Thursday, 7 February 2019

Ceisteanna (87)

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

87. 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 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. [6006/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

The breakdown of the €10,900,000 capital allocation in the National Shared Services Office function for 2019 is as follows:

Project

Cost

Commenced in 2019

Completed in 2019

FMSS Project

€8,256,000

No

Ongoing with system to 'go-live' expected 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

The introduction of Financial Management Shared Services for the Civil Service is progressing. An analysis undertaken in 2013 indicated that there was a significant opportunity for improving the current fragmented delivery model of central government financial management across Government bodies.

A feasibility report and initial business case was approved by Government in 2013. In January 2016 the Government approved the revised and validated business case, and the Cabinet granted approval for the project to proceed. A Financial Management and reporting system is currently being developed with a total of 48 Government organisations expected to transfer to this new technology solution. Finance Shared Services is expected to commence providing services in 2019 and will be located at existing National Shared Services Office (NSSO) sites in Galway, Killarney and Tullamore.

IT Capital Expenditure

IT capital expenditure relates to IT support and development costs of all HR and Payroll solutions in operation in the NSSO 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.

Fixture and Fittings costs are associated with the NSSO Corporate Business Unit moving to a new office.