Business Transformation & the Role of Workforce Planning Breffini Carpenter EUPAN April 2013. My role in the organisation.
Since 2005; to provide the Department with analysis and advice on organisational development, business process improvement, resource deployment and change management; and to co-ordinate the Department’s response to public service reform.
A programme of internal reviews of business units have been completed (21 to date), including major reviews of the local office network, which has led to improved business processes and greater operational efficiency:
In 2005 the Department employed approximately 4,800 staff in 200 locations including:
Today those 58 offices are 16; 42 offices have closed.
Today, less than 3,300 employed (32% down) – nearly half of that reduction came from the local offices.
Approximately €26million per annum is being saved.
Detailed project governance in place for implementation of the plan for the new structure:
All staff affected by the changes; we had active engagement with staff to ensure there were no surprises.
Avoid ‘implementation deficit disorder’. Project management arrangements must be up front.
This was Workforce Planning before we had heard of Workforce Planning!!
The Agriculture Group is made up of the Department and the 6 non-commercial State Agencies under its aegis:
What’s required? Common elements: