. The Platform is in urgent need of replacement.

The replacement platform (Project Nova) is to be commenced in 2019 and delivered over the next three years, and will be future proofed to meet evolving business requirements and recruitment demands.

The €1 million amount provided in 2019 is the first tranche of the investment in the replacement Nova Recruitment Platform.