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Taoiseach publishes Second Report of the Organisational Review Programme


The Taoiseach, Mr. Brian Cowen, T.D., today published the Second Report of the Organisational Review Programme. The ORP was established to review the capacity of Government organisations in three key areas, strategy, managing delivery and evaluation. Its aim is to ensure that Government Departments and major Offices are fit for purpose in terms of the challenges they face.

The Second Report contains the findings of reviews of the Department of Health and Children, the Office of the Revenue Commissioners, the Central Statistics Office, and the Property Registration Authority. It also includes follow-up Action Plans prepared by the management of each of these organisations.

The Taoiseach noted that "while the report identifies good practice in a number of areas, for example customer service and utilisation of ICT, it also identifies particular challenges in human resource management and performance evaluation".
The Taoiseach indicated that he will ask the Public Service Board which is to be announced shortly to advise him on a robust "look back" process to ensure that the specific commitments made by organisations in their Action Plans are fully delivered.

Link to report here