The Secretary General, Mr Robert Watt, was invited to appear before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on 6th July 2017 for examination of the following matters:-

  • 2015 Appropriation Accounts
  • Vote 11: Office of the Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform
  • Vote 12: Superannuation and Retired Allowances
  • Vote 18: Shared Services
  • Vote 39: Office of Government Procurement
  • Comptroller and Auditor General Report 2015
  • Chapter 3: Vote Accounting and Budget Management
  • Comptroller and Auditor General Special Report 95: Financial Reporting in the Public Sector

 

The following briefing was prepared for the Secretary General, Mr Robert Watt, prior to his appearance before the PAC:

Matters for Examination 001. Index

Matters for Examination 01 – PER 2015 Appropriation Account Briefing

Matters for Examination 01a -Vote 11 Fast Facts

Matters for Examination 02a Vote 12 Detailed Brief to Secretary General

Matters for Examination 02b Vote 12 Detailed Brief 27.06.17 – PAC July 2017

Matters for Examination 02b -Vote 12 Fast Facts

Matters for Examination 03 -Vote 18 NSSO Appropriation Accounts 2015

Matters for Examination 04 -OGP App Account 2015 Brief

Matters for Examination 05. Vote Management 2015

Topical Issues 001. Index

Topical Issues 01 – Capital Review

Topical Issues 02 – PPP’s

Topical Issues 03 – Structural Funds

Topical Issues 03a -Structural Funds

Topical Issues 04 – Digital Services

Topical Issues 05 – Water

Topical Issues 06 – Data Sharing and Governance

Topical Issues 07 – Pub Sector Standards Bill

Topical Issues 08 – Protected Disclosures

Topical Issues 09 – Regulation of Lobbying Act

Topical Issues 10 – Open Data

Topical Issues 11 -Freedom of Information

Topical Issues 12 -State Board Appointments

Topical Issues 13 – Ombudsmans Issues

Topical Issues 14. Prevention and Early Intervention

Topical Issues 15 -Organisational Capability Review

Topical Issues 16 – Public Service ICT Strategy

Topical Issues 17 -HSE National Electronic Health Record

Topical Issues 18 -HSE Financial Management System

Topical Issues 19 – Pension Contribution Rates

Topical Issues 20 – New Entrant Pay in Education Sectors

Topical Issues 21 -Recruitment and Retention in the Health Sector

Topical Issues 22 -Section 39 Bodies

Topical Issues 23 -An Garda Síochána and Defence Forces

Topical Issues 24 -Medical Consultants

Topical Issues 25 -Chief Whips Allowance; Minister of State who attend meetings of Government

Topical Issues 26 -Restoration of Allowances

Topical Issues 27 -Higher scales for COs Increased Leave for CO EO grades

Topical Issues 28 -National Shared Service Office 2017

Topical Issues 29 – Gov Acc Developments

Topical Issues 30 – Accounting Officer Responsibilities

Topical Issues 31 – Public Bank Accounts

Topical Issues 32 – Civil Service Renewal

Topical Issues 33- Appendix for Topical Brief on Civil Service Renewal Actions

Topical Issues 34- Delivery of Reform

Topical Issues 35 – OGP

Topical Issues 36 – Brexit

Topical Issues 37 – NS Programmes Brexit

Topical Issues 38 – Technical Assistance and running costs of the SEUPB

Topical Issues 39 – Spending Review

Topical Issues 40 – Higher Education funding and Cassells Report June 2017

Topical Issues 61 -Cost of Public Inquiries

Topical Issues 62 -Disclosures Tribunal

Topical Issues 63 -State Recommendations

Topical Issues 64 – Social Protection briefing

Topical Issues 65 – Gross and Net Outturns

Topical Issues 66 – Absence in the civil service

Topical Issues 67 – National Broadband Plan

Topical Issues 68 – National Cancer Strategy

Topical Issues 69 – Health employment trends since the end of 2013

Topical Issues 70 – Public Services Card

Topical Issues 71 – Revised Waste Charges

Topical Issues 72 – Rugby World Cup