Ken Spratt has been assigned responsibility as Secretary General of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.
Under the Public Service Management Act 1997 (No.27 of 1977), the Secretary General of the Department has the following responsibilities:
managing the business generally of the Department
implementing Government policies appropriate to the Department
monitoring Government policies that affect the Department
delivering outputs as determined by the Minister
providing policy advice to the Minister on all matters within the remit of the Department
preparing Statements of Strategy for submission to the Minister
providing progress reports to the Minister on the implementation of the Statement of Strategy
ensuring proper use of resources and the provision of cost-effective public services
preparing an outline of how specific responsibilities are to be assigned to other officers down through the Department
managing matters relating to appointments, performance, discipline and dismissal of civil servants below the grade of Principal or its equivalent
Section 4(1) of the Public Service Management Act empowers the Secretary General to assign to other officers of the Department (or grade or grades of officer) responsibility for the performance of his or her functions.
Ken Spratt has the responsibility of implementing the Department's mission and high level goals.
To ensure that the transport, tourism and sport sectors make the greatest possible contribution to economic recovery, fiscal consolidation, job creation and social development.