Unit / Section Overview
Corporate Services is an internal support service managing resources for the achievement of the Department’s strategies, ensuring compliance with a number of governance obligations and improving corporate policies, procedures and outcomes. It also has a co ordinating role in standardising governance and accountability oversight across the education sector.
The Section encompasses the following sub-sections:
Corporate Governance Section
Co-ordinates the implementation of corporate governance matters in order to effectively discharge the Department’s statutory and policy obligations. Provides a point of contact for the Ombudsman and Ombudsman for Children and the Coimisinéir Teanga.
Sectoral Governance Section
Co-ordinates and develops policies and procedures to develop a standardised approach to governance and accountability of bodies within the education sector
Accommodation & Services / Health & Safety
Provides office accommodation and ancillary services across the Department’s offices. Promotes awareness of health and safety issues and supports compliance with health and safety legislative requirements.
Procurement Policy and Corporate Expenditure
Manages specific administrative subheads in compliance with EU and national financial management procurement and audit requirements. Develops and promotes best practice in procurement in the Department.
Website / Customer Services
Manages content for the Department’s website. Supports the development of a new intranet. Develops procedures and policies for provision of services to external customers.
FOI, Records Management Unit
Provides an administrative and coordinating service in relation to FOI and Records Management issues. Provides a point of contact for the Data Protection Commissioner.