How is it governed?

An innovative model of governance is in place to oversee implementation of the actions in Our Public Service 2020. A new Public Service Leadership Board (PSLB) was constituted in March 2018 to provide the collective leadership required. This body, with Secretary General/CEO level participation drawn from the Civil Service Management Board and representatives from a broad range of public service organisations, meets on a quarterly basis.

To promote shared ownership right across the public service, both civil service and public service leaders and managers are, for the first time, directly involved in the public service reform governance structures. The PSLB provides overall leadership and is supported by the Public Service Management Group (PSMG). PSMG membership comprises Assistant Secretaries and equivalents from across the civil and public service. The PSMG meets in advance of each PSLB meeting. Both meet quarterly.

Each of the actions of Our Public Service 2020 is progressed by an Action Team. Action Teams comprise sectoral experts led by a member of the Public Service Leadership Board and sponsored by a member of the Public Service Management Group. Action Teams are established as actions are selected for prioritisation.

 

Public Service Leadership Board Membership

Chair: Robert Watt, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Jim Breslin, Department of Health

Elizabeth Canavan, Department of the Taoiseach

Martin Fraser , Department of the Taoiseach

Brendan Gleeson, Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine

Drew Harris, Garda Commissioner, An Garda Síochána

Jackie Maguire, County and City Management Association

John McCarthy, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government

Vice Admiral Mark Mellett, Defence Forces

Paul Reid, Health Service Executive

Aidan O’Driscoll, Department of Justice and Equality

Sean O’Foghlú, Department of Education and Skills

Paul O’Toole, Higher Education Authority

Maurice Quinn, Department of Defence

Dr Orlaigh Quinn, Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation

Julie Sinnamon, Enterprise Ireland

 

Public Service Management Group Membership

Chair: Dr Lucy Fallon-Byrne, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Mary Austin, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Reform Evaluation Unit)

Paula Butler, Local Government Management Agency

David Cagney, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Liz Canavan, Department of the Taoiseach

Teresa Cody, Department of Health

Des Dowling, Department of Defence

Richard Boyle, Institute of Public Administration

Pamela Byrne, Association of Chief Executives of State Agencies

Greg Dempsey, Department of Health

Paul Dempsey, Revenue Commissioners

Éimear Fisher , Department of Children and Youth Affairs

David Gilbride, An Garda Síochána

Barry Lowry, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Laura Mahoney, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (OPS2020 PMO)

Rosarii Mannion, Health Service Executive

David Moloney, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Paul Morrin, Central Statistics Office

Pauline Mulligan, Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation

Eilis O’Connell, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Brigadier General Peter O’Halloran, Defence Forces

Doncha O’Sullivan, Department of Justice and Equality

Barry Quinlan, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government

Aine Stapleton, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Alan Wall, Department of Education and Skills

 

Programme Management Office at Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

The Our Public Service 2020 Programme Management Office (PMO) and the Public Service Reform Evaluation Unit (REU) in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) are responsible for co-ordinating and enabling oversight of the implementation of Our Public Service 2020. The PMO also provides the secretariat to the PSLB and the PSMG.

The Sectoral Programme Management Offices liaise with the Our Public Service 2020 Programme Management Office and the Public Service Reform Evaluation Unit on behalf of their sectors in the development and monitoring of the Our Public Service Sectoral Implementation Plans.