There are 13 bodies under the aegis of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, 6 of whom are Civil Service Offices and Offices (Scheduled Bodies as defined by the Public Service Management Act 1997):
The Office of Public Works (OPW) carries out portfolio management and heritage services for property belonging to the Irish State, and flood risk management.
The State Laboratory is a Scheduled Body which provides a comprehensive analytical and advisory service to Government departments and offices, thereby enabling them to implement and formulate the technical aspects of national and EU legislation.
The Public Appointments Service (PAS) is a Scheduled Body, and is the centralised provider of recruitment, assessment and selection services for the Civil Service. PAS also provide recruitment services for the most senior roles in Local Authorities, leadership positions and Hospital Consultant roles for the HSE, trainees for An Garda Síochána, and a range of Head of Office and specialist professional and technical roles throughout the Civil and Public Service.
PAS also support the appointments, by Minsters, to State Boards through their website at Stateboards.ie.
The Office of the Ombudsman is an independent Scheduled Body which examines complaints from people who feel they have been unfairly treated by a public service provider. The Office of the Ombudsman can examine complaints against most organisations that deliver public services. These include government departments, local authorities, the HSE, nursing homes and publicly funded third level education bodies.
As part of their overall corporate structure, the Office of the Ombudsman also supports the following Bodies:
The National Shared Services Office (NSSO) is a Scheduled Body which is a Shared Services provider for HR, pensions and payroll administration for Government Departments and Bodies.
The Regulator of the National Lottery is an independent regulatory office established by statute under the National Lottery Act 2013. The Regulator procures and regulates the holding of the Irish National Lottery in its role and functions.*
* Please note that this Department has no role in the allocation of National Lottery Funds for Good Causes, applications for which should be made to the relevant Government Department. Please see the website of the Regulator which provides some helpful information to assist individuals or organisations in determining where they should direct their enquiry, should they want to secure National Lottery funding.
** Please also note that the Department has no role in the National Lottery Good Causes Awards. Please see the National Lottery website for further information.
The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), is an independent not-for-profit economic and social research institute which receives grant funding from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. The ESRI produces research that contributes to understanding economic and social change, and that informs public policy making and civil society in Ireland.
The Institute for Public Administration (IPA) is a body which receives grant funding from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, and is dedicated towards public sector development, and delivers services through education, training, research and publishing.