Author: John Lawrence

Minister McGrath announces 17 projects to be supported under the Public Service Innovation Fund 2022

Minister McGrath announces 17 projects to be supported under the Public Service Innovation Fund 2022   The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath TD, has  announced the 17 winning projects which have been awarded a total of €725,000 from the Public Service Innovation Fund 2022 competition. The Public Service Innovation Fund 2022 received … Continued

Civil Service Excellence and Innovation Awards 2021 – closing date 31st July

The Civil Service Excellence and Innovation Awards is an annual awards programme that recognises the excellent work of staff. It also showcases innovations in policy and service delivery across the Civil Service as a unified organisation.   It seems especially important in light of the challenges presented by the pandemic, and while staff are still … Continued

Minister McGrath and Minister of State Smyth welcome Ireland’s first Public Service Future Tech Challenge

View full press release here. Find out more details of the challenge here.

Launch of an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Vision Statement and Maturity Model for the Public Service

Action 16 – Promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Published report: Vision Statement, Commitments and Maturity Model for Public Service Organisations.pdf

Publication of Report: Towards a Strategic Foresight System in Ireland

Action 8: Build strategic planning capability Published today (14 May): Towards a Strategic Foresight System in Ireland The OPS team has been working with the OECD to consider how strategic foresight could be used to reflect on what the world might look like in 2030, the challenges and opportunities to be faced and to consider … Continued

Minister McGrath announces 20 projects to be funded under Public Service Innovation Fund

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath TD, today (06th of May 2021), announces 20 diverse projects have successfully secured funding from this year’s call for ideas under the Public Service Innovation Fund , an initiative of the Our Public Service 2020 reform strategy for development and innovation in the Public Service. The Fund, which … Continued

Minister McGrath welcomes the publication of the Final Progress Report on Our Public Service 2020

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath TD, today (21st of April 2021), launched the Final Progress Report for Our Public Service 2020. The Second and Final Progress Report details the further progress made across the OPS2020 agenda over 2019 and 2020 since the First Progress Report issued. Notable developments covered include: Publication of … Continued

Property Registration Authority is the CIPD’s 2021 Resourcing and talent management strategies winner

 The Property Registration Authority’s innovative response to the HR issues prompted by the unprecedented challenge of Covid-19- ‘Achieving Resilience through Strategic Workforce Planning’- is the CIPD’s 2021 Resourcing and talent management strategies winner. Awarding the prize, the CIPD stated that the PRA was the recipient because: ‘A strong workforce planning approach has become core to … Continued

Minister McGrath launches Public Service Innovation Fund 2021 Call

Laura Mahoney, Head of Public Service Reform, and Minister Michael McGrath, TD, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath TD, today (1st February) opened the 2021 call for projects under the Public Service Innovation Fund as part of Our Public Service 2020 framework – the overall strategy … Continued

Strategic Workforce Planning Guide for Public Servants

Strategic Workforce Planning (SWFP) is an essential tool for anticipating possible future developments and maintaining a well-structured workforce of an appropriate size, which is able to meet the changing needs of the public service in a cost-efficient manner. This guide is a practical and hands-on toolkit that can be used to assist HR Managers and … Continued