9. Strengthen whole-of-Government collaboration

Consultation: Our Public Service 2020

 
We will develop ways of working together across our Public Services, to deliver better coordinated Public Services and public policy. We will do this using:
  • existing whole-of-Government cooperation initiatives, such as the National Action Plan on Jobs;
  • networks at local level such as Local Community and Development Committees (LCDCs), and at national level such as Cabinet Committees.
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What improvements do you think we could make to coordinate and collaborate more across the Public Service?

9. Strengthen whole of Government collaboration
Talk to each other more, share information e.g. The Dept. of Public Expenditure and Reform developed a “Consultation Principles & Guidance” Document in November 2016 – this is a good document and it should be adhered to Interdepartmental working groups. Encourage a bottom up approach, as...
Interdepartmental Partnership Groups
If we are looking to develop ways of working across govenment departments then we should explore the possible use of interdepartmental partnership groups.Under the T16 Social Partnership agreement Public Sector Bodies established Partnership Groups at national/regional/local level. These groups...
Action 9 – Strengthen whole-of-Government collaboration
To be effective, collaboration must have a lead authority to drive results, and have access to dedicated budget resources. Provide greater delivery of functions locally to achieve public buy-in, as centralisation is perceived as a loss at local level.
What improvements do you think we could make to coordinate and collaborate more across the Public Service?
Remove red-tape, support local enterprises and service by securing 33% of all procurement funds. Rota all staff in the system regularly to address poor performance and lack of motivation to achieve. Integrated department knowledge of what each other is doing with a personal point of contact for...