Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Ceisteanna (96)

Brendan Howlin


96. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach the way in which his Department provides collective leadership to the Civil Service renewal programme. [51616/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

The Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform has overall policy responsibility for the Civil Service Renewal Programme.

The Civil Service Management Board (CSMB) provides collective leadership of the Civil Service Renewal Programme.

The CSMB is chaired by the Secretary General to the Government and its membership is comprised of all Departmental Secretaries General and Heads of major Offices in the Civil Service.

The CSMB has met on 43 occasions since its establishment in October 2014.

Staff in the Social Policy and Public Service Reform Division of the Department of the Taoiseach provide secretarial support to the CSMB.

They work closely with the Civil Service Renewal Programme Management Office in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in this regard.

The Civil Service Renewal Programme Management Office co-ordinates and drives the Civil Service Renewal Programme, with regular progress reports provided to the CSMB.

Achievements to date include the establishment of OneLearning; implementation of a range of initiatives to improve gender balance across the civil service; Organisational Capability Reviews; a Common Governance Standard for the Civil Service; the Civil Service People Strategy; structured and transparent talent management programmes; the Civil Service Excellence and Innovation Awards; a Civil Service-wide mobility scheme for Clerical Officers and Executive Officers; and Civil Service Employee Engagement Surveys.

Detailed Progress Reports on the Civil Service Renewal Programme and CSMB Annual Reports and minutes of CSMB meetings are available on