Thursday, 7 February 2019

Ceisteanna (88)

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

88. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the breakdown of the €100,000 capital allocation in the human resource shared services division of the National Shared Services Office for 2019, that is, Vote 18 of the budget 2019 expenditure report 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. [6007/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

The breakdown of the €100,000 capital allocation for Human Resources Shared Services is as follows:

Project

Cost

Commenced in 2019

Completed in 2019

Pensions Room

€20,000

Yes

Yes

Communal Canteen

€80,000

Yes

Yes

Further supporting information is available as follows:

Pension Room

The National Shared Services Office (NSSO) is required to hold unique paper records of Officer’s service: if this data is lost the information would be irretrievable. The current room used to hold these records is too small and due to the large amount of paper files, the facility must be upgraded to comply with fire regulations and it also poses a Health & Safety risk. The NSSO also has GDPR obligations to provide secure storage for pension flies. Due to this, an upgrade will take place in 2019.

Communal Canteen

As part of other improvement works in an NSSO office, the NSSO will lose an existing canteen and this will put pressure on the remaining staff welfare services. Works to create a communal canteen are expected to take place in 2019.