Friday April 3, 2020

Government shared services to yield €12.5 million saving

The first phase of the government's shared service programme to cut costs across the public service has been completed, with projected cost savings of €12.5 million.

8th June, 2013
Ministers Brendan Howlin and Brian Hayes at the opening of People Point, the new public services HQ at Belfield Office Park, Clonskeagh, Dublin. Photo: Barry Cronin

The first phase of the government's shared service programme to cut costs across the public service has been completed, with projected cost savings of €12.5 million.

Public expenditure and reform minister Brendan Howlin officially launched People Point last week, a single central office for all human resources (HR) functions in the public service.

It will see the number of staff working in HR offices in the civil service fall from 870 to 330. The number...

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